Friday, August 17, 2007

Baby Faces

Whew! I don't know about you, but I'm tired from all that dog training. Let's end the week with some baby faces. This is why I go to work with a smile every day!

Lady Bird.
I tried like anything to get a better picture of her face,
but all she wanted to do was sniff the camera lens.

An Australian Shepherd. Note the heterochromatic eye (mixed brown and blue)
That is a trait commonly seen in dogs
with merle patterns
(Shelties, Aussies, I even have a blue merle Dachshund patient.)

Is there anything cuter than a kitten?

Yes, TWO kittens!
These are Pixiebobs.
They are supposed to be some kind of rare cat breed,
but they just look like tabby kittens with little stubby tails to me.

Check out that blue eye.

A litter of "barn" kittens at 4 weeks old.
They have cat litter in their fur from playing in the litterbox.

Panda as a 9 week old baby.
This is not "my" Panda. A client with two Bostons, litter sisters, lost one. (She drowned in the pool when she got trapped under the solar cover. Let that be a warning to all.) When she got her "replacement puppy," (we all know you can never "replace" a beloved dog) she was casting around for names. I had told about my dreams for a Boston girl and that I had a name picked out already. She decided she liked it, so - Panda. (Never let anyone know what you plan to name your baby or your dog.)

Panda today (post-op)
She had a "cherry eye" surgery two weeks ago and then I spayed her today.
She feels very sorry for herself, and she hates her satellite dish.

Please don't mock.

1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, aka "Cav."
I don't know why he looks so miserable in this picture.
I couldn't get him to smile for me.


Susan Gets Native said...

Okay, you are NOT allowed to do posts with all this cuteness in them! I am looking around at my menagerie and saying, "Hey! Why in the Hell aren't all of you that cute???"
Sox made me laugh out loud. What were you guys DOING TO HIM?

Julie Zickefoose said...

OH, thank you for the hit of cuteness! Kinda heavy on the dogs from Beantown, we note with satisfaction.Sweet!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Crazy cute! Love it. Thanks -- I feel fantastic now!

Love that Cav -- they are such drama queens (kings!) and he probably knew that he got more attention from you by looking glum and pitiful than if he'd been a silly wiggler!

KGMom said...

Cuteness rules.
Poor Mitral--his sad face says it all-don't take my pic, please.
When I got my new camera, I practiced so much on my dog, that now when I get the camera out, her ears go down as if to say--oh no not again.

Holly said...

Thanks so much, I have looked at these several times.

I think perhaps Mitral is upset that he is not getting the fees that top models get these days.

Mary said...

I think you prefer those little black and white jobs :o) Very cute! I love SOX!

You are lucky to see such cuteness every day.