To err is human—to forgive, canine. ~Anonymous
First, I want to let everyone know that our Lhasa email address has changed because the company hosting our website has decided to go out of the website hosting business. The new email address is posted on the Joyslyn's Lhasa Apso website, which will soon move to a new website hosting company. The new email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week has been a busy one with the new puppies. They are now a month old, which is hard to believe. Time really does fly. It was kind of a shock to write "January 30" and know that January is almost gone. Then I realized February 1st is on a Sunday, which meant today is payday! That's always a good day!
Below are pictures taken this morning of the puppies. They are exploring and wanting to eat out of their mother's food dish,. Windy is a food hog and highly disapproves of sharing, so she now has her meals away from the puppies. They are playing with each other, reacting happily at the sound of my voice, and sometimes actually using the piddle pads for their intended purpose.
|The boys, Liam and Noah|
|Two of the girls, Cora and Abby|
|Two of the girls, Mysti and Lacy|
|Another of the girls, Coco|
It's been fun hearing from some owners of Joyslyn's Lhasas this week. Catherine, who bought our Hannah after Hannah retired, sent me an update. ( She re-named her Annie.) Catherine wrote, "Annie (Hannah) is still going strong. She'll be 16 in April. She's still pretty spry, though she's losing a bit of eyesight and hearing."
Here is a photo of Annie with her Shih Tzu friend Mini.
Barbara, Daisy's owner has been hospitalized lately and family is taking care of her Lhasa, Daisy. She emailed that Daisy, "..is such a trooper - love her dearly and cannot wait till I can have her with me again. Here is a pic of her from this summer - priceless. Have to tell you story how Brandi watches over her… thought you'd like to see my PRECIOUS PUPPY "PP" like Tom called her - thank you again for letting me have her."
Here's Daisy with her friend Brandi.
From Dawn about Bailey: "I apologize for not sending you a picture of Bailey lately. She is 11 months old today and doing very well. She loves playing with tennis balls and will play until she collapses! She is going through her coat change and it has been rough getting her to cooperate with her daily brushing. I have decided to get her hair cut short for the time being. Hopefully it doesn't get too cold again because she loves the outdoors! Attached is a photo we took just last week. We think she is gorgeous, but we are prejudiced I am sure!"
|Bailey with her tennis ball|
I also heard from three people who own littermates to Josh. Miranda sent this picture of Brigsley.
LaVonne sent a picture of Cinder as she was getting ready for a bath.
And Kyle and Trish sent pictures and a note about Fin, "Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! Fin has been such a wonderful addition to our family, we really can't put it into
words! From the moment he jumps into bed in the morning to supplement our alarm clocks, to his daily 8pm nap on the floor, until he lays at the foot of the bed at night, he is constantly filling our day with laughs and smiles."
Here is one of the cute photos they sent of him.
That is the major news of this week. The big chore over the weekend will be to move the puppies out of their whelping pen and into a roomier area. Luna, Josh, and Henri will be the ones who are most upset since they are used to hanging out where I plan to put the puppies. Actually, though, it might be Boris, our cat whose litter box has to be moved, who will be the most upset!! Yikes!
Wish me luck!
Life is better when you have a Lhasa to love you!