Long time no talk to and there is so much I have wanted to share and have missed. There just hasn’t been time.
It looks like we are on the other side of winter, although it seems a bit too early for it to be real. The thaw is on and the landscape is dreary, wet, and mucky. But, the pups are enjoying exploring the changing topography and things revealed under all that melting snow.
Now that we can mostly walk in the snow, we’ve been getting them out almost daily, and some days several times a day, for a really nice run and they love it. They want to go more than we can take them! As things continue to melt and dry we will be able to take them more.
I cannot seem to get good photos of the three boys–Cowboy (I call him Bear, Hank, or Tex). They are absolutely 3 of the most gorgeous boys and I can not believe they are still here. They are so sweet, so intelligent, built fantastic, and are pointing, stalking. It has to be the photos that do not do them justice in the least. We say every day what freaking awesome pups they are and scratch our heads in amazement that they are still here.
Scott’s Decker Rat Terrier, Minnie, is great to take along on the puppy-runs. The pups love to follow her and if one gets out too far, Minnie herds them in. It’s hysterical. I think the pups like her so much because she is more their size–or at least not near as big as the adult Llews!
Have you ever tried to chase 9 Llewellin Setter puppies through deep, wet snow when they find something they probably shouldn’t have!?
It’s almost impossible to catch them when they can run on top of the snow and around pine trees and you get stuck in a waist-high drifts and lose your boots a time or two!
But, they have trust and excellent retrieving skills and brought it to me instead.
Introduction to water!
Probably a little colder water than I would usually recommend for the first time, but sometimes you can’t control everything.
Hope you enjoy the photos and as always, you can see more on the Flicker gallery.
Hug your Llewellin Setter tonight.
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