I guess it's that time of year again...puppy time. You may ask why on earth would people who already own four dogs want puppies and I may be asking the same question. Spence keeps telling me that he's going to sell them since they are full blooded heelers, but I'll believe it when I see it. In the meantime, the puppies have provided hours of entertainment and joy to the Platt boys...Spence included. I found him today sitting behind the computer with Lulu asleep in his lap. Chase wakes up first thing and goes out to call the puppies out from under the porch and they are the first thing he goes to whenever we come home from an outing. Hayes of course, can be found with one in hand at any given time. His usual spot is on the porch swing with at least one puppy and usually a cat. So for now...and since they are so darn cute...I'll put up with all of this nonsense. This mama's a sucker for her boys and their pets.
Heeler pups are born white with only their spots. Later on, they turn either blue or red. We have two red males and one blue female. From left to right: Luke, JD, and Lulu Since we already have a Daisy and a Roscoe, we decided to use more Dukes of Hazard names; hence, Luke Duke, JD "Boss" Hog, and Lulu Hog. They were born July 13th, 2009, which now makes them about 5 weeks old. I think these pictures were at 3 or 4 weeks.
In this shot, you can see how Lulu is starting to turn blue. You can't see the red as easily in Luke's coat.
Luke is so cute asleep on the grass.
As you can see, the boys aren't the only ones excited about the pups. The other dogs are pretty interested too. Here is Rosie trying to play mom to the pups. Roscoe would love to check them out too (in the back) because he loves puppies too, but Daisy won't let him anywhere near them, so he just looks on.
Like I said, Hayes's spot.
The pups with their real mama, Daisy.
Chase's early morning visits to the creatures under the porch.
You can't live with em; you can't live without em! Oh man!