Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nothing to do with birdwatching....

But here's my future bird watcher - my Bernese Mountain Dog puppy!



She is 4 weeks old and will be ready to come home at the end of June. I'm hoping I can take her in the kayak with me to look for Loons....

P.S. If you'd like to see what a Bernese Mountain Dog looks like once they are all "grown up" - CLICK HERE.

37 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

What will you call her?

She's gorgeous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Shelley. She is gorgeous. What will you name her?

Love the pictures of the loons also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Bird Girl said...

OH my - that is the sweetest dog! My youngest grandson fell in love with one of those when we picked out a puppy for them - here is the link:

http://mybirdtales.blogspot.com/search?q=amish+dog


scroll down and you will see - ya better get a house boat to take this dog along ;-)
But you will fall in love for sure!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a cute little puppy.

Carol said...

She is so cute! Our neighbors have one, and he is beautiful.

Elaine said...

He is so adorable! You'll have so much fun with him.

Sharon said...

Teddy approves!!!! So does Teddys mom. I wanted one several years ago but the deal fell through. What a little sweetie. Name? Teddy says you need big bones for this gal. Sharon

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty Shelley.
She's going to be one great companion.

Cathy Clementz said...

She is so darn cute!!! I cannot look at her for very long though...it makes my resistance to getting another dog very weak....enjoy many, many years with her!

A New England Life said...

Isn't she precious. Hopefully she won't tip the canoe over! lol! I know they get quite large. My hubby thinks BMD's are adorable!

Jayne said...

What a sweetheart! Congratulations!

Knatolee said...

OOOOOHHHH!! So adorable! I am so happy for you, Shelley, and I expect lots of photos!

Richard said...

If you get her kayak trained as a pup, you will have to get her her own one as an adult.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

is a cutie and will grow into a beautiful companion for you.
Blessings,Ruth

NCmountainwoman said...

How wonderful! I had thought no females were available, so I'm especially delighted you will be getting her so soon. They are marvelous dogs and seem perfect for your lifestyle. And with all that extra weight in the kayak, your arms will rival Michelle Obama's in no time.

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie! Such sweet eyes. :D

Ginnymo said...

Awww! How cute!! But my what a big dog she will turn out to be. But beautiful!! Great dog to have in the outdoors with you!! Goody! We can watch her as she grows!!! ha!

Eve said...

Oh Shelley, she is beautiful!! I've always wanted a Bernese or a Swissie! I see great posts ahead, and there is one thing I love more than birdwatching and it's puppy watching!!

Montanagirl said...

I looked at the adult photo. She will be beautiful! How sweet.

Shellmo said...

Hi Lynne - we're drawing up a list of names for her - it's so hard!!

Betsy - I'm still thinking of names...I want it to be perfect!

Birdgirl - I went and checked out that post - thanks!! I have loved these dogs for a long time and am so excited to get one. They have the best personalities!

Fishing guy - thank you! I think she's a cutie pie too!

Carol - Thank you! I am so excited to be getting her!

Elaine - I think she will make the perfect outdoor companion (other than my hubby of course - lol!)

Sharon - I'm so glad Teddy likes her! You're right about the big bones. She will get between 70-90 pounds! Yikes!

Holding MOments - thank you! I love their temperament and I'm looking forward to bringing her along on my outdoor adventures!

Cathy - I think it's a rule if you live in northern Michigan, you have to have a dog! LOL!

New England - They're pretty calm dogs - I'm hoping I can get her used to the kayak early on in her puppy years - we'll see. You're right about them getting big!

Jayne - thank you! You should've seen her giving my hubby puppy kisses!

Knatolee - I was editing a movie I made of her last night - LOL!!

Richard - You're probably right! Too bad they don't make side cars for kayaks - ha,ha! I may have to get a canoe.

Ruth - I feel like she will complete our family! :-)

NCMountain - I lucked out! One of the other people wasn't ready for a dog so it left this female for me!

Daisy - her eyes are heart melters for sure!

Ginnymo - I've missed having big dogs around - as a kid we always had labs. I am looking forward to bringing this dog along with me on my adventures!

Sandy said...

How adorable! So you got your doggie you wanted....

Jenny said...

She's a really sweetie and from the looks of it will grow up to be beautiful. I bet you cant wait to get her home!

Deborah Godin said...

So THAT'S what kind of dog it is! I'm doing a 'dog video' just for fun, it should be redy for posting soon, and there's several of these dogs in it - they have the most expressive faces!!

Mary said...

Ahhhh....how cute? I think that kayak might get a bit crowded!

Tina said...

Well, isn't she the cutest little gal!! but ah...I think she will need her own kayak..after visiting your doggie link..she looks like she will be a big girl!!
All heart tho, who wouldn't fall in love with that face!!
Congrats..on your new family member..what's her name?

bennie and patsy said...

I have a award for you at my place.
Patsy

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Super congrats, Shell!!! How DELIGHTFUL. You're in for a grand summer with the new family member. :D
Adorable.

Have a super start to the week.

Hugs, JJ

Rural Rambler said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby Shelley! That little girl pup will have a happy home with people that love her.

Lots of fun the next few weeks getting ready for her-enjoy!

KathyB. said...

OOOOOOOoooooh! Puppy breath and cuddles!

Judy said...

What a beauty she is.

The Retired One said...

AWESOMELY ADORABLE!!
You need a blog dog-naming contest!!
Please, please, please???

Rambling Woods said...

Oh what a great breed of dog....She is adorable...and perfect for your lifestyle...also am really enjoying the loons via you...
Michelle From Rambling Woods

Adrienne in Ohio said...

What a sweet little face!!

Tim Rucci said...

Oh, what a cute puppy! I'll always have a soft spot for baby animals, and especially puppies. Sometimes I wish they could stay puppies instead of growing up. On this same topic, I saw a Burmese Mountain Dog (I presume full grown) when we were in Alaska, and yes, it was a very big dog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for your comment.

Andrea said...

Maybe she'll be able to pull you in the kayak. These guys get big. Congratulations on the addition.

hillgrandmom said...

What a cutie!

Lanny said...

Hey congratulations on the pup! Sitting in front of my highly neglected Reader today for a slight break and saw this! So excited for you, can't wait to see pictures of you and your new pup in the kayak!

We have a giant hairy black and tan mutt gaurd dog that we will have to replace someday soon and I have been seriously considering the Bernese as his replacement.