Arthur: It’s been an awfully long time since we updated our blog. Mommy types what we say but lately she keeps complaining that she’s too tired. Wah wah wah. We get up every two to three hours too and we’re not complaining! I mean, sure, we sleep a lot in between and mommy has to use that time to do other stuff, but still…
Roland: Apollo and Ping Pong are getting more used to us. Apollo likes us a lot and likes to check on us. Mommy and Daddy are teaching him a new command: Check on the babies. When they say that, he has to look for us, sniff us to make sure we’re ok, and then go back to them.
Arthur: He also likes to guard us. We’re not sure what he’s guarding us from, but we’re glad he does. He protects the yard from the big birds who fly by. Maybe that’s what he’s watching out for!
Roland: Apollo is a Great Pyrenees, and they were bred to take care of and watch over their flock (usually of sheep) and their shepherd. They can be taught to know anything as their flock, but they naturally see small creatures as potential wards.
Arthur: We’ve seen pictures of them guarding little chicks, ducklings, kittens and all sorts of animals! There are also lots of stories about Pyrs protecting their human children from harm. The Great Pyrenees Rescue Society has a really nice description of them.
“The Great Pyrenees’s goal in life is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, the lawn furniture, bird feeders, and any real or imaginary predators that may intrude on your personal space. Oh yeah, and to give, give, and give unconditional love.”
Roland:We’re growing and growing. We now have chubby little cheeks and Daddy says we’re getting heavy. Still, when we go anywhere people say, “Wow! They’re so tiny!” Harumph. We don’t think we’re so tiny.
Arthur: Our legs are still skinny though. It’s hard for Mommy and Daddy to get the diapers tight enough around our legs to keep us from leaking all over the place.
Roland: Mommy just says she’s accepted that she is covered in pee all the time. We don’t really care either way. Sometimes our bottoms get kind of sore so the doctor told Mommy to take off our diapers and let us just have tummy time all nekkid. We didn’t know Mommy was going to take pictures! Argh!
Arthur: Speaking of leaking, there is something about the cold air hitting our stuff when a diaper comes off that just makes us want to pee really bad. Mommy and Daddy try to hold something over us to keep everyone dry but sometimes they just aren’t fast enough.
Roland:Yeh, we’re always peeing all over the Mommy, the changing table and a lot of times right on our own faces. That doesn’t really bother us. We don’t even notice it most of the time but it makes Mommy laugh.
Arthur: We’ve been trying to go out just a little bit to get used to it. It takes so long to get ready though. We’re usually cranky by the time Mommy and Daddy get us all ready. We like to walk around the neighborhood though. That doesn’t take as much preparation.
Roland: We went out to walk a couple of weeks ago and we saw a lot of people in our neighborhood. They are all so excited to meet us! Who knew we would be so popular. We like being popular!