Desk vs. Puppies…

In the battle of “Desk vs. Puppies” the clear and overwhelming winner is PUPPIES!!!!

The first to be born.

The first to be born.

Yup, not much has happened in my electronic life, behind on mail – both e and snail, have not blogged in awhile, and pretty much not accomplishing most of the things I usually do sitting inside at my desk since April 11th. Cause that is when Bedbug gave birth to a litter of beautiful puppies we are calling the Rocket Dogs. (more on that later)

So it goes down like this, I am all motivated and ready to get some serious work done at the desk. Outside chores are done, I am washed up, fresh cup of coffee, and I head over to the desk to buckle down and accomplish stuff. But then an adorable little grunt, squeak, squeal, or not fully formed attempt at a bark…  Oh better check on the puppies! That’s it, game over, puppies win again. But before you judge me harshly for my choices, just look at what I am up against.

Here we have my desk, all ready for me to go to work.

The Desk

The Desk

And here we have a pile of puppy cuteness!!!!

BebBug with her puppies

BebBug with her puppies

Seriously, the desk never stood a chance!

As a matter of fact, I just heard a squeak, better go check the puppies, this might take awhile….

OK managed to pry myself away, now let’s finish this blog.

As I said we are going with the space theme for this litter, more specifically things that get shot into space; rockets, satellites, and such. We will definitely have a Dawn in the group.  Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial bodies and is headed to Ceres. (learn more here) And we have a very good friend named Dawn who we hope will enjoy having a puppy named after her.    Might also be using the name of the Soviet  Space Dog, Laika , although not manufactured by humans she was shot into space by them so technically it fits. The whole  Rocket Dogs theme really came from another good friend Marlys. She emailed me with it the other day, both Dan and I really liked the idea and names she suggested. Plus Marlys was inspired by our mutual friend Cristin. She and her partner Mike were recently made NASA Solar System Ambassadors and will be doing educational and outreach programs. It is a fun theme that lets us involve our friends. Plus a lot of things that have been shot into space have really cool sounding names. So now we just need to start to narrow down the list and settle on the final choices.

Wait, was that a yip…  be right back…

OK I am *this* close to admitting total lack of productivity when faced with overwhelming adorableness – again. But before the desk loses another battle, let me throw a little puppy distraction your way. Some undeniably cuddle worthy, sweet puppy breath having, aw shucks they are just too cute, puppy photos. Might be just the sabotage or time sink your days needs.

Photos are shown in chronological order starting with day one and leading up to today. For your procrastinating pleasure BedBug and I proudly introduce the Rocket Dogs.

Part way through labor

Part way through labor.

Newborns

Newborns

Proud Mama - Bedbug

Proud Mama – Bedbug

The puppies are eating machines right from the start.

The puppies are eating machines right from the start.

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz

Tao of Pup

Tao of Pup

Nap Time

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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner

Puppies are voracious eaters

Puppies are voracious eaters.

Feeding Frenzy!

Feeding Frenzy!

A mother's love

A mother’s love.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams

Belly up to the bar boys

Belly up to the bar boys.

I Wonder what puppies dream about?

I wonder what puppies dream about?

Bug is such a good mellow mom

Bug is such a good mellow mom.

Curling up with mom for a nap.

Curling up with mom for a nap.

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912

Puppy Pile

Puppy Pile

Adorable

Adorable

Look at those cute tiny little paws.

Look at those cute tiny little paws.

dew claw

curled up together for a nap.

Puppies are nature’s remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life. ~ Richard Allan Palm

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About Jodi

Jodi Bailey and Dan Kaduce live a life with dogs. They own Dew Claw Kennel a competitive long distance kennel where dogs come first. Jodi and Dan have each finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod 1000 mile sled dog races, in addition to many other races in Alaska. http://www.dewclawkennel.com/
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