About three months ago a 20-pound female terrier mix, horribly neglected and left for dead, was brought in to the vet. She was pregnant. The father is unkown.
She died right after giving birth to 12 pups. 11 of them died. Only one survived.
Meet our sole survivor. Vivor, as we call him. Vive:
We know the mother’s a terrier mutt; we’re guessing the father must’ve had anything from Shepherd to Boxer to Kangaroo to Chow to Mountain Lion to Basset, and likely lots more. Little Vivor has everything under the sun. A real cosmo, this guy. With big feet.
Kona seems more than happy to show her new little bro around the digs. He’s following her around quite literally in her shadow, learning the ropes. Speaking of shadows, I just noticed the interesting geometric angles the long shadows are casting over the adjacent cement planes of this Angel’s Gate bunker. Nice:
Arguably the best photo of the day; a great action shot. Kona has just done her deal, and, as usual, responsibly buries the business with dirt and grass using her hind paws. Vive was a little too curious at the wrong time. Check out the extension of that left leg:
He isn’t quite catching on. Again:
Vive calling shotgun in the MINI on the way home from his first visit to the park:
To see Vive’s baby photos, including his flyer:
To see the rest of the photos from Vive’s first two days @ Angel’s Gate:
these are so beautiful. he is adorable. you guys are the best dog people! i can’t wait to see him. and the pics with kona and him together are so precious. i love the cinemetography too- the ocean, etc. and the shadows by kona’s legs. is that fibinacci ratio. check it out. are you thinking of a painting? ( how do you spell fibinacci?)
thanks for the pictures. they are truly beautiful. you guys could do a great story, or book or something.
all my love
i forgot to say i love the picture with you and i love his name.
Wonderful pictures! they look like best buddies already.
I’m better connected to the world wide web now. Great dog, you can tell when there’s a connection there.. Reading your mom’s note on Fibonacci “ratio” sequence got me. What is the ratio PHI? Have you read Da Vinci Code? I hate reading popular novels, but it made its way to me and now I’m up at one in the morning and 200 pages into it I can’t put it down. Do night owls ever sleep? Good seeing you last month!
Thank you for these pictures. They are so cute. OK. I’m lost what is Vive stand for and what is Fibonacci. Its making me hungry!
Hi, guys! I love the puppy pictures! He looks great…happy. He’s such a good boy. I’m glad he found a good, loving home — including his mentor Kona. Can’t wait to see him around the neighborhood.
Vivor is truely fortunate to have you two as his family now. Kona seems to love him as well!! I am so glad to see him so happy. Thank you so much!!