Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dogs and books on Thursday



Where does the week go, I can hardly believe that it's Thursday already. Having the kids on holidays and going off places makes the time fly I guess.
The pups are now two weeks old and are very vocal. I feel for poor Sasha who sometimes begs to go out in the garden away from them. Demand feeding gets a whole new meaning looking at these fellas, honestly if they even get a hint that mum's in the vincinity they want a drink, and when there are four of them... imagine what a pain that must be. Sasha is an excellent mother in many respects but she does need some space now and then. I remember that feeling well, the times when the only place I could be alone for a second was the bathroom and only then if I'd bribed them with a video or some sweets. Still before too long they will be on their way to new homes and being cared for by another loving family.


When they aren't crying and doing their unique puppy shuffle in search of anything that might be food, they are adorable and get lots of cuddles. Daisy is on strict orders to be very careful when giving them lots of loving, although they are all so tubby there's clearly no food shortage in their kennel.



A bit of brotherly bonding. I think they are still a bit surprised to see the others there, now that their eyes are open. They like to be near each other but are still too young to play. That happens later at around week three. Then they are so funny.
I do like having baby animals around. It always renews my awe of the greatness that exists all around.

Books
How about a chance to play editor-in-chief? Fill in the blanks:



_________ would have been a much better book if ___________

I think That Black Swan Green could have been better. I felt that it took a long time to get into but then once you were hooked it was a great read.
This was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and while it was good it took me a while and usually I would have given up. His other book Cloud Atlas was the same but superb once perservered with. What book would you like to change if you had the chance?

15 comments:

Isobel said...

Awwww, the little ones look so cute!! Make me want one too!! :)
x

Melody said...

The puppies are so adorable!!!

BooksPlease said...

Oh those puppies are just so sweet.

I've tried three times to get into Cloud Atlas - I must persevere.

Nichole said...

The pups are adorable!!!! Are you keeping any or are they already spoken for?

She'sSewPretty said...

What adorable puppies! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Though I haven't read Black Swan Green, I have read all three of the books on your sidebar and liked every one of them!

Down on the Farm said...

I am commenting on this entry because I am afraid you might not go back to earlier blogs to check and see if any more entries are there.

I was directed to your blog by a friend "At Home in Scottsdale". She knows I love "playing with yarn" and thought I might be interested. I am. Very interested in your blog. I seldom ever, ever, ever go a day with out yarn in my hands. Loving to read is the way I rest from the busy hands. I have your blog set up on my favorite list and will visit often. Right now I need another cup of coffee and have to get back to my yarn. I have a wedding to go to on Sunday and must finish the rug I am making for a wedding present.

By the way, my daughter is a voracious reader and has about 3000 books in her library. She also latch hooks rugs while she listens to books on tape.

Catch you later.........Connie

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what sweet little puppies.
Alison

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Great to see the little fellas doing well. x

carolyn said...

Oh my goodness those puppies are just adorable. We haven't had a puppy in the house for years. Oh dear.....

Liz said...

Puppies! Oh how I would love another one... but Mabel just wouldnt have it.

Thanks for the book reviews! I've never read those, I'll look into them.

Firefly Nights said...

What sweet little pups. It's fun watching them grow bigger each week.

Ragged Roses said...

Those puppies are just gorgeous. You've got your hands full!
Kimx

. said...

Oh, how cute are those puppies! I miss having a dog.

Leanne said...

What cute baby pics I remember when our dog had puppies and how sad we were when the puppies were sold.

Jennie said...

The puppies are so gorgeous!!