Puppy Party

Are you ready?  Here is your weekly puppy fix!  They probably won't be there next week and I'll be really sad. They were so much fun to spend time with.  I took them into the room I use to photograph the cats today and let them run around and have fun.

This little girl (I finally looked) thought my fingers were the most fun thing in the room.

Patch is trying hard to look sweet and innocent but I saw him grab his siblings' rolls of puppy fat and Shake, Shake, Shake!  Don't let this cute face fool you.  He is a sassy one!

What did I tell you?

She was so cuddly and sweet...

... when she wasn't trying to bite me.

And just when you thought she couldn't open her mouth any wider, she cranked it open one more notch.

The black and tan siblings seemed to be the much mellower of the litter.

This little one enjoyed hanging out in the cat stand instead of biting my fingers and toes.

She also managed to get the toy briefly and pose cutely.

Usually when they got the toy, the tried hard to get in a corner to chew it in peace.

By the end of our play session, they were all ready for a nap.  Even little Jersey.

I'm gonna miss the little cuties!


Shelter Pictures

I hope you guys are getting tired of pictures of the dogs and cats at the shelter.  I'm still enjoying visiting with them every week.  Some weeks are emotionally harder than others.  This week was a good one.  It probably helps that I spent about 45 minutes hanging out with Lily's puppies.  You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see those pics though.  Today I'm going to grace you with some of the dogs and cats waiting for new homes or waiting to be claimed by their previous families.  I believe all these dogs are still within their first 72 hours and may be reunited with their homes still.

This big boy was the first Great Pyrenees I've met that gave me the time of day.  He was so friendly and took treats very gently. He has obviously been loved.  I hope his family finds him.

This little pitbull girl was so cute.  You just needed to playfully jab her on the side and she take off and get the zoomies.

And did you see her eyes?  Gorgeous eh?

This poor girl was petrified of the camera. I could get her to come up to me with a little coaxing and even sniff the side of the camera but the moment I pointed the lens at her, she just melted and backed away.  I spent most of my time just petting her and hanging out.  If she is still there next week, we'll try again.  She really is quite cute.

Today was not a good day with me and the cats.  First off, I wasn't very happy with many of my photos - lots of them were blurry.  Secondly, I hadn't been hissed at once in all my visits and today it was almost constant. This guy hissed every time I entered the room.  Hence his picture of him still in his litter box!  Notice how innocent he looks?

This one at least gave me the benefit of the doubt and didn't actually hiss until I tried to pick him up.  Hence his picture in the kennel.

I'm not sure if I made this guy happy or really annoyed.  At one point I thought someone was running some sort of machinery outside... and then I realized it was him... growling.  Yikes!  But then I realized he would growl when eating the treats I had.  So maybe it was a happy noise?  That doesn't explain the hiss when I reached out to pet him though!  Really, it wasn't my day to interact with cats.

And this dude was seriously good looking.  You have to go see him for yourself as the picture does not do him justice.

As always, if you are looking at adding a furry friend to your family, be sure to check out the Lethbridge Animal Shelter!


Baby Bloodhound

I've been watching this little guy grow up.  I see him about once a week at the dog park.  I love the little string of drool across his nose.  So typical!

I can't wait to see him grow into his humongous feet.  He's gonna be a very big boy.


Eye Candy

All of Lily's puppies have been adopted but I could not resist visiting with them again.  I could have spent all afternoon just watching them.  They were so cute and all so different.

This little dude has the sad puppy dog look down pat!

This guy totally cracked me up.  He hung out like this for quite a while.
Don't you love the little rolls of puppy fat on the guy below on the right?
The "Cattle Dog" on the left was a trouble maker!  His sibling on the right was the complete opposite. His expression says it all.
"Patches" is the second trouble maker in the litter.  
I love the way none of them look like siblings. It is hard to believe they are even related.
I have no idea what their names or sexes are - hence the nicknames and for some reason Patches is the only one that seemed like a girl to me!


I Escaped

Without this dude in my pocket.  

It was close though!

More pictures from the shelter to come soon.


Fun at the Shelter

Every time I go to the animal shelter, strong emotions emerge and today was no different except today started with pure delight.  I LOVE Tonka.

He was such a riot.  He would fetch the ball, bring it back but then lie down and tuck the ball under his chin.  When you reached for the ball he would use his head to block your hand.  It was all part of the game and you really had to dig to get the ball back.

And then Guiness, reminded me of Chewy at the daycare. He kept pawing and meowing asking to climb aboard.  If I didn't already have a cat, I think this one would have been coming home with me.  He had a great personality.  And don't you love those wild eyebrows?

Cleopatra (below) made me a little sad. She was very scared and just wanted to be comforted.  I was on the floor taking pictures and she would crawl under my legs to find a safe spot and a few times when I was laying down she burrowed under my head and made a little nest in my hair.  She was so sweet and just wanted to be loved.

And there is always something about Siamese crosses.  They are just soooo gorgeous.

Campino definitely has the best name!  He too was a little unsure of his new situation but with a little time and patience, he would make a very sweet companion.

As always, this is just a taste of the pets at the shelter.  Go visit, fall in love, and bring a new friend home.