Puppy Portraits – The Final Week!

15/12/2011 at 17:25 5 comments

Where has the time gone?? This is the last week for the Belatarr babies before most head to their new homes and start their lives away from the pack. Sadly the appalling weather (incredibly low-light levels, freezing temps, endless hail sleet & rain) meant that the final week head-shots were very tricky to get, and not very high quality and very washed-out when we did get them, with pups (and us) shivering and looking rather glum in the driving sleet…but at least we have something to represent them as they were at 7 weeks old and before they all change once again into mature young dogs.

So, dozens of refuse bags full of soiled bedding, weeks of missed sleep, much cuddling and hundreds of chicken wings later, these are Phoenix and Mingus’ dozen, all now with their Kennel Names (Jazz themed, to follow on from Mingus) just before they leave us:

THE BOYS (minus one)

Belatarr Art Tatum (Finley)

Belatarr Charlie Parker

Belatarr Dave Brubeck (Otto)

Belatarr Dizzy Gillespie (Gryphon)

Belatarr John Coltrane (Otis)

Belatarr Miles Davis (Huxley)

Belatarr Oscar Peterson (Digby)

Belatarr Thelonius Monk

(pic forthcoming…)


Belatarr Ella Fitzgerald (Ella)

Belatarr Mahalia Jackson (Billie)

Belatarr Nina Simone (Nina)

Final Week Shots from the Dog Sofa (whilst Mum & Dad are out for a walk)

A Snoozy Ella Fitzgerald, with her fabulous (fathers) coat.

...nearly asleep...

Under scrutiny.

A very intense Thelonius Monk.

Adam & friends.

Puppy Pile-up.

Twin-Level Puppy Pile-up.

Complete take-over.

Tim & co.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hilary Tringham  |  16/12/2011 at 11:46

    Love the pics particularly the ones with you and Adam surrounded!Puppy heaven!

  • 2. Anna  |  17/12/2011 at 20:09

    awwwww. A sad departure I am sure, but you all will have fun getting back to normal. Hope you found lovely homes for them all. Their coats really make them quite unique, I hope you will update us with pictures as you get some.
    Are you all keeping one?

    • 3. Phoenix  |  01/01/2012 at 15:05

      Hi Anna,

      We have found some great homes and seeing the excitement and joy in their new parents faces has really made the whole process very worthwhile. Can’t wait to watch them all growing up now! We are keeping a boy – Django – lots of pics to follow!

  • 4. s  |  20/12/2011 at 22:11

    great pix. which one(s) are you keeping?

    • 5. Phoenix  |  21/12/2011 at 21:08

      All will soon be revealed!


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