Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday with Ciara and the boys

First things first - thanks to Asta's Mom for this beautiful collage of all the participants in the Max World Tour. If you look at the bottom left side, you can find Phantom and Thunder. Look carefully and we bet you will recognize a lot of your wonderful furiends.

Life with Ciara is interesting. She is a very sweet girl with a great personality. She is a real cuddler too. Phantom and Thunder are trying very hard to welcome her to the family. They do best when they are all outside. But Mother Nature has not been too cooperative in this area. We have had rain, more rain, puddles, mud, and now today we have freezing rain, sleet, slush, and ice. The switchover to snow has just begun. We are all hoping to get out there soon and see if we can all do zoomies in the snow.

Ciara and her cousin K.

This next photo reminds Mom and Dad a lot of Dakota:)

A little tummy for you. Actually a very round tummy. Ciara visited the vet yesterday for the first time and she weighed in at 17.4 lbs. She got an A+ report - all is well. And no shots yet - in another three weeks as her breeder had already given her her first injections. The vet and the technician fell in love with her and Mom was worried they were going to try to keep her:)

Learning right away about those pesky squirrels.

Sleepy time. Mom keeps her leash attached while she is in the kitchen along with the boys - easier to keep track of where she is:)

And a litte video of playtime. (Yes, they were watching Grey's Anatomy.)

And next is a collection of photos of the boys outside with their new sister. Mom is super cautious with the little one. You will see her leash on her outside too so Mom can grab her quickly if the boys get too rough. Yesterday she only had one of them out with the puppy at a time and today she tried them together. They like to compete with each other when they are both out there. They are also having to learn to be more gentle with her. If you know sibes, they play very rough and they make a lot of noise when they are playing. They just need to tone it down a bit with Ciara. If we find time, we will have a video of them outside for you tomorrow. Now enjoy the photos.

All around the mulberry bush - sharing secrets?

No, her mouth is not really in his mouth.

Is she getting reprimanded?

MMMMmmmm, you had something good to eat, Phantom.

Wait for me!!!

I think I like it here.

And no backtalk, pipsqueak!

Could we all look at the camera, please?

All heads forward, please.

Mom, this is the best you are going to get.

Woos from Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


achieve1dream said...

That last picture is so great!! Well worth the wait I imagine.

Ciara is so cute! She reminds me of Storm as a pup.

Frankie Furter said...

Oh How Cute!! Two's company and three's a PACK!!!! BOL BOL Loved the play video!! 17 Pounds! That's more than ME.

Lorenza said...

Looks like Ciara does not have enough toys to play with!!!
I love her video!
I am sure she loves to be with you two!
Kisses and hugs

Martha and Bailey said...

Ciara is just adorable. We loved her little video playing with all her toys. She looks really settled already.
We can see why she reminds you of Dakota too - truly she has the sweetest of expressions.
The pics outside with her two big brothers are wonderful. It did look as though they were having a word with her.
The bottom pic is just lovely.
She is certainly keeping you all busy. I just can't believe how quickly she has settled. Then again it is a very long time since I had a puppy! Mind you I would just love one - maybe one day - when I retire!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We loved the video! Ciara is hard to capture - she moves so quickly!
What a cutie she is!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


She is so adorable! Love the rings around her eyes and her coloring! It is going to be so much fun watching her grow.

You guys think she is easy now but wait till she is your size, then she'll kick butt! Girls are always the Alpha!

Riley and Star.

Aniemother said...

Ciara is soooo cute! We're sure you'll have so much fun with your cute new sissy!

Bajas & kitties

Mango said...

Mom is fast to get that all heads forward shot. I bet she can take rough playtime. She looks pretty well padded.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, were there any toys she DIDN'T have out?

I khan see her letting the boys think they are in charge - she's so working them!

What great pikhs all around but yes, the last one was furry furry special!

I'm sure Princess D is smiling in agreeement!


Gus said...

Yeah, muzzer gets sick for a few days and we miss all the excitement. She is really Khute. She will turn out to be a heartbreaker like Khyra, we betcha! But oh, what a busy life you have for the next three months or so.

gussie and muzzer

Cyber-sibes said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!! she is sooo cute!!! Thank woo so so furry much fur sharing her with us - the photos & video are just delightful, as is she!

jack a-roo & moo too
& absolutely smitten biped mom pat

Alex93andme said...

The collage is beautiful!

The pictures and video of Ciara are so great. I wanted to reach through my screen and rub her tum tum!! Look at the toys!! Wow!!!

That last picture is perfect of all three!!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Hollydog

Mack and Sally Ann said...

That last picture is very cute. She is certainly a part of the family. Her big brothers seem very nice to her.
Sally Ann

Amber and Nala said...

Ahh Ciara, I loved when you went under that chair to retrieve your toy. :) You are SO cute and will have those boys whipped into shape soon enough. ;)


BeadedTail said...

The photos of all three of them are so cute and that video reminded our mommy of how much energy puppies have! Ciara is a cutie and the boys are as handsome as ever!

Teddy said...

What a cute little puppy!! You make a very handsome looking family :) I'm sure you'll take good care of your little sister. She's a lucky pup.

Ms. ~K said...

Ciara, Did you steal all the boys' stuffies??? Girls just wanna have fun!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Such a cutie - and already weighs almost as much as a full grown Scottie!!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! I see Ciara is adapting quite well I do not know what woo mean, we do not play rough.. Mum is always saying "gently" to me, so I must play gently!
Greta photos, especially the last one, but I do love the tummy shot!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Sonic said...

Oh what a big cute family!

My brother Knuckles and I play really rough too... but I guess we're smaller so we're less likely to do any real damage. But I know you two are being really careful around your new little sister!


Sam said...

She is so cute! I love the leash - it reminds me so much of Sam when he was young. He was such a rascal that the only way to find him sometimes after he had done wrong was to look for the leash. He was a master at wedging himself into things when he knew he was in trouble!


Duffy said...

What a sweetie! She'll be up to speed in no time and give the boys a run for their money.

Whimpurr said...

Absolutely precious! That last picture is frame worthy!

Cocorue said...

congrats on your new sista!!!

she is soooooo cuuuute er, much cuter than my new sista Tiffane ( who's a pain!)

sorry i did not realise that you've had her recently.....we MUST chat/compare notes soon

tell me, were you consulted before she came on board?????? if not, we'd better keep tabs on our mumsters too

love you guys

kissa-bull said...

aww ciaras tummy is just so squeezeable
it seems they are taking thier job of setting the rules down vewy seriously.
im sure in no time at all they will be protective brofers
pibble sugars
the houston pibble pack
guero, coco chanel, brinks, bella and lucky

Piappies World said...

Your group photo is really wonderful! Perfect for a photo frame. Ciara's paws are soooo... hmmm... round just like her tummy. BOL She is so adorable, Phantom and Thunder will surely get along with her.

Will she grow up really fast?! We enjoyed watching her fun video! Weeeeee

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Life With Dogs said...

I'm thrilled for you and loaded with puppy envy! I swore never again but I'm getting that damn fever. :)

Holly and Khady said...

I can't get over how absolutely adorable she is!!! I really want to smooch on her! I think she would have a fabulous time playing with Khady! All the toys spread out on the floor sure looks like our house!

I'm glad you are all getting along. I think you will make great big brothers!


Snowie Baby said...

awww awww!!! ciara IS SO SUPER CUTE!! shes such a sweetie. love the pictures of the boys playing with her.

cant wait to see the video!


Oh my... I was gone and you added a new pup! Wowzer she is too super super siber cute! I mean you just want to cuddle with her. I'd like to use her as a pillow. And... I'm beginning to think I'm part sibe. I am a rough houser and make all kinds of noise when I play. Mom always has to tell me to tone it done.

Hey... come close to the screen Ciara.. muuuaaahh! welcome- I'm norwood.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That video is adorable -- she is such a cute little fuzzball!

Mochi and Mommy said...

She's such a happy pup and it looks like she loves having 2 older brothers! :) Great video and pawesome pics of them together! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! You lucky boys got a sister! She is just bootiful, and very cute too! All fluffy!

I think Dakota sent her from heaven... xxx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

What a sweet, sweet girl! It looks like she is settling in pretty well. We wish you better weather so she can enjoy the outdoors more!

Pedro said...

These pictures remind me of when Callie came to live with Gus & Louie! Ciara's feets are HUGE!


Thor said...

Oh my, Ciara is so cute! Congrats on the new member of the family!
Lovely video and all your pics Ciara!


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Oh the family pic, so precious! Ciara we are so glad that you are part of the family. We do want to know if your name is pronouce with an S(like Sierra) or with a K(like Kiara).

Sam & June

p/s: Please ask your mom to email our mom ysdavis at hotmail dot com so that mom can send your mom some oven roasted pork tenderloin recipes. These are however not tried or tested by us nor mom yet. She collected them in her recipe collections just didn't try them yet. Actually she tried the maple one and it was good.

BRUTUS said...

Oh, we can just about feel Ciara's soft furry-ness and smell that sweet puppy breath all the way over here! Maybe the boys were teaching her how to read the pee-mail on that bush??

Brutus the Frenchie

Kasha said...

Thank you so much for sharing Ciara with me. Those pictures of your darling new puppy totally made my day. It is so good to see good people like you taking such good care of such wonderful dogs. Thank you for your support and making this difficult week so much better for me. Puppies are so fun!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh MY!!!! isn't she a little love! we went back in the post a few days and see your new addition! how wonderful! beautiful markings!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
i am so sorry i am behind on posts!
welcome to you new wonderful home ciara! you are beautiful and such a lucky girl!
m & e

Huffle Mawson said...

Boys, she is SUCH a cutie!

Sierra Rose said...

Oh! The cuuuuutest puppy!!! Welcome Ciara!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Painter Pack said...

I have to admit, Ciara is a cutie! She will get lots of training from those big brothers!! Woooos!


Alasandra said...

Ciara is such a cutie she looks like a little doggie doll.

Phantom & Thunder it looks as if you will have a lot of fun times with this little girl. ~AFSS

PS: Did you see me & Scylla with all those doggies in the picture. I can't believe the things I get into since I came to live here. I was very reassured that Phantom & Thunder were around to protect me. ~Artemisia

LUCKY LUKE said...

O my gosh, the Phantom and Thunder, I fink I'm a little jealous!

What a beautiful little sister you have! Ciara is as cute as she can be... and you boys have your work cut out for you, as big brothers! I know you'll do a great job!

As the great philosopher, Charles Schultz, once say, "Happiness is a warm puppy"... and I fink that in-of-doors, anyway... your home must be very happy!

wif love from the very excited Luke

Wild Dingo said...

um, that round little bellaaaay needs a ZERBERT from Wild Dingo. And then I may accidentally pup nap her! ;)

btw: i don't think you have enough toys for her. you're so mean. bordering on abuse with lack of toys and enjoyment for her.

in a year or so, she'll be big enough to tell those boys how to behave and we'll find out very soon that she'll be boss. but i'll be she'll be a sweet boss!

Twinkietinydog said...

OMD the last photo!!! My furiends, Phantom and Thunder, no roughhousing yet. Just enjoy the fluff-ball, not to be confused with a tennis ball, and be good role models.

Stella said...

I love the last photo with the three of them. . .so very cute!

Ciara is going to be such a great beauty and full of mischief too.

Thanks for sharing the videos and pics with us. If you could figure out how to include the puppy breath, and coat smell, it would be just perfect.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella

Two Country Poodles said...

We cannot get over how cute little Ciara is! Phantom and Thunder looks like you are getting along well...Keep up the good work.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

OMD is she adorable! We want one too!! Trouble is in Phx the stupid condo assoc.only allow no more than 2 pets and there's A WEIGHT LIMIT now!! JUST plain dumb. Oh well, we can enjoy you 3 romping around.
BabyRD and Hootie

The Furry Kids said...

Ciara, your ears are very pink. I sure hope that there are no grey cats in your neighborhood. Those ears might not be safe...

Your pal,

Sagira said...

Is that a Sibe thing to get in other dogs faces? Sagira does this all the time and it really scares me, she already got bit once doing it. I just noticed Ciara does it to.