We had a very full schedule last week, and were even busier this week, so I'm a little tardy posting these photos.
The one really nice thing about raising and showing Shetland Sheepdogs is the nice people you meet. It's pretty much a given that in most sheltie litters, the majority of the puppies will end up going to homes as beloved pets. In this current litter (hopefully up to date pictures coming this weekend) there was one tiny tri coloured female who found her perfect match with a lovely 9 year old girl, Summer, who had saved her Christmas and birthday money for two years for her very own sheltie puppy. They will be coming to pick up "Angel" this Monday, as the family was going away on a bit of a holiday. When they visited to meet the puppy the first time, we heard all about their guinea pigs and the occasional litter they have. It turns out that Pipi (their female GP) was due to have her own babies right before they were leaving, and Summer's mom was a little concerned about finding the right people to look after the mama piggy and her new brood. I guess I don't have to tell you; of course we took Pipi and her three 2 day old babies! I didn't realize that guinea pigs, or cavies, are born totally haired, eyes open and running around, ready to go. They are just the cutest little things ... we're such suckers for critters!:)
When I had agreed for Pipi to come stay with her babies until Angel's new family could come for her, Chelsea and I were looking forward to keeping two of the babies, but only of the same gender. So now we have two new male family members. The first picture is Pipi with her family. The girl's head is in front, pointing to the left. Then there's Rustle meeting Wilbur (Chelsea's), and my new piggy, who I named Steve. We hope we were interpreting the "how to sex your guinea pig" instructions correctly. I guess time will tell.
That same week, KISS came here in London to the John Labatt Centre. It was an absolutely fabulous show. I had never seen them before, and it was well worth the wait. The band is incredibly tight, the hardest working rock group I've ever seen, from beginning to end, and put on a huge show. Chelsea took some pics with her Blackberry, but they didn't turn out very well. Nonetheless, we're very happy to have the pictures. Makes the band members kind of look like little toy figures, don't you think? :).