Monday, January 28, 2008


Well readers, I have to admit that since Briggs died, I have not felt a lot of overwhelming need to take photos, 0r caption them with funny shit. In fact, I've not even picked up my camera since the last attempt, except to lend it to a fellow photographer in need. I guess I lost my muse.


But! The Brady Bunch is nearly 3 months old and we got updates from their new mums and dads. I thought you'd like to see them.

Bobby, now known as McGee:
His new parents say: "Here are some new pics of Bobby McGee - he got to go to White Rock today. he is doing really well and growing fast. he loves to CHEW & cuddle and has learned to sit."

Cindy, who now goes by Jynx:
Jynx's parents say: "It has really only been 3 weeks since we brought Jynx home. The name stuck pretty quickly with us and her. She and Charlie get along famously. She rarely leaves his side. They chase each other around the living room and the back yard. Charlie will take away whatever Jynx is playing with so she will chase him. They are really fun to watch. Whenever Charlie lies down Jynx figures it is her place to curl up beside or on top of him. He doesn't seem to mind. When Charlie gets too much for her, she hides under a chair or behind a pair of human legs, and waits until he calms down. Just when he seems to have lost interest, she will leap out and attack him, and the rumbling will start again."

Jan has become Jazzy
Jazz's parents say: "We are having a lot of fun with Jan (now Jazzy), she has settled in really well and enjoying the walks in our woods – she has even seen deer! She is a really quick learner and now comes, sits, lays down and shakes a paw for us. She doesn’t like rain or cold weather very much but I assume that will change as she gets older. We also have her lined up for puppy kindergarten mid February which I know she will really love as she loves people and I am sure other dogs."

Marsha changed her name to Sophie:
Sophie's parents say: "She is very very good indeed...20 # and there is some question about her hearing...she hears, but sometimes does not even react to a sharp sound, will get it checked...but she joins the other dogs at the door if someone is leaving the house...and plays hard with Shira and uses Kirby like a nanny to take a nap with..."

Mike favours Seamus

Seamus' mum says: "Seamus Michael attends Kinderpuppy class on Tuesday nights. Last Tuesday was his third class where he learned "leave it" very quickly. He can sit and lay down pretty consistently. He's a pretty sharp little guy. Almost as sharp as his teeth. He is getting along well with our other dog Nosey except in the mornings when Seamus has his highest level of energy and Nosey is still grumpy, not having had his morning coffee. Nosey occasionally growls and shows his scary teeth face when Seamus overdoes it, but aside from those instances, they play very well together and like to cuddle up by the heater together.
"It seems to us that Seamus has grown quite a bit in the last few weeks. He has amazingly long legs. (see photo) He is still very, very sweet-tempered."

Oliver now calls himself Mitch
Mitch's parents say: "All is well! We changed his name to Mitch. He got his booster shots at 12 weeks and has no troubles visiting the Vet. He's put on a few pounds and a few inches. He gets along with our older dog, Nelson."

Picasso has morphed into Loki
Loki's parents didn't send photos, but they said: "Loki (picasso) is doing great! he is so inquisitive and playful and has made good friends with some of the other dogs in my family. he has gained 5 pounds since we took him home (he now weighs 23 lbs) and he is growing fast. We are taking him in for his booster shot in the next 2 weeks, and then we start with puppy training classes, we are all very excited. Already he has enriched our lives so much."


Gracehoper said...

Wow! Everyone looks older. A word about Marsha/Sophie. I met her and the others when I went to pick up Mike/Seamus and just want to attest to the fact that she is excessively cute and adorable in person. Every time I see a photo of her I think "she is so much cuter than that".

Thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday (tomorrow) to the late Briggs aka Red Dog.

Your blog is always a good reminder of how important our dogs are to us - I know it's made me love my two furry muppets that much more.

Anonymous said...

Hurray - a pupdate!

Janet said...

Thanks for the pupdate! The pups are so well-situated. You did good. Looks like Jinx even has his own little boy -- I see some cute pajama-clad legs in the background!

jane said...

Thanks for the Pupdate! They are still adorable!

jewele said...

It's so good to see the B-bunch again!

Thanks to all their new families and TW&AW.
Please keep those pictures and pupdates coming!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Mike AKA Seamus remind you of that foster dog you had Keeper?

The Border Collies said...

"Is it just me or does Mike AKA Seamus remind you of that foster dog you had Keeper?"

It's just you :) Keeper, now Rogue, is a tiny little cattlejack. Seamus is a large ... something. Rogue is also not a blue merle :)

Helena said...

This is helenathegreat from PetFo on Craigslist. I've been so in love with these pups from day 1.

Do you mind if I use some of your photos of them for an online article I'm writing about the health of merle dogs? I'd be glad to credit you and send you a link when I'm done. Please let me know.

Also, I'm heartbroken at the loss of Red Dog. I'm so sorry for your loss.