Cozy Cottage Farm

A Pup Apart


From his tiniest times he set himself apart. When the other three pups were nursing, he’d snuggle at his mother’s neck. When they were all play-fighting, he’d sit in the shoe hutch and watch. After he ate he’d go into the crate to the back corner and fall asleep by himself.

I started wondering if something was wrong with him. As I observed him more I found that yes he would play-fight with his litter mates. Get one down in a strangle-hold or pull another by the tail. He was the biggest pup, gulped his mother’s milk the fastest , played the roughest and just knew when he’d had enough.

I started calling him the Prince. Then Buddha Boy. I thought he’d be the first pup to go. He certainly was ready a week or two before his siblings. Because he was so independent I didn’t get very attached to him.

We knew we were going to keep one of the pups. Every time I became fonder of one pup, that would be the one chosen for its new home. With each pup who left, I would get to see something about Bubba that I had missed.

So now kind of like a Puppy Survivor Reality Show, the other pups have been voted off the island ( breezeway) and Bubba is the last Pup standing. And now even more I can see who he is and who he is becoming.

By process of illumination I proudly introduce to you Bubba Buddha Boy of Cozy Cottage Farm.



This entry was published on February 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm and is filed under animals, family, home, pets. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “A Pup Apart

  1. The last pic is not really what I want here. But Bubba is sleeping and I don’t want to disturb him (me!). I will take one I like better for the end of this post and re-post it ASAP.

  2. Sheila T. Scott on said:

    What a beautiful photo. Just love it, and the story is great.♥Sheila

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