Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

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Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby cherriemater » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:21 pm

It is with much excitement and joy that I introduce to you our two little boys who were born September 17, 2011. When we lost Kimba in June of this year we were heartbroken but thanks to all the folks on this site the grief has been easing. Through much recent turmoil (the other breeder moving us down on the list, not being able to get Bella up here from WV) we were excited to hear from a local breeder that we were at the top of the list and though we could not get two blues, we were able to get brothers from the same litter. So here they are in their one-week old picture: Leonidas (blue) on the left and Maximus (cinnamon) on the right. I hope to have three-week pictures this weekend, which I will gladly share. We are scheduled to go up November 5th or 6th (my birthday) to bring the boys home.

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Is it just me or can you see that Gladiator mask on Max already???
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Sooooo precious ... Leo kissing Max. Awwww!!!
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby chica_2626 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 am

How precious!

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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby Cocoa » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:16 am

They are adorable, congratulations. =D=

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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby cherriemater » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:37 pm

Our boys are one month old. Such cutie-pies. I don't know if I can wait until November!!! Oh I just wanna squeeze 'em!
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby chowpups » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:01 pm

my first post went to cyberspace hopefully this one takes..LOL
The boys are so cute, Iam sure they will keep you busy once they arrive..Good luck with them, Iam sure they will LOVE their new home.....
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Postby cherriemater » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:20 am

Thank you Chica, Cocoa and Chowpups!! I know we're taking on quite a bit with two chows, especially boys, but I am excited and as prepared as I can be. Helps that I'm a homemaker and can spend lots ot time with 'em. (We've also let all our neighbors know and they, too, are excited for us and ready to meet them ... which will be GREAT for their socialization.) We are both very excited, not only that they have finally arrived, but that this breeder is actually talking to us. We hope to bring them home November 12th ... tick tick tick ... the clock is ticking.
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby chowpups » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:18 am

you'll do fine Iam sure, you sound like myself Iam home all day too . we actually had an older female when we brought Nikki home and for a very short time we had 2 females which I thought " what am I crazy", but all went great and they bonded from day one until day 15 and the older one passed unexpectantly. Then I wanted another chow baby but just never had the right one come along or right timing. you will be so excited and busy we probably won't hear from you for awhile ..hehe. ( please dont do that we will be waiting for pics and good stories..)
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Postby cherriemater » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:26 am

You see ... it's reassurance like Nikki's mom that helps to assuage any doubt or fear! Thanks so much!! ((My husband keeps joking that I'll want more after the boys grow older ... and he could be right about that. We had planned on a girl (Sasha Rose) from another breeder who let us down. But that won't be for a couple years, at least.))
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby BeckiHutton » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:25 pm

Wow they are gorgeous. Congratulations :)
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Postby oceans » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:32 pm

They definitely put a smile on my face. I bet your excitement is over the top. I know I would be.

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Postby cherriemater » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:45 pm

Thanks Becki and Oceans! Never having had children of my own, I can only imagine that this is what it must feel like to be pregnant. I've only got a month to go ... I'm just glad it wasn't nine! (tee hee)
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Postby cherriemater » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:39 pm

As the time to pick up the boys grows closer and closer I get more and more anxious to hold them in my arms. I am grateful that our breeder shares pictures with us ... although I'm sure it just adds to my heart ache. I can't believe I can love something so much from a picture!! But, I do. Such precious little faces!!! I am told that they are already crate trained and eating puppy food very well. They are still attached to Mom and other puppies so I will be sending up a couple blankets so they can bring their "smell" with them when we bring them home. Their first puppy visit will be Nov. 8th as the vet up there has been pretty busy. We have plans to go up the following Saturday (12th) to get them.

The breeder also told us that they are expecting snow up there. We had some sleet for about 10 minutes yesterday and she's another three hours north of us, so I'm not surprised. Anyway, Leo and Max were not sure what to think about the cold temperatures, and I can just imagine their tentative steps into the outdoors. I wish I coulda seen it but I will just have to be content with my imagination.

Tick ... tick ... tick ... they'll be home soon ...
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Leo (blue) and Max (cinnamon) at six weeks
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Leo and Max ... he's getting so blue :)
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This face ... I just want to squish this face ...
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Maximus Cinnamus Martin ... precious!!
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Oh my boys ... my precious little boys ... I'll be there soon!!
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby Yvonne » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:05 pm

They look just wonderful! Congratulations!

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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby Sirchow » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:57 pm

I so well remember that waiting and waiting and already loving a chowlet that I hadn't even met. Like you I didn't get to hold either of mine or even see them in the flesh till I got them home with me. That gorgeous puppy smell and puppy breath. The soft little bodies and wriggling independant characters (and sharp little teeth LOL) Oh you have so much joy to come. Sorry you have to wait an extra day never mind a week but once you have them all that will be forgotten and you will be in puppy overload 24/7 :D
Please keep the pics coming they are adorable. \:D/
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Postby BeckiHutton » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:34 am

Oh wow, they are so gorgeous. I want to squish them too :) lol
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Postby cherriemater » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:31 pm

Sooooo ... I was going to send up a couple blankets for them to sleep on so they could bring home their "smell," but instead I decided to make a couple toys outta some old socks I had (I used to work in a gun shop, so camo was "in" and since I'm "out" I don't need 'em). I hope they like them!!!
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby Sarahloo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:33 am

God, they're so adorable! I just love those blue ones. I'm a little jealous right now! :mrgreen:
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Postby cherriemater » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:37 am

Thanks, Sarah!! The anticipation is KILLING me! I look at those pictures and I say, "Is this really happening? Are they really mine?" It seems so surreal.
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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby chowpups » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:46 am

Martin love the sock toys, and so masculine looking for your BOYS...they will love just snuggling up to those..
Tic Tic,time is going......
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Postby cherriemater » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:48 pm

Okay ... so here's the latest dream I've been having. Just imagine two little chowboys sitting in the doorway. I love it!!

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Re: Happy Happy Joy Joy ... the birthday of our Boys!!

Postby reddog » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:09 am

Happy Belated Birthday to you. Congrats on your new arrivals! I'm doing my "happy dance" for you! \:D/

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Postby cherriemater » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks ever so much, reddog. My hubby made me french toast (my fave). Sooo nice not to have to cook for a change. AND, I got a new picture of the boys from the breeder.
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Maximus (left) showing his stately grace and Leo (right) looking like the "little" brother.
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FOUR MORE DAYS ... Yay Yay Yay Yay

Soooooo sooooooo sooooo soooo excited.
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Postby BeckiHutton » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:23 am

They are so adorable. You are so lucky. That has gone so quickly. Can't believe it is only 4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!
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Postby Cocoa » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:04 am

They just get more beautiful every day. Four days, you must be so excited with it getting so close. \:D/

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Postby cherriemater » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 am

I can't stand it!!! I simply can't stand it! Yesterday I was walking through the house and I wondered, "Will they follow me everywhere or will they be content to be in one place?" We've decided not to gate everything. I'll just keep the guest room door closed and they can roam free. At night, for the first couple months, we'll keep them crated but nap time or sofa time they can be with us. I want them to feel safe but we're really going to play it be ear.

Someone pinch me!! I hope it's not all just a dream!!!!
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