Monday, August 23, 2010


MAXMOM here...

Hello there to all my friends across the world!
(and also to the new visitors to this blog!)

As most of you know by this stage,
we have severe 'Puppy Fever' in this household!

The pups are just over Four Weeks old at the moment and they are growing in leaps and bounds!
We went to spend some time visiting with them yesterday. They were happily romping around in the back yard during our time with Zena and Alan and I can say...
They are simply fabulous!
I've taken many photographs and would like to post some of them up today for the purposes of keeping a long-term record.  So although this is a long post, I am sure you will bare with me as I 'overload' on photos.

Apparently there are some special people in Cape Town who will be giving a home to one of the 'brothers' in the litter.  I thought I'd put up a few pictures for them of their own little earmarked puppy too.
(It must be heart-wrenching to be so far away and not get to interact with him)

So here are the pictures of the 'brother' who will be going to Cape Town eventually.
...with my love...

To these special 'strangers' in Cape Town...
I wish you well with your little puppy! He is too beautiful for words!...and he looks very well indeed!


Now, on to my own little puppy.....

My pup has been officially registerred under his kennel name...

(Don't you just love the name?!)

We still haven't settled on a final "day-to-day" name for him, but yesterday's favourite was

(Only time will tell, which name it will eventually be).

So let's get on to the photos of our own little one...

(The 'Cape Town' brother on the left and our little one on the right)

Thank you to all my blogging friends for all your love which is coming my way through your comments and for your shared enjoyment of this great event in our lives.

A very special "THANK YOU!" to Alan and Zena at
for allowing me, once again, to visit our new little pup.
We are extremely grateful for this privilege!

Also note:
 I have pasted another video in the 'header' above of the pups at
Sending lotsaluv to you all!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Caryl! It's just after 5 AM in the morning and yours is the first blog I've read--You could NEVER post too many pictures of these precious pups!!! They really are growing so quickly and I'll bet if you look close you can see it! :-) I enjoy starting my day looking at them!!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

We love his official name and we also like "Tony" at all. He is simply gorgeous and it will be so much fun to see him grow up!


Angus said...

Heart warming. Bet you can't wait.

Dexter said...

Those pups are fat and goofy, huh? I hope Tammy is ready for her little brother. Sheesh, momma says when I came home I tried to nurse off Beautiful Raja. I have no recollection of that but Tammy better watch her undercarriage.


MySpecialDoggies said...

Oh Caryl
Neeli wants to come down to visit the puppies too and bring one home - Apples isn't so sure though.

He is gorgeous and I'm sure you can't wait to bring him home. Love his official name too!

More pictures always welcome - we can't enough of puppies!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hi Caryl

We haven't commented in a while but we are loving seeing all your puppy pictures. It is so nice of you to post pictures for the people in Cape Town, we didn't meet Tucker or Daisy until it was time to pick them up, so that will be a treat for them. Toby was one of my potential names for Tucker until my husband nixed it, so I am partial to it.

Have a great day, and soon you will be one day closer to the big day.

Heidi, Tucker and Daisy

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my oh my oh my.. That is one special puppy and one who is going to have the best loving home. I just loved seeing these pictures and also how special you took pictures for the lady in Cape Town. Beautiful post.. Hugs GJ xx

the magic sleigh said...

Awwwwww! You are so very lucky! I am sure Tammyt is going to be wonderful with him. I a sure you can't wait!!!! Love all of the pictures! we have missed so much in the couple of weeks we have been gone!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful and her Mom

Unknown said...

Hi Caryl.

Your little baby is wonderful!
You're so lucky to watch him grow by the week!!
We can't wait for what his new name will be but Toby sounds great :)

We love puppy pictures so much!!!

The Heartbeats said...

This brings me happy memories of my Calhoun as a puppy. I lost many shirt sleeves and pant legs to those puppy teeth!! And then the pupply plop when he was exhausted. A train couldn't have awakened him! You look so happy holding him.

KB said...

Hi MaxMom!!!

I was feeling very down until I gazed at those puppy photos. Imagine what a journey you're embarking on with that little guy! I can tell that he's bonding to *you* already. Isn't that an amazing feeling as the bond grows?

You are lucky to get to see him grow up in these early weeks. You've been through so much that it's a fitting gift for you.

I am restraining myself from investigating yellow lab pups. Every time I visit your blog, that's exactly what I want to do next!

Thanks so much for sharing the puppy love with us! Can you bottle some puppy breath to send to us? Puppy breath is amazing.

Sheila and Bob said...

Keep those pictures coming.
What a wonderful start to our day to see these beautiful babies.

Sheila & Bob

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Cutie Patootie puppy overload today! Mom says to tell youz that she LUVS the name Toby for your new puppy. That was the name of her first pup, so dat name holds a special place in her heart. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mrs. JP said...

I love all these pictures. The ones where they're all snuggled up are so adorable. I'll probably come back today just to look at the pictures again. By the way, that video is so darling! I like the music too. Have a great week.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Hi Caryl!! You could post pictures all day long of the puppies and I would gladly sit here and look at each and every one! They are so precious!! The fourth picture from the end is one of my favorites...where they are sleeping all stacked on each other! I just love puppies and yours is going to have such a wonderful and special home! Four weeks...just four more weeks and you will be taking him home for good! How exciting!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Scout and Freyja said...

'Out of Africa' - now there's a name to ♥. Caryl, he is so beautiful. All of those babies are so pudgy and rolly-polly and darling! A healthy, well cared for litter!

I imagine you are busy puppy proofing the house and buying new goodies for your little man!

WFT Nobby said...

Oh yes, we like 'Toby' and think it would suit the little fellow very well. He does seems quite an adventurous wee chap, into everything, you will have to watch him very carefully! (As of course I know you will).
Cheers, Gail.

WFT Nobby said...

Oh yes, we like 'Toby' and think it would suit the little fellow very well. He does seems quite an adventurous wee chap, into everything, you will have to watch him very carefully! (As of course I know you will).
Cheers, Gail.

Nubbin' Tails said...

I'm not sure there is anything cuter than a baby yellow dog, unless it's a pile of baby yellow dogs! What wonderful pictures!


Mr. Nubbin'

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We want MORE puppy pics:)

Love the name. It is also easy to see that he loves his huMom very much. He is just beautiful, no other way to say it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sprinkles said...

I'm having puppy fever right along with you after seeing all these wonderful pictures. Those puppies are all sooooo cute! I want one.

My first boyfriend was named Toby.

doyle and mollie said...

oh mommas eyes have gone all glassy... he's beautiful and we love the name toby loves and licks

The Life of Riley said...

His kennel name is wonderful for a dog that will have (and already does have) his life followed by people all around the world.

Mum could look at your puppy photos and videos for hours playing spot the difference between the photos you've taken each week! What a wonderful gift his breeders have given you allowing you to visit while he is so young, and how exciting it must be watching him change, whispering potential names into his ears (as you find the right one), and being able to hold him close. His belly fur looks so soft and fluffy!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

He's soooo handsome and khute and smooooooochable!

Thanks fur sharing all the pikhs AND the video!

I hope you find THE name -

PeeEssWoo: Mom says Toby is a nice enough name but doesn't feel right to her - she still thinks there is something related to your heritage that would embody him - but pay no mind to her - she's just babbling again

houndstooth said...

Out of Africa is one of my all time favorite movies! I'm sure he'll be an exemplary dog now. I'll be curious to see what name he ends up with!

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, I watched the Video and these adorable little bundles of love are the cutest things ever...I miss puppy breath! Your pup seems to know where he's going - thanks so much for those adorable photos. Those little faces are too cute for words, indeed!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Those kidlets are so adorable. We thought of a baby Max. What is better than puppy breath
Benny & Lily

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Caryl, they are just amazing and lovely, so precious!...I love the photos of the babies snuggled up together, napping...Looking forward to the next update!...Blessings, sweet friend, kisses to Tammy and Toffee.

Unknown said...

Hi, Im your new follower, I spent time reading your old blog and my heart goes out to you.

The puppy pictures are adorable and congrats and I look forward to reading your blog.

Unknown said...

Is there anything sweeter than that pile of sleeping puppies???

Asta said...

I love him aweady
smoochie kisses

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your name is echoing
through the hills
your home,,,,
the Rainbow Nation.
Your name leaps,,,
from mountain tops,,,
to the brightest stars in the sky.
This is where the love begins.
This is where the journey begins.
This is where your legacy begins
as you hold hands with the
"Brightest Star in The Sky."
Side by side
your gentle mom
and YOU
will fulfill the legacy
of that story,,,,
that was ment to be .

Molly the Airedale said...

We love the name Toby! Keep the puppy pictures coming! We love every single one of them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Martin Hooper said...

Caryl - Im not a puppy person being a kitty person and all but Golden retrievers and Collies are my favourite types of dog!

I was sad to see Max having to go but this new little puppy looks lovely and will be just as much loved as Max was I can tell...

Nika + PARKER said...

Absolutely beautiful pups!!! Toby is an awesome name, when I was naming Parker, I thought of Toby for the reason that it could be short for Toblerone (me being swiss + Parker being chocolate).

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We LOVE his name and he is adorable. We just know he will fill yoor heart with love and bring yoo joy.

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Oh my goodness, he is so so cute!!!
Sorry I haven't been here a while. I really need to update my blog links so that I don't forget about checking out your new blog.

Sierra Rose said...

Oh so sweet and exciting!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose