We gathered again at Kate and George’s house to immerse ourselves in puppies — 36 days old now.  They’re getting more vigorous,



but still crashing hard after a few minutes of excitement.

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We don’t know anything about whether they’ll herd sheep worth a damn, but Denise’s pup has mastered the art of the pose.

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I’m afraid I’m no closer to figuring out which one will go home with me.  There are 4 boys left to choose from, and at least 3 of them made convincing arguments to me today.  Kate was commenting that all of Pearl’s pups are forward and interactive, without a timid one among them, so it’s harder to see strongly distinguishing characteristics so far.  I have a couple more weeks to get a clue…