Puppy party!

This last weekend, Sarah packed up the Magnum-Eva puppies, threw Gus in the car, and drove up to where I bundled Milo in – and then we drove up to heaven.

Sterling, my great friend and Dane breeder (the one who bred Lucy, my most beloved of all Danes), has a litter of Dane puppies who were almost six weeks old. Her own mother has a litter of Ridgeback puppies who were just a week older. Sterling’s mom lives on 40 acres on the top of a mountain with Ridgebacks and a whippet (that’s Kipling the whippet, after whom I named Kipling the Cardigan, who now lives a glamorous life in Europe, so it’s a good-luck name for sure). And all those things are just about the perfect recipe for the best puppy party ever.

We contributed five Cardigans who were the same age as all the others, and who were pretty happy being dumped in with a ton of dogs and fifteen or twenty people who were happy to snuzzle them.

And then there were the Ridgebacks. OH MY HEAVENLY RHUBARB PIE. They are AWESOME.

It was a long and wonderful day, with the end result of twelve Ridgeback puppies, nine Danes, and five Cardigans all sleeping in a huge pile in the sun. I’ll be trickling out pictures as I edit them, but the above is pretty much the story – such a happy day.

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  • Reply Lindsay Lewchuk June 15, 2012 at 11:47 am


  • Reply Dawn Small June 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    It’s like a SEA of puppies!!

  • Reply Liv June 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    That last photo is the greatest and most magical image I have ever seen. Anywhere. Ever.

  • Reply Lindsay June 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Puddles and I wish I lived in NH. You are so lucky! That one shot of the sleeping puppy pile would be perfect as a greeting card. I’m smiling from ear to ear :-).

  • Reply Alison June 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    All of those puppies sleeping in a huge puppy pile is probably the best thing ever. If I could sleep in that pile with them, I would die happy!

  • Reply Mike June 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    It’s always great to see your work.

  • Reply Rachel M. Reams June 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I saw these babies on your FB profile and I was in love immediately. I miss the days of my own RR being a fat and rolly polly baby!

  • Reply Maggie June 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Kipling agrees about the name <3

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