Saturday, January 14, 2006

Weekend Dog Blogging #17

C's family's golden retriever, Molly, recently gave birth to a litter of the most beautiful pups. Unfortunately, of the six that she birthed, only three survived (one was stillborn, and the other two she stepped on on separate occasions). Indeed, she's not the best of mothers -- when she birthed her very first pup several years ago, she took one look at it and ran away -- but she has her charms, including an amazing ability to entertain herself for hours, swimming in the sea.

We soon found a favourite in the three pups that survived. Not surprisingly, it is the runt of the litter, whom I've named SlowMo for now. As her name suggests, little SlowMo moves at a much slower pace than her two siblings; she's always the last to reach her mother's milk-logged nipples and she sleeps far more than either of them. She has an extremely sweet and quiet demeanour and, given that her mum tends to be rather indifferent to her and her brothers, has taken a shine to C's other retriever, the grande dame of the house, Becky (shown in the picture below with Oxford when he was a wee pup) . On the rare occasions when SlowMo manages to rouse herself from slumber (that's her sleeping in the pic above), she crawls quietly to Becky and makes a game of catching Becky's constantly wagging tail.

As always, Weekend Dog Blogging is hosted by the lovely Sweetnicks, and this week's pictures were taken by the very talented C.


Blogger IT-horan från Skåne said...

Great pics
Really love no 2

12:06 am  
Anonymous mumu said...

really really nice pictures!

12:09 am  
Blogger Zoubida said...

Oh those pictures are so cool. The dogs are adorable and look so happy...

1:06 am  
Blogger Mochene said...

Sweet photos. Don't let a runt fool you, we kept the last one in our litter of kittens, and now she's running the house. Sure, she started slow and seemed to be unsure most of the time, but she's so cunning and crafty, you'd never know.

Such great photos; makes me miss my cat and want a puppy.

4:09 pm  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What sweet dogs you have! I just love puppies--precious!

6:36 am  
Blogger Paz said...

I love the story about your dogs and the photos. So cute! When my dog had her pups, she dragged the first born to me, still attached to the umbilical cord. Thank God, mother nature kicked in and she took care of business. I was trying not to freak out. ;-)))

I've tagged you for a meme: 10 things you never knew about me.

I hope you can participate, but if you'd rather not, I understand. Click here for more info.


3:20 pm  
Blogger Eggy said...

Thanks everyone! I'm pleased to report that in the last week, SlowMo has picked up speed and is shrugging off her name quicker than we can say "Stop!"

Paz, I'd love to do the meme. Check it out soon!

10:46 am  
Anonymous keiko said...

I can't believe how adorable they are! Wonderful pictures.

10:16 pm  

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