Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hazel's litter 'playing around'.

These pups are so animated. They seem very curious and exploratory. Some fun miscellaneous shots of them today.

Although both RED and BLUE boys are blurry, Pink Girl's face warranted this pic!

Elsie wrestling with her brother, Blue Boy.

Blue Boy just chillin'.

Pink, Elsie and Blue Boy checking out the ball and the water bowl.

I think Pink Girl is going to like the water.  :+)

Elsie with Green Boy. 

'Where is everyone'? Red Boy.

'Here they are - eating lunch'! Leave some for me!!!!

Our grandson enjoying the pups.

Little Pink Girl is using her charms on him.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I have to say I sure enjoy having room under my feet to type!  :+)

Hazel and the pups are doing awesome! The pups enjoy their 'milk' meals from both Hazel (and the prepared  formula).  Hazel's food has been slightly reduced and she sure does miss the 'extras' but it is a necessary step in weaning.

The pups are very cute. They are beginning to mingle with each other, especially after a meal when they get a spurt of energy. They are still so small but the pics make them look big - just keep that in mind when you visit. This weekend is the first one for visitations, so keep that in mind.

Hazel nurses standing a lot now. 

The litter box is being used more and more.  :+)

Some go potty and other begin to play after nursing.

The group meshing together.
Elsie Malloy is 2  3/4 lbs. and a hopeful guardian home placement.

This handsome male weighs 2  3/4 lbs. This is Blue Collar Boy and  has a guardian home interested in him.

Pink Girl (who I call Shirley Temple) is curly and curious. I think she is laughing! 2  1/2 lbs.

This little charmer is Red Collar Boy.  Such a serious face!  2  1/4 lbs.

Lots of white splashes on Green Collar Boy - has the cutest color pattern!  2  1/4 lbs.

Do you think they are trying to play 'Ring around the Rosey'?

Sunday, April 23, 2017


It is a couple of days before their fourth week but once the Daisy x Keefer pups were picked up, I got right into cleaning and preparing for Hazel's litter to move right in. Ahhhhhh..... I now have room under my desk for my feet!  :+)

They took to the new space wonderfully! Hazel also seems quite pleased with the extra room and sunshine.  I also decided to see if the pups would take to drinking some prepared Goat's Milk and they happily lapped it up with gusto! That prompted me to add a small bowl of water to their area as well. All these huge steps happening at once and this litter did not falter a whit! I am so pleased. Now, I can provide a couple of meals a day to the pups and ease them off of Hazel. It will still take a week or two for them to be fully weaned but it is nice to see that they are willing to begin the process.

Here are some pics showing their new space.

The group happily moving around their new space with mom supervising.
Big smile from Hazel.

Somehow, Elsie climbed up that caterpillar to be next to Hazel's head.

Nice and roomy.

I love the little face of Red Boy peeking out in the back. Blue Boy is buried underneath everyone.
Elsie is in front with Pink Girl in the middle and Green Boy in the back.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

DAISY (purple girl) left today. Updated with 'Going Home' pics.

I think her two siblings are happy to have their own space now.  Both Bindi and Wyatt did this on their own with no coaxing from me. It is my hope that they will be comfortable in their own crates when they go home tomorrow but I do expect them to complain a bit.

Hopefully both families are ready to welcome their new companions home. Tomorrow, I will post pics of all three pups with their families as we say 'Goodbye' to the Daisy x Keefer litter.

I just finished giving both Bindi and Wyatt their baths and I think all these pups favor their mom's love of the water! None of them complained at all and just settled in the sink and enjoyed the 'rub a dub dub' complete with bubbles.  :+)  Even using the dryer was a non issue.

So, baths are done, bags are packed and booklets are finished. We are ready!!! I have a clinic to attend to early in the morning and then look forward to your arrivals at 1:30 pm. Please remember to have a crate with you that is not too small - about a 16 inch tall crate is perfect for this trip. Don't forget paper towels and a spray for a clean up if it occurs and stuff for yourself as well. A plastic bag for poops, etc.

See you tomorrow!  :+)

Well here they all are! Happily in their new owners arms and off to an adventure. Before you know it, they will forget all about where they were born and stayed for nine weeks! I am thrilled with their placements and know they will be loved and well cared for. Thank you Woodard, Kelley and McKeon families!

Miss Daisy Woodard.

Miss Bindi Kelley.

Mr. Wyatt McKeon.

Friday, April 21, 2017

It appears Purple Girl has a family!

Tomorrow morning, I have a family coming to meet her and if all goes well, take her home. I love that they have a fenced yard, lots of dog experience and a young girl who was wishing for a mini apricot doodle to cuddle with.   :+)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Daisy's pups saw my vet today.

I was amazed that none of them made a peep during the 35 minute trip to my vet. They were so quiet, and they continued to be quiet at the vets as well. I brought them all in with my carriage and they were so good.  :+)

The examinations went very well and each was given a worm medicine as a preventative. Heartbeats were good, ears clear and patellae normal. Each were given a Health Certificate.

Tomorrow morning, we are off again to visit the eye vet.  :+)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


By the end of the weekend, I hope to have Hazel's litter in the puppy room. It is getting quite 'tight' in my office! Typically, the litters are moved between two and three weeks of age. Daisy's active group love having the choice of playing for hours outdoors or to come in for a good nap and so the pup room is a necessity for their occupation at this time.

Thankfully, Hazel's litter is just barely scooting, so in a few more days, they will have the pup room all to themselves with possibly Daisy's Purple Girl for a room-mate until I place her in a home. :+)

Red Collar Boy weighs 1  3/4 lbs. at three weeks. He will be around 25 lbs. or so at maturity.

Elsie Malloy, my Guardian Home choice for a female in this litter, is a solid girl.
I expect her to be closer to 30 lbs. at maturity. She weighs the most at three weeks - 2  1/4 lbs.

Pink Girl weighs more than Red Boy!
At 1 lb. 15 ounces, she will be a mini with lots of curls and nice black nose pigment.

Green Boy is so sweet. He weighs 1  3/4 lbs. Another mini with an adult weight of about 25 lbs.

Blue Boy is hefty like Elsie at 2 lbs. 2 ounces. He does have a white chin
like Red Boy but you can't see it in this pic. A possible Guardian candidate.