Friday, 24 April 2009

cricket hunts down his first rabbit

cricket is now three weeks old and is just starting to look and act like a whippet :)


yesterday he hunted down and caught his very first rabbit....


it was a highly skilled, well thought out and stylish affair....


firstly the prey was noticed....



then the whippet instinct took over and the first move was made albeit on rather wobbly legs!




the catch was made in an instant...

no messing around......

dragged back in to the nest.....



and chewed!


i can just feel his first teeth coming through when he is using my fingers as his teething ring..
mama talulla may need to start thinking about letting him wean on to solid foods which i think is going to be a little bit of a shock to her - she is already fretting that he can actually now crawl out of the nest and take a few wobbly steps - she really does not like this newly independent side to her puppers!




he is often told off for walking and quickly rolled over for a belly wash....



which up until yesterday cricket tolerated...




but whilst i was gazing in on the pair of them, much to my great amusement little tiny cricket wriggled and wriggled, managed to get himself upright again and out of his tiny little body came a noise that was not a growl or a squeak but something inbetween the two!

he was sitting upright in front of his mama telling her off :)



three weeks old and already head strong



he may look cute as a button but i fear that he is going to be a handful!!!!!!


t x

22 comments:

the pig lady said...

Oh my, I don't know how you get anything done. I know I would spend my whole time gazing at the lovely pair. I can't think of a nicer waste of time!!! Have a great weekend, Debs x

Rubyred said...

He does look cute as a button,can't believe how long his legs are already!I could cuddle him all day!
Rachel x

Katie twinkles said...

yeah but I could manage that. How much? He is soooo gorgeous x

Fabric Nation said...

I want to hug him!

Taiya said...

He is gorgeous! What a love.

Tea with Willow said...

Oh my, you've got a little character on your hands there! ... and so cute with his little rabbit! His mum sounds as though she's doing an excellent job.

Willow x

Cathy said...

I don't know you get anything done around your home. He's too cute for words and sounds like he's a determined boy like his daddy. I love watching him grow. Thank you!

April said...

he is sooooo cute

April xx

P.K said...

That look in his eye is very telling, what a beautiful pup, and with attitude. Indeed, how do you get things done with such cuteness going on.

Lyn said...

He is so adorable!
love
Lyn
xxx

mollycupcakes said...

Well done Cricket nice catch little man. You showed that bunny who is boss lol
And it sounds like your letting your mama know too.
Cute little button, i love reading all about you, don't grow up to fast little fella, enjoy all the mama time and get in extra snuggles when you can from Mama Tracy too.
Little kisses for that very button nose.

Catherine x

Patchwork Harmony said...

i am totally living my dream of having a little pup through your blog!
he is so sweet! x

Aqeela said...

He is gorgeous, but he really doesnt look like a whippet!

Aqeela xx

pebbledash said...

I am enjoying these puppy dog tales...young cricket is such a cutie!
xxx

Nin said...

Bless him! I can't believe how quickly he is growing!

PS love the pic of your dresser in the header!

Melanie said...

Hi there, your puppy is just adorable, I love your blog, and I hope you dont mind, but I've added your blog onto my blogroll on my site.

Have a great weekend
Take Care
Melanie xx

The Odd Bird said...

I can't believe how much our baby is growing. Thank you so much for making my day with pics of this bundle of cuteness and joy.

Tillyboo said...

Growing fast. Super little munchie bunch isn't he.
He looks all velvety and squidgy. Just adorable x

Heaven on Earth Sweeties said...

They are the most delightful photographs including the maileg bunny....well done -It made my day to see them.!

Samantha said...

Hi Tracy,
I can empathise with Mum. Poor Dulcie is getting the same treatment from the kittens. She wants them in one room where she can see them, and they want to be exploring the house!

Melanie said...

Hi there, I was just wondering, do you know of anyone who is looking for a swap partner? I am longing to join in on this swapping lark, so any help you could give me would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks So Much
Melanie xx

homemade said...

gorgeous pups and thanks for your kind comments on elspeth's blog about our book.
with all best wishes
Ros x