Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Projects and....a Puppy!


Time does fly! Literally! These months have evaporated, between being busy at my "bill paying job" and trying to finish up 4 projects on the go (all of a creative nature) I have had a very full plate.
So while I do have art to show you, I must to wait for client approvals and a birthday to pass before posting. In the interim....

We did it.

We got a puppy.

And no, you can't see the hole in my head.

Only my mother can.
And apparently she is able to do this no matter how old I get ;-)

So I thought I would share a bunch of those mushy, gushy isn't-he-the-cutest-thing puppy pictures! (Note: For those of you serious blog readers, you might want to stop here as the remaining part of my post gets awfully syrupy)

We already have an almost-5-year-old-Blue Picardy Spaniel in our family and were going to get, at some point, when we had more space, another Blue. Fate had other plans, and waiting was not part of them, so excuses were set aside and we welcomed home Brighthope Power Point, aka "DAX" (Eighteen weeks young as of yesterday)

Although I'm sure he still hopes, for the most part Suede has resigned himself that the puppy is not leaving and has become a wonderful big uncle and role model to little Dax.
Note Dax's careful positioning to be just like his big buddy Suede! (The following pictures were NOT posed. Honest!)





Too precious right? They cuddle like that all the time. I can't help but smile; if only life was that easy!! And Dax will pretty much cuddle with anyone that will have him....


Dax is named after a medival French city, and he is the only son of the wonderful Ciron of Brighthope kennels. With a litter of 1 boy and 6 girls, Ciron obviously likes to produce girls! Dax will get a little darker as he ages; he will be a black and grey roan. Right now he is a super gangly youngster....



Here is Dax trying out for a part on "Meercat Manor"...


We can already see glimpses of the handsome dog that Dax will become.... they grow up so quickly!

9 comments:

Susan said...

Absolutely love the pictures of your new baby!! He is going to be a real heartbreaker!!

I only hope that Zoƫ cuddles like that with our upcoming addition ;)

Linda Shantz said...

Oh he's pretty gorgeous! But yes I think I can see that hole in your head from here, haha...

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Always had a weakness for syrup (especially on pancakes :D) Gorgeous addition. Signing off and waving ever so slightly green with envy...

Ross Lynem said...

Love your Puppy. Your artwork too! Very lovely...

Kim Ratigan said...

I'm sure she will Susan! She did like to be close with Suede; but then, I think all BPS girls like to be close to Suede ;-)

When we get together we'll have our own pack now!!

Kim Ratigan said...

LOL! All the way from Campbellville!?!
Thanks Linda; I think that from all the foals you've brought into the world you've been given that "Mother's Special Sight" ;-)

Kim Ratigan said...

Count me in the Pancake Lover's club Sheona! I'll tell Dax you think he's gorgeous...!

Kim Ratigan said...

Thanks Ross; Happy to hear you enjoyed both :-)

Tracy Hall said...

What a gorgeous little fella! Love the copycat poses!