Monday, March 23, 2009

One-month landmark

Happy one month, Hunter!
He weighed about seven lbs. this a.m.

This giant bunny was bequeathed by Erin, who won it when she won Best in Field in lure-coursing at the Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club specialty.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Future Coursing Hunter

As the saying goes, a wolfhound should be

Fast enough to catch a wolf ... er, a big stuffed rabbit toy ... 
And powerful enough to kill it.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It Takes a Village ...

Thank you to all who have helped answer questions from a first-time parent (me).
Thank you for your patience, your humor, and for sharing your years of experience.
Special thank yous:
Thank you Marian Temple ... always there when needed, and going more than the extra mile! Thank you Jocelyne Gagne and Susan Prokopenko, too. Thank you to the Souzas! 
Hunter especially says thank you!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here's Looking at You, Kid

Hunter's eyes opened today. When I said hello to him, he turned his head and tried to look at me. What a thrill!

You Are What You Eat

Baby rice cereal with formula: Bleah! NO thank you.
Baby rice cereal with plain yogurt: Bleah! NO thank you.
Baby rice cereal with vanilla yogurt: WOW! YUM! Gobble, gobble, lick, lick, splash. 
The world and galloping gourmet in two seconds are covered with baby rice cereal with vanilla yogurt. Baby's first food!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Two Weeks Today

Wow, it's hard to believe Hunter is already two weeks old today! Time flies when you're caring for a puppy baby! Hunter is now walking ... careening is more like it. 
Happy birthday, big guy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 8

Happy Birthday! One Week Old!

Birthday partying with Mom

Sleeping after a big milk-drinking party

Baby Day 6

Dreaming of the Hunt

Aerial view, napping on Mom's legs

The Ultrasound was WRONG!


Details: Yup, an army of one.
BORN: Feb. 23, 2009. (Co-breeder Jocelyne's birthday.)
WEIGHT: 2 lbs.
SIRE: Limerick Blake at Gryffindor, CGC. Blake is from the famed Limerick tennis litter. View his pedigree on his brother Cash's web page here.
DAM: BISS CH Glenamadda Starkeeper Verity (Ginny). View her pedigree here.
COLOR and MARKINGS: Red brindle like dam. White toes exactly like his sire's. Chest mark identical to his sire's: A five-point star.
CALL NAME: Hunter, in honor of Ginny co-breeder Susan Prokopenko's late husband, Geoff Hunter.