Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SPRING IS HERE!

GREETINGS FROM A SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!!!
MAXMOM here...
Hello there to all my friends across the world!
SPRING IS DEFINITELY HERE!!!
There are flowers and new shoots popping up everywhere...

Even the daffodils from last year have reappeared...
Our resident weaver bird is well prepared for warmer weather and his anticipated host of suitors.
He has already constructed six nests ...
...and of course there is a distinct twinge of 'Puppy Fever' in the air...

If you haven't seen yesterday's post, please scroll down and take a look at all the puppy pictures. Otherwise click:
HERE
Also...don't forget to take a look at the video in the header above!

The arrival of my new puppy is still 4 long weeks away.
4 weeks to go!... and counting!

Today's good news however is that...
ASTA
(the little guide dog/service dog-in-training)
 came to visit us again ...
She too is growing in leaps and bounds!
She is 9 weeks old now and already knows how to 'sit' and 'down'!
Wow!

She's quite playful too...
 ...and TAMMY-GIRL and her had a wonderful romp together...

It's the first time, since MAXDOG's departure that I've seen TAMMY-GIRL play like she did. It was a joy to behold and my heart was truly warmed to watch them.  I think she is more than ready for a new pup in her life...
Even KING TOFFEE is full of the joys of Spring...
So it seems that, all-in-all...
LIFE'S GOOD!!!...

Sending lots of Spring joy to everybody!

27 comments:

KT and Lady said...

Just got caught up on all the puppy posts and pictures. Your new boy is wonderful. Love the color of his ears. Asta is too cute too. Such good news Tammy is enjoying her little black dog visit. Your new sweet golden boy will find a welcoming big sister when the time comes. We are so happy for you all.

Mrs. JP said...

Wow, spring is definitely showing up there. I like daffodils. The bright yellow is a spring "wake up" color!
I'm so glad that Tammy had fun with Asta. Asta is really something knowing those commands at such a young age.
King Toffee looks so comfy laying on that blanket. I think he knows he's got it made!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Little Asta is just blossoming into an even more beautiful pup. It is wonderful that Tammy is getting all this extra prep work for the arrival of her new puppy.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

MySpecialDoggies said...

What a beautiful picture of Tammy smiling - yes, she is getting ready for the arrival of Puppy.

I can't believe you're getting ready for spring, while fall is just around the corner for us:( Can we switch seasons???

Woofs
Nadine Apples & Neeli

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh my, what adorable puppies! Asta is just gorgeous too!
Seems strange to see it is Spring in South Africa, we are beginning to feel quite autumnal over here in Scotland but wouldn't complain about a little bit more of the summer!
love
Martha and Bailey xx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Happy Spring to you!

Asta is such a little cutie. We are glad that Tammy is enjoying here as she will doubtless also enjoy her new little brother!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

So much cute! And it is great that spring is finally showing itself there! And oh, that wait - I remember when I was waiting for Gus and Stella - it was so hard! Then when they finally got here it was so wonderful! You are lucky you can at least go visit once in a while! And Asta is looking so wonderful - such a cutie and so great that Tammy is there to help her out!

Petey said...

Ahhh, puppies and springtime! Here it's cool and rainy with a distinct hint of autumn in the air, although there's sure to be another blast of heat before summer is officially over in September. Bet you're counting the days until that adorable pup comes home!

Do we have a name yet?

brooke said...

yea for Tammy! New puppy energy will be good for her!

TK and Squashies said...

Asta sure is growing and growing!
We can't wait for the puppy to come home!

sprinkles said...

Little Asta is gettin' big!

I wish I could turn back time and have it be spring all over again. I'm not ready for winter yet.

Benny and Lily said...

what great spring pictures and those new babies to come along too!
Benny & Lily

mayziegal said...

Sigh. I just never gets tired of drinking in all that puppy goodness! I just can't wait til he gets to come home. Everybuddy is gonna be SO happy. Well, maybe not King Toffee. But everybuddy else is gonna be SO happy!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Jacqueline said...

Great photos!...Little Asta is just gorgeous and it's wonderful to see Tammy enjoy hanging out with her!...I can't wait for the updates on the new little one once he is home for good; Tammy and Toffee will have so much fun with him!...Have a fun day, Caryl.

Asta said...

What a lovely stawt to spwing!
Seeing Tammy playing full of life and King Toffee full of joy and that dawling guide-sewvice doggie Asta in twaining gwowing and becoming cutew and smawtew daily..wawms ouw heawts.

I wish I was as clevew and helpful and bootiful as my namesake..she's a doll.
I'm so excited about youw puppy gwowing and coming soon.
Happy Spwing
smoochie kisses
ASTA

houndstooth said...

There's nothing like the promise of Spring and a new puppy to make you feel good! I love the changes that herald Spring more than any of the other changes, although it's hard to think about it as we are starting to look at autumn arriving in a month or two.

Piappies World said...

Hello MaxMom!

The flowers are so colorful! Asta is learning so quickly. It's great that Tammy is having lots of fun playing. Good preparation for the coming of the lil one. Weeeeee!


Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely pictures.. Spring is here for you for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Asta is a doll! We are so glad that Tammy Girl is getting ready for a new puppy in the family! The puppy pictures are so beautiful and cute!! Four weeks and counting!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Cocorue said...

hellooooooooooo there,

we're sooooo happy that you will have a leeetle one soon and some sunshine will remain with you for a very looooog time....congrats!

we miss Maxi but it's good to see Tammy playful again....

lots of hugs and kisses,
CoCo and Tiffy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How can it be spring coming when the autumn leaves just started to fall- it seems like only yesterday.
We have another month of summer. Today was in the 90's , tonight will be in the 40's. I saw a leaf fall ..... i think it was practicing.
Asta looks sooo smart, and beautifuls. She makes Tammy Girl feels young
love
tweedles

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Finally got a chance to drop by and see what's going on over here. My gosh, Asta is growing by leaps and bounds! What a sweetheart! It truly warms my ♥ to know that darling Tammy is happy to have Asta around and will play with her. Babies have a way like that - don't they?

Sending loads of love and happy Spring wishes your way. Today, after some house cleaning, I'll be working on my fall wreaths to hang on the front and back doors. I ♥ fall colors but they mean that the snow will be flying sooner or later...sigh. Would you like me to send you what I don't need☺

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh Caryl I am so happy that Tammy girl is enjoying Asta! That is wonderful!

I think that the new little boy is just beautiful! We cannot wait until he is able to come home!!

We wish that Fall would come soon here in Southern Oregon, USA, because yesterday and today it has been 105 degrees!

Peace to you and yours, Bluand Tessa too

Homer said...

We are jealous that you are embracing Spring. It's too hot over here in Italy and sometimes we wish there is snow. Oh well...

The little puppy is so cute. 4 more weeks to go... we can't wait. And, Asta is booti-ful too!

Love,
Homer

ocmist said...

Hi, MaxMom, Tammy, and Toffee! Just wanted to check in and say hi. Looked through the puppy posts and you are right... they are growing by leaps and bounds. They are so cute and SOFT looking! Bet their little pointy TEETH aren't so soft though!

Looks like Tammy will be wonderful with the new baby, too, as she seems to be enjoying her time with Asta.

We are in FULL SUMMER MODE for a few days this week. Today was 108 degrees... supposed to be 104 tomorrow. Broke some records I think they said on the news! This has been a very cool year overall though, and that is good. Your flowers look so pretty. You said ONE bird made all of those nests? Guess he plans on a big harem doesn't he!? LOL Well, God's Blessings on you and yours... Grammy and the Country Corgis

Maggie and Mitch said...

Asta is just adorable and we are so happy that Tammy is ready to accept a puppy into her pack!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deborah said...

Happy Spring to you and your family! It is the end of our summer and I'm a little sad about that. We had absolutely the best summer weather in years in New England. I love the warm weather. I do love fall and it is right around the corner. You can tell the nights are darker earlier and it is a little cooler! But I will miss the warm nights and very warm days!
I'm glad your Tammy-Girl is happy again.
xxoo
Deborah