Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | Filed under PUPDATE

Today, a Puppy Update!

Whirling cyclones.  That is how I would describe them.  Spinning, barking, whining, howling, dirt spewing, wrestling, crazy, boneless, totally bonkers puppies!


My former puppies from the last 20 years have been Mastiffs.  Mastiffs are big, lumbering, quiet, silent, sleepy and mostly lazy babies.  They stay that way most of their lives, unless duty calls.

I didn’t realize how amazingly easy and simple it was to raise Mastiffs.  So.  Easy.


When I first started this blog, I had Nadia and Nomar.  Here is their baby pic.  They were English Mastiffs and we loved them dearly.  Nadia passed at 8.5.  Nomar lived until he was 11.5.  They were amazing and awesome.  Great dogs.  HUGE, great dogs.

Nadia and Nomar. English Mastiffs. They were awesome dogs and very quiet puppies.


Then, 6.5 years ago, we adopted Atticus and Scoutypants.  When they were just puppies, Atticus was poisoned and died.  Actually, all three dogs at that time,  were poisoned.  Scoutypants and Shiva survived.  As you all know, Scoutypants passed in December.  No words.

These were Italian Mastiffs.  I never heard Scouty bark, ever.  Or maybe once.  She was silent.  They were both quiet puppies and mostly very sedate.  Scouty was a calm, silent, quiet adult.  The perfect office dog.  She was a huge, big, fierce, bulldozer of a beautiful girlfriend.

Atticus on the left, Scouty on the right. This was our Xmas card that year.

Atticus in back, Scouty in front. Quiet, calm puppies. Calm, quiet adults.


Vivienne (black) and Violet (tri) are littermates.  Except they don’t look like littermates because one takes after the Mom (Walker Coonhound) and the other takes after whatever Dad was… we think Lab/Pit.

They are adorable.  No question.  Vivey is the thinker.  Very smart.  Learned to sit immediately.  Violet is the lovey-dovey, rolley-polley, brute of a puppy.

These guys fight constantly.  Or play… but it sounds light fighting.  No one gets hurt, but no one ever wins, either.  Which is why, I think, they keep the battle going.  No one has taken the lead in putting her paw down.  I think Vivey is actually the tougher one, but Violet just sits on her.

During the day, they are mostly in the backyard, ruining it.  They run and play, sleep and eat, all day long.  You’d think they’d be worn out by bedtime, but that would be a glorious dream.

They wake us up at 11pm, 2am and 3:30am and 5am.  We are hoping this will end soon.  Google says that they sleep through the night at 16 weeks.  4 more weeks to go.  (Begging doggods and crossing fingers…)  Thank goodness they are cute or  Hubby and I would have moved out by now and left them the house.

These were their Craigslist photos. 7 weeks. Adorable, right?!

They follow me all around the yard from inside their yard. (Yes, the house is still gawdawful carney blue.)

Hubby took this on Xmas day. So, 2+ weeks ago. They never stop moving. Most pics of them are a blur.  (Violet and Vivienne)

Here they are on the other side of their yard. They are getting bigger.

I’m using the puppygate outside of my office as one of those measuring walls. On the left is 11 weeks. The right is 12 weeks. (I need to position myself at the same place from now on…Because I know they are bigger this week, but since i was further away from them, they look the same size.)




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2 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    Hi Roxanne! If you can , please send a pic of your Walker Coonhounds. We’d like to compare if the Mom was a Walker!

  2. Roxanne Blosser

    We have 10 hound dogs of various varieties. Most are rescues. We have standard beagles, bench leg beagles, and walker coon hounds (my most favorite dog EVER) . I do have a set of 1 year old sisters that are named Lilly and Lola aka the terror twins! I love them to pieces but good lord have mercy are they CRAZY! My only saving grace is hubby built me a wonderful 40×30 kennel/barn that all the dogs and horses live in so no one is in my house!

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