Monday, February 23, 2015

The Great Expectations Litter update poster

Pip and her brothers

Thanks again to Ágnes Szilágyi for the superb photos!
Pip and Herbie

Pip and Herbie
Pip and Joey

Seven weeks old!

Less than four weeks to go!
Photos by Ágnes Szilágyi.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Six weeks old!

Update for the week: 
Happy 6 Weeks Birthday to the Great Expectations Kids! They are becoming more animated and you can hear sounds of joy too! They are eating hard foods and chewing on bully sticks. Potty training is going great, they are getting pretty reliable going on a pee pad. Did I say how much they love humans?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Miracle of Photoshop

The ever-wonderful Michael Geraci performed some Photoshop magic to create this image from a photo by Julie Savastio, Pip's breeder. Of course Pip is sporting the Zeiss Victory SF binoculars—only the best for my puppy!

Pip the Birding Dog

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bye-Bye, Love

Forty days to go. I'll remember her sweet face when she was waving bye-bye.
Pip waving goodbye

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Five Weeks Old!

Photos by Ágnes Szilágyi

Celebrating Charles Dickens's birthday

Oh, man. What a perfect day! What a perfect puppy! March 21 cannot come soon enough!

Laura and Pip!
Pip and me! My sister-in-law Jeanie took the photo.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pupdates from Julie

Julie updated the "Nursery" part of her webpage. At three weeks, she wrote:
The Great Expectations kids turned 3 weeks young and are a total amusement. They started walking and even barking a bit. Their tails are wagging and are being very social. They are having fun in the puppy playroom. Big sister Zoe has been showing them how she plays the tambourine and the puppies seem to be equally musically inclined.
And last week she wrote:
The puppies are 4-weeks old now.  The puppies began potty training. They also started on their first solid food. Did we tell you about how much they love milk? 

Pip starts her life list on Saturday!

I'm driving down to Chicago tomorrow, and my sister-in-law Jeanie (Pip's soon-to-be auntie) and I will go to the breeder's house at 1 pm on Saturday to meet Pip! I'm planning to see at least a few birds from the window with Pip, to get a little start on her life list. We'll work a bit harder on that on the drive home on March 21, and then we'll start getting serious! It'll be fun for me to start anew, listing every bird I see with Pip at my side. I'm also going to be keeping a list of all the states she spends time in. This spring we'll easily get that to 5, and more if I get to bring her to Kansas with me. What larks!! (Speaking of which, I hope we see some in Wisconsin on that first drive home together!)