Friend Tessa took in a stray black and tan coon hound whom she named Gertie.
She scheduled a spaying for her but found out she was pregnant! Gertie had seven puppies--none are black and tan, but they do have the adorable droopy ears! Tessa thinks that Dad must be a bird dog. She has found homes for 2 of the puppies already. They are 7 weeks old right now, so they'll be ready to go in another week or so.
Here are all seven at the watering bowl:
|Tessa with the pups.|
This sweet girl . . . so CUTE! I'll call her Socks, because she's in some more pix.
They have been socialized with Tessa's doxie, Sophie:
Droopy ears and squishy faces. Could they be any cuter?!
Playing with a sibling:
They are also being socialized with the cats--altho, I don't think that's what the cats would say!
They have room to romp on the back deck. This one comes to say hullo:
The cat, not amused:
Tessa was inside, so they wanted in!
Peeking thru the enclosure:
We were rounding up the puppies and putting them back after their romp.
It was almost like herding cats.
Everything is a toy when you're a puppy:
|This little guy untied Tessa's shoe lace.|
Getting sleeeeepy . . .
This little guy--so funny!
Here's Socks again:
|Socks: Everything is something to chew on!|
Stretching out the hip flexors:
Here's Socks again, at my feet:
Zzzzz . . . nap time:
Not quite ready for a nap:
Pulling on sister Olivia's shirt:
Olivia takes the day shift of puppy care while Tessa is at work.
See Socks on the right?
Socks: Zzzzzz . . . .
|Tail at half-droop.|
Little tongue sticking out:
Look at the puppy on the right in the background. He's pointing!
Under the bushes:
Another cat: not amused.