Puppy Love

This weekend the kiddos and I got to spend some time visiting with Kooper's nieces and nephews.  Kooper is our 4 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback.  A dog, yes.  But for those of you who know us, he is more like my 3rd child and a sibling to Gavin and Ellie.  

His litter mate Suki had her first litter of puppies 5 weeks ago and well, Ridgebacks are quite frankly the cutest puppies on the planet.  Which then grow into the best dogs on the planet.  Not that I'm biased or anything.  It's a known fact.  :)

While getting all our puppy love, I was able to photograph the 6 pups for Janice and Jim, as well as take some quick family photos for them as Janice's super sweet parents were in town helping care for the litter.   These puppies were the CUDDLIEST group I've ever encountered.  As soon as you sat down they would all clammer to get up into your lap and pile on top of each other for warmth and cuddles.  My kids couldn't get enough of the puppies and at the end of the visit everyone had to literally pry my favorite puppy out of my arms.  You'll see from the photo at the end, which Janice took with her phone, that puppies do make me all kinds of happy.  I think my smile was taking up about 40% of my face! :)

I wasn't going to do a blog post but then I decided that everyone could use some cuteness to start off their day so why not share some ridiculous levels of cute for all the enjoy!  Here you go, folks.  Feel free to bookmark this anytime you need your dose of "cute".    Puppy head shots...  Now, if I could just find a way to do this every single day, I think I would be one really, very, deeply happy gal. HA!

 And me in my happy place holding my favorite of the bunch.  I would have smuggled her in my camera bag if I could have....but Janice was keeping a close eye on me.  Drat.

And me in my happy place holding my favorite of the bunch.  I would have smuggled her in my camera bag if I could have....but Janice was keeping a close eye on me.  Drat.

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