Play with puppies! Emma and I spent yesterday afternoon at the breeder's playing with doberman puppies!! These weren't the breeder's stock, the breeder had volunteered for doberman rescue and received a Momma with her 7 newborn pups. The mother was found in the backyard of a house the police raided - an illegal brothel. It's funny because we all thought, "an illegal brothel? In Las Vegas?" but they are only legal in Nye county, not in city limits (like, whatever!!). Anyway, that's where the dogs came from.
The puppies were wonderful, 8 weeks old. There were 6 red and 1 black. Emma had more fun playing with the mother than the pups. The mother, "Meg" is a 3 1/2 year old red dobie. She has the most gentlest and kind disposition I have ever seen in a female dog. She and Emma just had a ball playing and running around.
What had all of us laughing was the black puppy followed Emma around for so long, and he finally got what he wanted when Emma was rolling around on the floor with Meg - Emma's ponytail. That puppy clamped down on Emma's ponytail, hindlegs firmly planted, and PULLED. It was hilarious! We had to pry his little puppy mouth open to get her hair out of his mouth.
I spent much of my time watching all of this while 2 puppies curled up in my lap and went to sleep.
That same little puppy had to be disciplined by Meg several times. I was so totally impressed by Meg. She could be wayyyy over on the other side of the house, hear the little puppy misbehaving, and she would swoop in, pin him down, nip him on the neck, and leave. It was so funny! She kept a constant eye and ear on those pups and kept them totally in line! What a great Momma!
Meg is going to a 74 year old man who just lost his wife. I told the breeder if he ends up not taking Meg that I would take her. I think she and Apollo would get along fine.
If not, the breeder's dog, Gossip, is pregnant. So, I'll get a puppy from that litter in March.
Emma has decided she wants a female, a black dobie, and already has a name picked out: Maxine, or Maxi for short.
Need therapy? Play with puppies!