Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crazy Girl

Jubilee is a bit intense. She's got a sense of humor, but it's rather understated and easily subsumed by her focus on her goal--whatever that goal is.

I took these pictures of her with her Orbee a few weeks ago while out at the pool. The light wasn't great so the pictures are grainy, but I still love how they capture her intensity.

I have more pictures of Crazy!Jubilee than of Beautiful!Jubilee. I tend to think that this is because Jubilee does not much value beauty. She's all about keeping eyes on the prize.

*MY* ball!
You're going down, boy!
Die, Lynx, die!

Not crazy, just focused!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Q-pups at 8 weeks

They are rather relaxed and hot in this video, but it's a nice capture of the happy chaos that follows this lot. Little red-collar girl goes to her new home today, yellow girl will be here for another week, and the boy is here a little longer, too. And the sable girl is still looking for her person -- so I will get to enjoy three of them a bit longer. We have started meals in crates and will be working on name recognition (for them what have names!) and puppy recalls and sits and downs for hotdogs.

Little sable girl has turned into a unique individual. She is warm and affectionate with a strong sense of self that often has her marching to her own drumbeat. She doesn't feel any need to follow her bicolor siblings around and I will often find her off doing her own thing while the bicolors rough and tumble together. But this isn't to say that she's a loner--she will often follow at my heels while the bicolors are off romping somewhere and she is quick to seek and give gentle affection.

Red-collar girl's mission in life is to steal my shoes--the ones I am wearing, preferably, and she will bite my ankles until I yelp and give over. Meanwhile, little yellow is probably off conquering her image in the mirror or wrestling some far-larger toy into submission. Mr. Qi (chi), the boy's new name) is amazingly suave--relaxed and confident as he surveys the chaos around him.

So, here's the video of a hot (about 95!) summer afternoon with the Q puppies...

Q puppies at 8 weeks from ce kemper on Vimeo.