Sun God Litter: Fall 2012
Week 1 - 11/18/2012
Week 1 the puppies had lots of visitors already! Well I mean who can resist not seeing these cute little guys?! Family, including small kids, as well as friends from Jon's school and Kristy's work came over to hold them for short periods of time. They also are getting daily stimulation exercises which include a q-tip between the toes, being held in different positions, and sitting on a cool damp towel to help prepare them for stresses as they get older. As the week progressed we could tell they gained much muscle strength as they pushed at our hands as we held them in these weird positions! It was almost impossible to hold them for their week one photos. I guess we'll have some puppy wrangling to do on future weeks. :)
Other than just gaining weight that did or almost doubled their birth weights, the puppies are starting to graduate from crawling to shaky puppy walking! It's been so fun watching as they stand up and wobble on those four little legs as they try to take their first steps. We were sure Inti would be the first since her muscles were so strong but I think Helios was the one on record that took the first steps! We'll try to get some cute puppy videos of them walking although in our 'Too Cute' video you can see Apollo doing a little bit of it already.
By the end of next week we may start to see their eyes open which will introduce them to a whole new world! Don't forget to like our Facebook page to see our puppy picture of the day photos!
The Sun God litter (as always in order of appearance):
Name Origin:Usually portrayed as handsome and youthful, Apollo is the Greek god of prophecy, music, and healing. Sometimes Apollo is called the sun god, although originally Apollo was god of light. Apollo is honored by one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Colossus of Rhodes.
Name Origin:Arinna or Arinniti is a warm and sunny Hittite (Mesopotamian) goddess who offers protection from war and disaster. Nothing can go wrong while the sun shines. ;)
Name Origin:Helios was the Greek Titan god of the sun. He was also the guardian of oaths and the god of gift of sight.
Name Origin:Ra was the sun god of ancient Egypt. The word 'Ra' may originally be a variant of or linked to words meaning 'creative power' and 'creator'.
NAme Origin:Zaria was known to her Slavic worshippers as "the heavenly bride." As the goddess of the sun, she was greeted at dawn as "the brightest maiden, pure, sublime, honorable".
Destination:Marici is a Buddhist solar diety often depicted as a beautiful woman on an open lotus.
Name Origin:Inti was a sun god of the Incans and was also known as the Giver of Life. Inti was worshiped mostly by farmers who relied on the sun to receive good harvests.
Name Origin:Surya is a Hindu solar deity and is often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by seven horses which represent the seven colors of the rainbow or the seven chakras.