THE REST OF THE
Brandon is the Rescue Dog we adopted ourselves out of the rescue
program we run. He has been with us about a year, TAIL and all. (Check out Brandon's Page). He just
LOVES the puppies. He lets them climb all over him, attempt to nurse (ouch!) pull
his tail, bite his ears and generally hang all over him. He leads them, like a hairy
Pied Piper, into the woods where he is teaching them to do leg lifts and other
"guy" things (our fenced area goes a short ways into the woods, so they can't
get lost). They love the woods and play in the leaves and branches - climbing over
and under everything, and racing all over the place.
Dapple (See Dapple
Ann's Page) loves them too - preferably with a light cream sauce and fries on the
side. She is the Alpha Bitch, and has taught them to leave her ALONE. (I want
to be here with you, just don't TOUCH ME!!!)
Mom's "Sunday Best"
In an attempt to "discourage" nursing by the Dracula
toothed pups, while letting Dandi have full (supervised) access to them, we dressed her in
two "T" shirts. LARGE "T" shirts. One over the head and
front legs, one over the butt and back legs. Worked real well. She had freedom
of movement to run and jump, and protection from teeth. Only needed for a few days -
she taught them to stay away real fast when the rest of the teeth started to come
It's really fun to watch the mother/pup interaction as she plays
tug- the-sock, bite-the-butt or runs with them chasing her or her chasing them.