So after their breakfast, mom Miska and all 6 puppies headed north to Hillsburgh for their tattoos. Except for 1 puppy who shall remain nameless, the rest were quiet through the procedure and while a couple struggled a little, they were very well behaved, aided of course by tasty Zuk's Mini Peanut Butter treats (a higher value treat than mere Nutro's Natural Balance Small Bites kibble that I blogged about recently). The vet staff were wonderful and were so amazed at how beautiful and clean the pups were. I said to them, "But aren't all puppies like that?" Not according to them!
|Miss Red. I'm on the hind legs while another tech is at the front & the 2nd tech does the tattoos.|
|Getting Mr Black settled|
|Wow, that's almost art!|
|The vet tech in action.|
|Tattoo artist, Alysse and her helper|
|I think I'd like to keep BOTH these puppies!|
Then after the tattooing was done, we stopped in to see my dog clients/friends, Cynthia and Greg and their 2 beautiful daughters, Lauren and Rae-Brynn, along with their dog Piper who is Miska's daughter from Miska's first litter. That makes Piper the puppies' half-sister. This is the fourth litter that has visited them after getting their tattoos. In fact, it was our 2003 litter (of which Miska was a puppy) that was the first litter which visited them and that was so memorable because shortly after I left Greg and Cynthia's to return home with Nova's 10 puppies, the huge blackout of 2003 occured just a few minutes before I arrived home and we were without power for almost 4 days with a litter of 10 puppies. It was NOT fun! But the puppies had a blast visiting Greg, Cynthia, Lauren, Rae & Piper and so the 45-minute ride back home was very, very quiet!!
|Dad, pls don't replace me with a younger model (thinks Piper)|
|Piper thinks, "OK, let's play with my half-siblings"|
|Miska (Piper's mom), Piper & the puppies|
|Hey, these guys aren't so bad after all!|
|Lauren with Miska|
|Cynthia with a bundle of puppies secretly thinking, "I'd LOVE to keep one of these!"|
And since it was another sweltering day, Miska, Piper and the puppies cooled off in Piper's wading pool.
Needless to say, the drive home was very, very quiet!