Thursday, January 17, 2013

Make way, it's puppy play...

The photographs in this post are per kind favour of

by Caryl Moll

Make way, make way, it's puppy play!
A paw, a bark, a growl and a huff,
Hindquarters turned, it's about to get rough.
Tail up high, twinkle in the eye,
darting, shaking and difficulty braking.
Legs stretched, jaw low,
dark eyes, feverish glow.
A ball, a claw, a little leaf
Long ears, wet nose and prickle-sharp teeth.

Make way, make way, it's PUPPY PLAY!


In two weeks time, we will be welcoming another puppy into our lives.  She will become a companion to our young Toby and our 12-year-old lady, Tammy. It's been a long wait and the excitement is mounting.  
The puppies are growing in leaps and bounds.  

The pups will be seven weeks' old on Saturday.  Unfortunately, I am based in Johannesburg and they are in Cape Town - a distance that has voided my chances of any personal interaction with them during their first few weeks of their young lives. I have to be patient, holding back my excitement for that special moment when she arrives at our local airport in her small airline crate.  I simply can't wait  to welcome her into my arms
But...I have watched their development on Facebook - thanks to the generosity of the many beautiful photographs from Marycke at QUILLQUEST GOLDEN RETRIEVERS.  The entire litter is absolutely stunning! There are two boys and five girls and I am getting one of the little girls.

My own personal screening process is complete and on Monday the puppies will be assessed by a behaviourist and then matched with their owners. Will it be "Aurora"? Or will it be "Belle"? 

 (These are their current 'litter' names. The pup's ultimate 'call name' will be revealed once she arrives.  And YES, I have chosen a name!)  

Take a look at some of the beautiful photos:

When I think of this my little fluffball, my heart fills with joy.  There is nothing like 'puppy-breath' and the opportunity to shape an energetic puppy into a well behaved, lovable and happy companion.  But it requires an investment of time, energy and commitment: puppy classes, sleepless nights, time, walks, play sessions, grooming, vet visits, socialisation, etc, etc.  It will all be worth it! Experience has taught me:  "What you put in, you get out."

 So, little puppy:  
Come home, little one!  
We are more than ready for you!
We will...

"Make way, make way, for your PUPPY PLAY!"

Sending lotsaluv


♥ Helen said...

I am so happy for you to get a new puppy into your life. I have three dogs myself.

verobirdie said...

I had not visited for a very long time. A new puppy's coming? Both girls are cute. This will be interesting. :-)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're so excited for you!! A new puppy is such a delight. We're experiencing one now as we kept a pup from our October litter. And we're also getting a new little girl in February so it will be double trouble at our house!!

Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

MySpecialDoggies said...

They're adorable Caryl - can't wait to see which one is yours and what her name will be. Is Toby getting excited?

Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my dawg! Cuteness overload
Benny & Lily

Bouncing Bertie said...

Love the poem. Lines two and three totally sum up Bertie's behaviour at puppy class - he mastered the 'hindquarters turned' manoeuvre at a very early age.

Am trying to second guess the name!


The Life of Riley said...

So cute!

Mary Lou said...

I loved your poem!! It was fun!! I occasionally write poetry. Have I ever mention that before? Well. I do post some on my Blog.... ;)
Awaiting a new dog sort of feels like you are expecting a baby, huh? ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi my friend,Oh what beauties they are! I'm in love, just don't tell Hunter. I know you will do a wonderful job with training her. Just about the time I think we will not keep training I decide we both need the discipline. Hunter continues to whine when he wants to play with other dogs and if I am out of his site-but he knows I'm still there; which means he probably won't pass the CGC test. I'm so excited for you Caryl.
Hugs, Noreen

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've 'liked' their page on FB too, and have enjoyed the photos too! There is really nothing more exciting than to welcome a new addition, and I'm so excited for you!!!

Ziggy Stardust said...

OMD how exciting to be getting a new puppy. Mommy is totally jellies!

Loveys Sasha

Ziggy Stardust said...

OMD how exciting to be getting a new puppy. Mommy is totally jellies!

Loveys Sasha

24 Paws of Love said...

Nothing better than a new puppy in such loving hands! 2 weeks! We will be counting down the days with you!! :)