Wednesday, June 16, 2010
In this corner, Luna, an Isabella and Tan miniature dachshund puppy weighing in at 7.6 lbs. Luna is totally intent on maintaining the status quo of her being the alpha puppy of her litter.
In the other corner, Topper - Luna's little brother; a chocolate and tan miniature dachshund puppy weighing in at 7.5 lbs. His main goal in life thus far is to achieve world domination and to take over every warm lap in the household.
Referee Emma gives the rules of the match.
"There will be no spitting, tickling, or biting of sensitive body parts! I want a clean match and no excessive drama out there."
"Follow me to the wrasslin' grass and stay in your corners until I call you in to play."
I'm gonna win this match, I just know it! I have a few tricks up my sleeve that will catch Luna off guard.
Bring it on, Topper. I can whip your butt!
I don't know why they insist on this every single day. When are they going to outgrow this stage of life? Puppies! Sigh.
(I wish I were still that flexible. . . )
Must warm up! Run, Luna, run!
Oh yeah? Well, I'm faster and smarter and better looking than Luna, at least in my own mind, that is.
Fix your ear, Topper. You're embarrassing the whole family.
Stuff it, Luna. I'll do whatever it takes to get all the attention.
Ouch! Not the ear! I told you to leave my ears alone!
Topper: Not the tag! I told you I don't want any more teeth marks on my pretty tag!
Luna: Oh stop being such a wussy!
Emma: I'm outta here.
Luna: Whatsa matter, Topper? Can't stand the heat?
Luna: I didn't mean it! Really, I didn't. Don't bite my leg. Emma! Topper is tickling me! Where's the ref???
Topper: Take that! I win! You're pinned and down for the count.
Topper: Shake it off, man. I hate it when she goes for my ears!
Topper: Emma! Did you see it? Did you see me pin Luna? I WON!
Luna: Ok, maybe you won that round, but I bet I can win the foot race! Tag! You're it!
Much later. . . ZZZZZZZ!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Luna was playing outside in the rain last Sunday. The big splotchy drops made her look like a dapple, rather than an Isabella and Tan dachshund. She was very curious about the big lens and flash I was using to take her picture. I love how intently she studies everything that is new to her.
Friday, June 11, 2010
One of the things that keeps all the backyard critters a bit ahead of Emma's hunting prowess is her set of jingly collar tags. Emma likes having her collar put on in the morning - it seems to define the start of her day.
Luna and Topper received their first piece of jewelry this week after getting their rabies vaccinations. Luna acts as if her new jewelry makes her more grown up and dignified.
Topper gets a bit distracted by the shiny tag and tries to play with it. Have I mentioned that Topper is the embodiment of T-I-double Guh-R, ala Tigger of Winnie-the Pooh? He's bouncy, trouncy, and fun-fun-fun! It got him into trouble last night, though, since he would not settle down for bedtime. I had to hold him tight in my arms and softly stroke him until he became drowsy.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Luna and Topper had their 12 week check-up today. Topper weighs 7.5 lbs, Luna weighs 7.6 lbs. Both are very healthy and happy and have become totally integrated into Emma's pack. They love their big sister and she adores them. It's so much fun to watch them all play together, and to hear the pitter patter of dachshund paws running across hardwood floors. We've had a few stampedes this week that made me laugh out loud. We're soooooo lucky to have these puppies and Emma in the same house.