I tried to get pictures this morning and it was such a colossal failure that even THIS awful picture is better than they were. Forgive me; I am still trying to minimize stress on Daisy Poppy and babies by moving them around a ton, so advantageous angles are few.
We’d tossed around some ideas for litter names, but when that first puppy was born and was so tiny, the kids said, “Oh, he’s like Despereaux!” and suddenly we knew the theme.
So this one is BOOKS. Again, for registered names, I am fine with very vague interpretations of that theme; if you want to use titles, phrases about books, something about bookstores, the more creative you are the better!
But for litter names we try to stick with a tighter list, so this one is “Children’s Book Characters.” From Daisy Poppy’s nose to tail, they are:
Monster (from the Monster at the End of the Book – yes, I know it’s Grover, but Monster fits him a lot better!): Big brindle boy, full white collar.
Milo (from the Phantom Tollbooth): Tri boy with a full collar.
Hugo: Brindle boy with a heart on his head, full collar. Little boy.
Corduroy: Very dark brindle boy with a cool square blaze and a full collar. One of the little boys.
Bianca (for Miss Bianca, of course): Very dark brindle girl. Color touches the corner of one eye; the other side is more white. Super pretty girl who loves to be carried and babied; she’s one of the littles so that’s not a hard request to meet! She has white in a narrow river trickling way up her sides and a tiny dot of white on one hip.
Ramona: The big girl who came ninth. Dark brindle with a tiny narrow blaze.
Harold (from Harold and the Purple Crayon): Black and white (? We think) boy with big puzzle-piece markings and a fairy kiss on his head. He got his name because he was hard to get breathing well, born strong but very wet and drippy, and didn’t pink up for a while. We kept telling him to stop being purple, or saying “Check the purpley dude again to make sure his color is still good,” and so of course he had to be Harold.
George (started out Curious, but now usually called Gorgeous George or Handsome George because he’s really long-bodied and has perfect markings): Tri boy with a huge white blaze that connects with a giant symmetrical collar. He started out a little but has graduated to the “medium” range, which is lovely.
And, last but not least, our tiny guy down there at the end showing you his chest spot – Despereaux. He OWNS that last nipple, and will furiously defend it from all comers, even Monster, who outweighs him by five ounces.
So now you’ve met them all! I am going to try valiantly again tomorrow to get individual pics, but we may have to wait until their eyes open and I can distract them with chickens :).