Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Maya's 1st Year - Cute Puppy Picture Alert

Since a number of people have requested to see more pictures of the dogs, I originally thought that I would do  "Maya through the years" and "Koda through the years" posts with a bunch of pictures to post while I was on vacation.  As I went back to puppyhood for Maya, I realized that there are so many cute pictures of her as a puppy, I'd better just do one year at a time for each of them.  Koda's first year pictures will show up in a couple of days.  Who knows when the subsequent years will be posted, but it will give you something to look forward to LOL.  So here's a little photo montage of Maya from the age of 10 weeks to 1 year.  She was born on 1/1/2002 and arrived in Phoenix on March 15, 2002.

The day she arrived in Phoenix having been flown here from Virginia.  First up is meeting Samson, our older Tibetan Mastiff at the time.  She weighed 26 pounds when she arrived at 10 weeks of age.  That's DH with the two of them.  Doesn't she look like a little bear cub?  Tibetan Mastiff puppies are so cute!

All tuckered out after the long flight:

First day outside and then with her first pigear that same day:

Maya was the most stubborn puppy.  We should have been warned when she gave us this look on her first full day with us:

My dad and his significant other were here visiting when Maya arrived.  Here's Dad with Maya that first weekend:

The start of the stick obsession - hanging with new big brother Samson a couple of weeks after we got her.  He didn't like her at first, but they became buddies before too long.

Following right along on the same day as the picture above:

Getting a little bigger:

The lanky teenager phase.  Note the lush tree in the upper left of the first photo.  That was the original apricot tree that Maya and Koda slowly killed.

Probably about 10 months old here:

Graduated to big sticks!

Happy 1st Birthday!

At full alert showing off her pretty tail:

I hope you enjoyed this photo summary of Maya's first year!


jillquilts said...

How sweet she is!!! Thanks for sharing!

Loris said...

Love the photos! Isn't it amazing the personalities that come out of these creatures. They make our lives full of humor. Great photo log. Hope your vacation is happy.

Winona said...

Maya is a lovely dog. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. Winona

Thelma said...

OH, what an adorable puppy, lucky you she grew into a beautiful dog. Our airedale went through the ugly gangly teenage years but Cooper's been a cutie since day one. Doesn't it just break your heart to look back at these pictures....they are puppies for such a short time.