(Faint Mission Impossible Music: Fade up.)
Your mission, Blogger, should you choose to accept it, is to photograph your young puppies to share with your readers.
Me: Sure! Easy!
Tape Recorder (Laughing as it self-destructs): That’s what you think… Mwahhahhahaaaa!
HOW HARD COULD THIS BE?
I swear to you that I tried, all day, to snap photos of the puppies!
Well, not all day… I did work most of it. But, I worked from home so I had several photo opportunities.
But here’s the deal. Puppies have two speeds: Asleep. Or GoGOGOGOOOOO!
My iPhone doesn’t have a super fast shutter.
Do they make Hummingbird-speed shutters for iPhones? Because that is what I would need for these two.
It never ends.
WrestleBiteWrestleCryYelp!biteCryWrestleGrowl YIP! Wrestle really hard, BIG YELP! shake, tumble, lickyface, paw, smack, smackdown, bite, Wrestle , WANDER OFF, come back with rock in mouth, fight over rock, fight over tuft of grass, fight over hay bale string, fight over the new toy, kill the new toy… wrestle, WRESTLE, BITE REALLY HARD, SCREAM AND MAKE MOMMY RUN DOWNSTAIRS AND FALL AND SCRAMBLE TO FIND … sleeping puppies. REPEAT!
ONLY ONE PUPPY?
I cannot imagine having only one puppy.
People don’t understand it when I say that two puppies are easier than one.
First off, they entertain and comfort each other – so there’s that.
And, it is easy to train them because they compete with each other on everything, even ‘attaboys’.
With these puppies, they would be very needy on their own, I can tell.
He, Atticus, is super whiney and will cry at the drop of a hat. He looks at you with his half-hooded eyes, cocks his head and whimpers with perfection if you: put him in his corral, leave him in the laundry room or a stall, or walk a foot away from him to wash your hands of puppy schmear.
She, Scout, is super energetic and will throw herself at you, down a hill, at a wall – anything! – just to be part of whatever she perceives is ‘happening’ at the moment. She may be small, but she has no problem pushing herself into whatever she wants.
I cannot imagine having an adorable Whiner alone, or a Lara Croftpuppy on my own.
So, having each other (two puppies) seems to be working… they are busy, happy little puppies who are not entirely focused on the two-legger who brings food and keeps using odd words like, “Tinkley? Potty? Outside? NO! Not for puppies! AckAck DON’T GO NEAR THOSE FENCES! Scoutypants, Wiggleybutts, Where are my Puppyfaces?, Poopoopottypuppies and PuppyScups.”
Oy. I’ve got it bad!
And every time I step with my stocking feet in a puppy puddle (that I didn’t see due to lighting or whatever) or trip over a puppy or any of the numerous afoul hazards of daily puppydom… I swear I can hear Dexter chuckling to himself from above…
“Keep her on her toes, pups, Keep her on her toes.”
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