Puppy play~

It has been a very fun week getting to know these little puppies.  I was a little nervous about having two puppies at the same time but they seem to keep each other  (all of us, really) entertained.

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Gunnar and Kletta

Raphael has been re-named Gunnar.  The little kids would call him Ralphy instead of  Raphi , which I’m not too sure I care much for.  So they decided to call him Gunnar (which everyone can pronounce!)  😉

Gunnar looking in the pasture.

Kletta sitting up big.

They are too cute, wrestling around, chewing on each other, zipping here and there!

A little playing around...

Rough housing!

Crazy dogs!

Gunnar meeting the cow.

Kletta grinning!

Farmgirl Friday blog hop # 46

Icelandic Sheepdogs!!



The past couple of days have been so much fun with puppies in the house again.  We have been happily surprised that Icelandic Sheepdogs are unlike other herding type dogs that we have had in the past.  Neither Kletta or Raphi, try to round-up the kids, bite at their heels or want to eat the cat.

Kletta and Raphi have been so gentle with the kids and any visitor we’ve had.

Which way should we go?

What's down here?

Who's walking whom?

I love how their tails curl around!

Pretty little girl...

Handsome boy...

The two together...

We’ve had a fun couple of days getting to know these two and feel they are going to fit here perfectly.  Especially when both of them decide to curl up around my feet, keeping them warm, fall asleep and snore softly.  Something kinda neat about that.

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Man’s Best Friend…

Yesterday, my husband had quite the adventure.  He was supposed to head to Canada for a meeting and then was planning on picking up two puppies to bring back home.   He headed out very early and was on the road by 4 a.m.  in order to make it to his meeting on time.  He drove 2 1/2 hours to the Canadian border when he realized he had forgotten his passport in his other bag.  😦  So he had to turn around and drive back home, pick up his passport and then drive back up.  Even though he missed his meeting he was still able to meet with Auður Valsdóttir and Ralph Biggs of T.K. Icelandics and picked up the two newest members of the Braaten household.  :0)

Audurs Raphael

Icelandic Sheepdogs!!

Audurs Kletta

My husband drove all evening and made it home at around 12:30 a.m.  to a household of anxious kids (and wife!)  It was instant love!  They are both so incredibly sweet and cute.  I’m not sure who is enjoying each other more~the kids with the pups or the pups with the kids?!~  My husband was exhausted but happy to bring these little guys home.    Have I ever told you how much I love this man?       ♥ ♥ ♥   :0)   ♥ ♥ ♥

More pictures to come soon!

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