Zappa at 8 weeks old.
This is one of my favorite photos of Zappa. It is an excellent portrayal of how sweet and innocent a puppy is. When their world is opening up to new possibilities, exploring new ideas and even moving away from home to start a new life with a new family. A short eight weeks before, one would fit in the palm of my hand. How quickly time passes from there. This picture reminds of that crazy, hectic time when our world was in constant puppy motion. They're growth and development noticeable from one day to the next, at a rate that was extraordinary. The constant worry of these tiny lives that rested in our hands. The hope and joy of watching their accomplishments as they tested their skills. The angelic peace of watching them sleep.
Something about this picture of Zappa represents that wonderful puppy world we lived in. The gift of life we witnessed and the precious lives we were blessed to care for. The puppies and that time period will always carry a special place in our hearts forever.