Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Introducing Rachel and Kirsten

My stepdaughter Rachael is visiting this week from her home in Alabama.  So when she met my two newest foster dogs, I asked her for help in naming them.  She immediately began calling one of them Rachel (spelled differently than her own name, per her instructions).  Then my niece Kirsten called and said she was coming over to visit Rachael, so we decided to name the second puppy after her.  That's how these two newest foster puppies got their names.

Rachel and Kirsten came from another rescue group down in Southern Missouri.  They don't have a lot of adoptions there since it is a rural area for the most part, so when we get the chance, we try to help out by taking in some of their dogs.  These two are so cute that I can't imagine they'll take long to find homes.  And as a bonus, they are super-sweet and very "clean".  Some puppies are what we call "dirty" - they go to the bathroom in their kennel, then they walk in it, then they roll in it, then they spread it around as much as possible.  It's just so much fun to clean up after "dirty" puppies.  But some puppies are "clean" - they go in one spot, very neatly, and make sure to avoid that spot.  Even better, they hold it for as long as possible to wait until they get outside instead of just going when and where they need to.  "Clean" puppies are very easy to housetrain.  I'm very happy that Rachel and Kirsten are not only sweet and cute, but they are also "clean", and therefore a breeze to clean up after.  I have to keep them in a quarantine area for a few days just to make sure they don't get sick from anything they were exposed to previously, so its nice to let them stay together in a big kennel/ex-pen all day and not have a huge mess to clean up when I get home from work each evening. 

 The brindle puppy is Rachel.  She is a little bit more shy than her sister.  Both of the girls are encountering a lot of new things that they probably never saw before.  A lot of cars and big trucks driving by the yard.  People out walking their dogs on leashes.  It's a whole different world here in suburbia.  But they're adjusting well so far. 






The tan puppy is Kirsten.  The rescue who sent them to us had listed them as Corgi mixes.  I'm not sure what breeds they may be.  I need to come up with two breeds for their listing on the website - so I'll probably stick with Corgi for one.... what other breeds do you see in them?  I know it's hard to tell in a picture.  They're both small - at around 5 months old, they are only 15 pounds each.

15 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

How fun for the girrrrls to get to name the new rescues. Very inventive.

Pibble said...

Hmmm... Corgi? I'm not sure I see that, but I do see cute, lots of cute. There's something in them - hound? - but without seeing them in person, I can't quite nail it. Definitely have Cute in them, that's for sure!

the booker man said...

those puppies are super cutsies, and i love how you named them. i hope they find their forever homes super duper fast!
my mama is sayin' she might be crazy, but rachel looks like she might have some collie in her, especially her ears and furry neck. for kirsten, my mama thought maybe beagle or jack russell?
*woof*
the booker man

Madi and Mom said...

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mayziegal said...

Ohmigoodnesses! A brindley girl like me! Oh, they are both very much beautiful but well, I thinks Rachel's stripes are just Most Lovely.

My momma agrees with Booker's mama about some sort of collie. I thinks it's just the silliest thing to haves to put a label on 'em even thought I know why you gotta.

Wiggle & Wags,
Mayzie

kissa-bull said...

purrty names for purrty woggies
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Anonymous said...

Beagle/sheltie mix?

sophie said...

Beagle/sheltie mix?

Anonymous said...

I think Rachel looks like a Border collie, Shepherd mix? And Kirsten looks like a Beagle and Labrador mix? Whatever they are they are just to cute!
Good luck with them!!

Erika said...

Hey those girls are adorable, Rachel looks to be some kind of terrier/lab mix because of the brindle markings. But Kirsten seems to clearly be part beagle and shepherd, her small face is very beagleish and her hind end is very shepherdy.

I want to thank you for writing on my blog your comments are always great and supportive.

Schwang said...

Of course that brindle makes me think of Miss M, but she doesn't look very pittie. Kirsten looks like she has an amazing tail.

Remington said...

What nice looking ladies! Great names! I hope they find loving forever homes VERY soon! Thank you for being so nice to them!

Kari in WeHo said...

ugh, clean and dirty doesn't just apply to puppies :)

havetailwillwag said...

they're so pretty!!!

ocmist said...

Are they full sisters? They COULD have some corgi... they do have the white on paws and chest, and the one has the white collar and they are the right size, but they've also go some kind of long legged dog in them, too. Rachel really reminds me of the look I see in our Pippin, while Kristen reminds me more of the way Gimli looks at times. She also seems to have the profile with the deeper chest of the corgi, but her ears aren't up and that is a sign that the longer legged ancestory has larger ears that hang down. Still, Gimli's ear should be up but it looks like it will stay down because of being pulled and chewed on by the other pups so much. I'm afraid it is broken now... :(

The weight is about the same as our corgis were at that age, and the ruff and tail looks like some of the corgis that don't have their tails docked. I don't think they are big enough, or long haired enough for collie...

Also, we have Pembroke Corgis, and that coloration on Rachel would be from a Cardigan Corgi.

P.S. Thanks for visiting Corgi Country! We always love making new friends, and your name will be on the new Miss Mercy Monday Mystery Badge that we should have up by tomorrow if you want to come and grab it. Did you backtrack to find out how the Grand Prize is going to be done? Email me if you want more info. Grammy from Corgi Country