Monday, December 31, 2012

Puppy breath : They are four weeks old now!

 Last week I received the most beautiful, treasured picture, from Marycke.
This is one of the puppies (I think Pocahontas) with a copy of Maxdog. 
The big lump in my throat was hard to swallow. 
The photograph arrived unexpectedly - a real heart-warmer!
Thank you, Marycke of
(Every single photo is being carefully filed in my new pup's photo folder)
Which one will it be?


I believe the pups are doing well; growing daily. It's such a pity that I'm not closer to Cape Town to share in their early development.  The weekend of the 25th January cannot arrive quick enough!

On Christmas day, the pups had their own Christmas dinner:
"Mommy's milk"...


 ...supplemented by their solid meals...

 In the next couple of weeks, the puppies will undergo a behavioural assessment, whereafter my specific puppy will be chosen for me.

At the moment, it looks like it's going to be little 'BELLE'.

(Please note that this name is a litter-name and may well change when she arrives on our doorstep)

Above: Little "BELLE" being 'stacked' for the first time in her young life.

I asked Marycke about Belle's temperament (at this stage).
Her answer was this:

"Belle is a curious, yet soft puppy!
She's not scared or timid...just soft
She's very pretty too.
I think she will be very loveable.
But I also think that she has a little wilful streak - which means that she is not a pushover...
She hates being medicated and fights the most of all the pups."

Well, consider this sweet picture...and judge for yourself:

Everyone else is fast asleep. Belle says she wants to come out to play


Tinkle, tinkle, little star,
how I wonder what you are?
A precious little Belle I see,
all soft and cuddly you will be.

Tinkle, tinkle, little Belle -
thoughts of yonder - time will tell.
I wait, I wonder, I hope, I love
the little star from up above.
Caryl Moll
30th December 2012


With love, and wishing all my special friends...



  1. We are so excited for you! Belle is precious.


  2. Oh my goodness, cuteness overload. I would be dying waiting for this little one. Happy New Year Caryl. P.s. I know I don't have a say but, I think Belle is a wonderful name for this precious bundle of fluff.

  3. Dear Caryl, By now it is the New Year for you and yours; but from my heart and home to yours, warm New Year's Blessings. Belle is so beautiful and I'm sure will warm your heart and stretch you at times.
    Love, Noreen

  4. Oh Belle! You are adorable!! Happy New Year Caryl to you and the family!

    -Bart and Ruby

  5. Just adorable! You will have a lot of fun with your new little sweetheart. Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Caryl, what a wonderful start to 2013 for you and the family. You can sit and dream and relish the anticipation of that sweet little pup in your arms. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)