Friday, February 25, 2011

Puppy Love Road Trip - Day One

What a day! I'm up way too late and still excited about this incredible adventure:

Started out this morning in the very luxe Puppy-mobile with Karen and Mary, headed to Nashville, Tennessee to meet Susie, Jenny, and Amy, and the NEW PUPPIES. It's a good 11-12 hour drive, and we started it in a little rain.  We quickly outran the building storm; we were on a mission.


These girls are the best traveling buddies - we laughed and told stories, and knitted and snacked our way across the plains, chased but untouched by the terrific thunderstorm, until we finally made it to Nashville.


Susie greeted us at her hotel room door with, not a little ten-week old puppy, NO, this is a half-grown polar bear.  Clearly, we've been sold a bill of goods.


Check out these monsters:


Susie reports that little Tella weighs about 23 pounds and Vanni a whopping 30+ pounds.  His feet are as big as dessert plates.


They are the most precious huge white bundles of infectious joy.  If we paid by the pound, we got the deal of the century.


 This is Tella.  The little one.  This photo has not been retouched.  She really is as tall as Susie.


Got to meet Jenny and Amy in person.  Wow - what a blast.  These girls get combat pay for this trip.  Thanks, my friends, for all your help!  Time with Susie is always an inspiration, and we yakked on and on, catching up with all the latest news from both farms.


Karen holds the puppies' attention for a second or two... before they tear around the room again, looking for a place to wrestle or crash.


OK, now she looks like a baby.

Tomorrow - the trip home.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Gah! Oh the cute! Thanks for all the puppy pictures.

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  2. Love, love, love! Have a safe trip home today!

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  3. Wow - they are humongo! So cute - what fur balls. Good luck on the way home! Fun trip.

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  5. once again...I thought I'd die if I didn't see photos soon and now I may die from a bad case of infectuous "Cuteness Factor." Thank you, Karen and Mary, for getting our Cindy to her destination and back again. This Farm Community is flourishing way beyond our dreams, THANK YOU, LORD ! THANK YOU SUSIE GIBBS for being so generous and kind and helpful and inspirational and....
    Y'all try to have some fun on the flip flop...Travelling Mercy and Blessings !

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  6. Puppies? All i see are polar bears in dog suits. LOL, boy are they cute!!! Safe trip to all. The wind has come back at least on my side of the mountain in VA. Drive careful!

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  7. Wow! They are tooo cute! What soft bundles of joy! Have a great trip home.

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  8. Can't wait to see the polar babies up close and personal, in all their fuzzy adorable-ness!

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  9. Cute overload! Puppies are the best. Be careful driving home.

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  10. WOW! These are puppies???!!! When full grown, they will scare off any unwanted intruder and keep everyone safe!

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  11. Absolutely fantastic! SOOOOOOOO cute! Have a safe trip back!!!

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  12. how wonderful! what lovable bundles of fluff! love that last crashed pic!

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  13. Shannon G1:13 PM

    O. M. G. Those are the cutest puppies in the universe! I love puppy belly and puppy smell! I'm glad you are a group, because one person could not handle that much puppy at once... better to spread the love around...

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  14. I have really enjoyed watching this story unfold... especially since we are getting our first LGD next weekend.

    Enjoy your new pups and have a safe trip home.

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  15. Denise5:13 PM

    I want to comment on the cuteness, but I have no words. I was reduced to gibberish and making squeeze-the-puppy hand motions toward my computer screen.

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  16. I got to see them the day before they left the farm....and they look BIGGER! And CUTER! I am so happy for you. Here's to an uneventful trip home. I know these two will be so happy to run around their new home.

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