Sun God Litter: Fall 2012
Week 2 - 11/25/2012
Week 2 brought so many new and exciting puppy adventures! All of the puppies eyes opened by day 12 and the shaky puppy walking turned into drunk puppy walking (well they were on their feet for longer than before but still fall from time to time). This allowed them to experience more going on around them. For the first time they are starting to realize those warm lumps they were laying on before are actually fun brothers and sisters to play with. Apollo started playing with Grandpa Jon a little bit which was the beginnings of puppy playing. Friday morning we hung out with the puppies waiting for their other grandparents (Bandit's people, Cathy and Rich) to arrive. It seemed that night they flipped a puppy switch and went from laying around to playing with each other and walking more! Other puppy "firsts" we saw that night were sitting, 'chewing' on toys, and barking! It is pretty funny hearing a sharp bark coming out of a tiny little puppy! They get so disgruntled when you scratch them behind their heads and they don't know what's going on so they emit little puppy growls and grunts which make us laugh. Cathy and Rich had so much fun playing with these little guys I'm sure we'll be seeing them again soon. They also wore our little pups out with all that loving and playing they were getting for two days. :)
The puppies are so much more adorable with their eyes open, they are starting to look more like actual puppies than baby seals. :) Their photos come out more adorable, their antics are more adorable, did I mention they are more adorable? It's real fun watching them become more and more aware of each other and us as their sight improves. All of them are also sporting their Chinook "raccoon eyes" at this time, minus the black and tan's of course. Soon they'll be able to hear as well and their world will be more complete.
As their mobility and senses increase I'm sure their trouble will too! We look forward to all the fun and challenges we'll get once these little guys realize there is more beyond the whelping box. Spyro will probably get to play with them more once they are more confident on their feet. Don't forget to check out our puppy pic of the day on Facebook to get sneak peaks on what's to come to the website!
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.