Monday, August 18, 2014

What a Weekend: Puppies and Turtles!

Oh wow, what a weekend! This weekend was filled with new things and new starts.

Meet Winston: the newest member of our family!
He's a precious 12 week old Havanese with the most adorable face! He only weighs 3.5 pounds right now and will probably only be about 12-15 pounds when he's fully grown. 
He's so tiny and squishy, I just want to cuddle with him all day. Which is good, because so far today there has been a lot of that. He is in the separation anxiety stage and he cries whenever we leave his side. This has made crate training extremely painful for Matt and I, though it's good training for real parenthood I suppose. Potty training is going well simply because I've been home and able to take him outside every hour. 

The day after we brought Winston home my husband was mowing the backyard and noticed more baby turtles had attached! Back in May, (on World Turtle Day oddly enough) I noticed this hard-shell turtle laying eggs near our deck. I snapped a picture right away! 
I've been worrying about those eggs for 3 months! The wildlife in our backyard is insane and we kept finding remains of eggs around the yard from where raccoons had eaten them before they had a chance to hatch. For this reason, I loathe those raccoons!  

A few soft-shell babies did survive and they ended up in our pool last month, we rescued them and put them in the lake. I wasn't sure if the hard-shell eggs by the deck had survived, so I was so happy to see 10 hard-shell baby turtles emerge!!!
Here one is on his journey from the deck to the lake. He was making his way to the pool so we scooped him and his siblings up and took them to the lake. Here are some in Matt's hands:
Seriously, it's such an awesome thing to see this happen. A new puppy and seeing 10 baby turtles survive, what an amazing weekend! 







3 comments:

  1. Winston is absolutely adorable.... and give me those turtles! They're so cute!

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  2. Winston is so cute!!! I'm in love <3

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  3. Oh my word. This is so much cuteness in one post!!

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