Thursday, August 19, 2010

AT LAST....
Maddie is 12 weeks old!

What a big girl! She just got her 12 weeks shots, (which was not pleasant for anyone, especially her), and is now wearing a collar as of today. Hey, every day is a big step when you are 3.3 lbs and 12 weeks old!


So this is what I've been doing for three weeks... potty training, finishing up the last of the summer shows, making a few custom orders between doggie naps, and taking little cat naps myself!

I can't believe summer is almost over. We'll be packing up to go south soon for the winter. Fall is in the air already here in Washington state. Maddie will be 16 weeks when we leave, and old enough to be in dog parks and meet other dogs. If you have never seen a Havanese, you have to. They are so darn adorable, good natured, and true clowns. It's great to have a puppy to remind you there is no such thing as a bad day!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their summer. I miss all of you, I've been in hiding with this little girl. I'm enjoying every minute with her, watching her grow, and WH and I are amazing how she changes each day.

Stay tuned to more pictures. And I have to post some shots of the wonderful class I took from Hadar Jacobsen this past weekend. It was great, we learned how to mix copper and bronze clay to fire. Amazing process. If you can find a class near you she is teaching, TAKE IT!

21 comments:

Diane said...

Just like having a new baby in the house isn't it Riki? It is good to hear from you, and get an update on Maddie. I can't wait to see her =))

Cindy said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the last days of summer with Maddie to keep you busy and bringing so much joy...and taking an amazing bronze clay class! Sounds perfect to me. :-)

Esther said...

so cool!! she have very beautiful and expressive eyes!! a little clown!! so pretty!

mairedodd said...

aww - enjoy that baby! they grow so fast...

slommler said...

Maddie is so adorable!!! I just love her!! That class you took sounds fabulous!! Love to see what you made from it?
Hugs
SueAnn

Molly Alexander said...

She is so stinkin' cute! We lost one of our dogs this summer who has been in our family for over 10 years, and my boys have been pushing for us to get another to keep our other dog, Silly Dog, company. I'm not sure if I'm ready yet, but we'll see...

:-) Molly

Lyneen said...

OH MY GOSH she is adorable... what a cutie. I can see why you are all in love with her!

robin dudley-howes said...

Oh my gosh Riki! My 11 year old daughter and I were squealing with delight at your new baby! I LOVE maltese and what a combo your Maddie is! Just adore her!!
robin

Marlene said...

Oh I can not wait to meet her..what a sweet face..the video and song were PERFECT! At last!!! See you in Oct class! Marlene

Lynn Stevens said...

oh she is growing up your little darlin! enjoy every minute!

In the Light of the Moon said...

There is just to much cuteness here!!Cant stand it..want to cuddle,squeeze and play..all day long!!
Big Hugs,Cat

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I am so thrilled that you have another sweet baby to help heal the void Chester left.
He would definitely approve! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Anne

Diana said...

You certainly have been a busy mommy. Your new girl is such a doll. Counting the days until you return to California and I can meet Miss Maddie. Enjoy those cat naps.
Luv
Diana

Rochelle said...

She is so darn cute Riki! It seems that she was a perfect fit for you and your hubby - I'm glad for you.
We have one girl left to sell....they are now 14 weeks old. I was able to get Buddy his 16 week shot early in case I head to Oregon to visit my parents. He will have to come with me as my daughter can't take him quite yet because her apartment has to be "child/dog proof". You know how puppies get into EVERYTHING!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
-Rochelle

Linda said...

Maddie is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debrina said...

Blimey - Maddie is growing up fast! Just like kids, a? Make the most of the last of the summer wine, chook!

Renee Troy said...

Maddie is quite the entertainer...she's absolutely adorable.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, Riki,
I just love that little Maddie! She is the cutest little dog! I also liked hearing you talk baby talk to her. That made my day ;-)
Suz
p.s. i talk baby talk to mine, too!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Did you take a private class with Hadar. I couldn't find any in this area. Do you know of any other classes close to Anacortes? I would love to work on improving my jewelry. Thanks.

Stephani said...

Riki- what a sweet flic of your "Maddie".:)) Can't wait to meet her!

Margaret said...

So much fun Riki! Maddie is so gorgeous and soooo much fun! (I wouldn't get anything done!) Margaret