I was able to get the gang out for their roughly four week photo shoots pretty much on schedule... the next day I took them out in groups of four. A couple days later in groups of two. Since then, we've had literally crap for weather in the lovely land of North Central Florida. Cold mainly... several days we didn't hit 60. There have been a few where we managed to climb to the low 60's but with the inclusion of intermittent rain. I honestly can't imagine how people in the north raise pups 6 months of the year. Puppies can't regulate their body temperature for the first 4-ish weeks of life so I'm pretty cautious, maybe overly so, in the 4-5 week range as far as exposure goes. And beyond. It's pretty obvious when they're chilled... they don't look or act comfortable. But more importantly I, nor you, want any sick pups.
I'm basically a home body so the Covid ordeal hasn't affected me significantly. But I think it's affected all of our lives to some degree or another. Some to a huge degree. Throw in a seriously crazy election, a dash or a dollop of censorship and it seems even I have allowed myself to get into a bit of a funk. And the time marches on!!!
I continue to hold hope that the craziness in the country settles soon! I want to simply turn it off. To shut down. But I can't seem to shake the feeling of a "need to know". Wish I could. I've spent endless hours over the past few years trying to get a grasp on what's actually occurring in the world around us. Seems the more I learn the more I want, or need, to know. Wasted time? Maybe. That's a tough question to answer. I think I've got a pretty good grasp though -and for now I guess that's going to have to be good enough. One thing's for sure, it's easy to get wrapped up in it while stuck inside. And another I know... we're in the middle of a serious mess! Quite the conundrum for our nation.
Fortunately I continue to find great joy in my dogs including the pups. They always manage to help put a smile back on my face. And finally, yesterday we had some cooperative weather. A really beautiful day. I wrapped up and posted the photos for week five which I began collecting Thursday. In addition I had a much needed lunch out and visit from a great friend and fellow pup pal. A fabulous day overall.
Watching the forecast, which I generally always do, it seems we're in for a welcome warming tend. We shall see. Today we were promised another gorgeous day with temps in the low 70's. But what we actually got didn't quite measure up. Gloomy with some drizzle but at least in the upper 60's for a few hours. And once again the pups went out in groups of two with high hopes of snapping some good shots while they enjoyed their time of free range. But more than photos I wanted them to simply spend some time out and enjoy the experience. We've got a bit more than a week of lost time to make up for. A week is a long time in the lives of pups of this age. We spent a few hours out but only made it through two groups of two. Lavender and White, followed by Tan and Green. The other four, will get their just time tomorrow. And we'll go from there.
For now I'll post the pics taken earlier this week... but know the pups are now a week older than pictured. Moving forward, I'll try and be a bit more prompt with posting pics to include our day today and what I hope will be a day of sunshine, pups and photography tomorrow.
At least during this session.