Friday, July 31, 2015

The magical fourth week with the Nellie x Emmett litter.

This is a magical week because of the incredible development that has occurred in the pups. They are walking, can see and hear, using the litter box very frequently and are beginning to play with each other. By far the cutest phase.  :+)

This coming week, we will see if they enjoy 'real' food instead of just mom's milk. I have tried a couple of times and they are 'somewhat' interested but I like it better when they dive into their food and come up with some of it all over their muzzles.  Then I know they are truly ready to be introduced to the weaning process which takes a couple of weeks to complete.

Ben Franklin, the largest at 4 1/2 lbs. Wk 4.

Betsy Ross, 3 1/2 lbs. Wk. 4

Abigail Adams weighs 4 lbs. Wk. 4

Molly Pitcher is the smallest at 2 3/4 lbs. on Wk. 4

George Washington is 3 lbs. on Wk. 4 and is the smallest male.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nellie's litter is doing very well.

They are actually moseying over to the litter pan to do their business but have not been tempted yet to eat anything other than mommy's milk. Nellie is producing lots of it, so no complaining from me!

There are very brief moments of mouthing each other as they learn to interact - which is so darn cute to watch. They are a bit cautious of some noises and fast movements, so I try to be extra careful around them. I did take them outdoors, one by one, for a walk around the pup yard. Of course, they were in my arms when I did this but you could hear them sniffing the air and wondering where they were. None complained. I handle them lightly each day and they are learning to recognize me more and more.

This coming weekend they will be four weeks and I am allowing short visits to see them. Let me know if any of you wish to stop by.

Ben Franklin is soooo silky and Abigail Adams is always yawning!

The Three Sleeping Beauties are George Washington, Molly Pitcher and Betsy Ross.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Yikes!

How many of you were up listening to your fur-baby yelling for most of the night? Poor Scout was not a happy man now that all of his siblings have gone to their homes. :+(

Now that the 'formidable' first night is behind us, we can expect a somewhat less vocal repetition tonight - at least that has been my experience. Right now, Scout is resting in his crate after about a 15 minute complaint session. I feed him in his pen and take him out immediately after he is done. He did potty and we played a bit and then I put him in with some yummy stuff in a small bone. I want him to know that the pen/crate is a good place to be so I will always give him something special as I switch him from pen to freedom.

We will all get through this phase and I know how hard it is on your heart and head - been there, done that! Stick to your schedule and quieter more restful days are coming.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Piper's litter goes home....well almost all of them.

This was the BIG weekend for puppy pick ups and it went great! So many families just delighted with their new four legged companions. Lots of kids, giggles and excitement - just the way it should be.  :+)

Except for Scout, who has to wait a bit longer, these pups are on their way to a new and adventurous life.


Hunter Cronin left on Thursday with his dad and 'bro'.

Hank Hill was picked up on Friday to the delight of his owners.
 Saturday's pick ups was scheduled as a group and included:

Freya Coolidge who will keep these ladies very busy!

Lizzie Tenny-Gross will make this retired couple smile all day long.

Rigger Mac Clarence will have a 'family' of doodles to play with on a regular basis.

I expect Calli Kerstein will entertain lots of nursery-aged children as well as family.
On Sunday, another group pick up was scheduled with lots of excited kids in the mix!
These girls will be sure to keep Riley Parks busy with cuddles and walks ....  perhaps 'dress up'??
Ollie Murray will constantly provide his family will lots to smile about. 

Theo Kingston will join his doodle cousins on many occasions.

Soon, I will have Scout's family here. So check back often!  :+)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Nellie x Emmett litter - Week THREE!

Hopefully, sometime Sunday afternoon, I should be able to move these dear babies to the puppy room. It has been a busy time with Piper Moon's puppy pick ups so I am bit off my posting schedule!

They continue to be a chunky lot. Not doing much yet but big changes will start very soon.  :+)

Ben Franklin 3 1/2 lbs.
Betsy Ross 3 lbs.


Abigail Adams 3 1/2 lbs.

Molly Pitcher 2 1/4 lbs.

George Washington 2 1/2 lbs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Piper's daughters are back from their spays.

They are all settled in for the night. All of them are still a bit groggy. Some ate a mouthful of food before going in the pens. More food will be offered later tonight once the anesthesia is fully out of their system. Right now, they are very, very quiet and just want to rest. Tomorrow will be a new day and they will still have to be separated from the boys for healing purposes. Weather permitting, they will be outdoors in a separate area for fresh air and controlled play.

Freya and Riley.

Lizzie and Calli.
All the boys will be together in a larger pen until pick ups this weekend.  REMEMBER everyone.... please read the warranty/contract BEFORE pick up so we can sign. If you have any questions, ask them now so we can have everything settled.  :+) Thanks!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The days have been hot and muggy!

The pups, however, have found ways to be cool and happy outdoors.
Freya and Scout.

Rigger, Theo and Calli.

Lizzie looks like she took a shower!

Hunter cooling off in the shade after a dip.

Daisy and Calli playing in the pool.

Pups seeking out the shade of the clubhouse (and to dig).

Theo soaking in the 'tub'.

Not for long! Daisy and Ollie get to splashing!
Hank does 'bottoms up'!  :+)