Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A mid week peek at the pups.

Tate is always with her babies. Notice that her pups are now using the potty box.

Nellie's pups have graduated to a new potty box and did so beautifully.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Let me tell you, Monday Picture Day is an all day event with twelve puppies to do!!

Tate is doing awesome with her six pack. She nurses often and tends to their every need. In a few more days, I will be changing up their area to add a potty box and see how they do. Right now it is all about eat and sleep, eat and sleep and not much of anything else! I will say none of them were too happy to do the picture shoot today, I must have had to do at least five make-overs!!!

Hope you enjoy them.

Green Boy - 1 3/4 lbs.

Yellow Boy - 1 3/4 lbs.

Orange Boy - 2 1/4 lbs.

Rose Girl  - 2  lbs.

Brown Boy - 2 1/8 lbs.

Black Girl - 1 1/2 lbs.


The third week of life for puppies is both exciting and very scary!  They see and hear pretty well now so loud noises can scare them. I even scare them because they can see me and I look VERY big to them. This is why the third week is a 'critical period'. It will take them a bit to begin to feel comfortable with people, places and things. By the time they are four weeks, they are more comfortable but still on the 'learning curve' of people acceptance. Do not be surprised at all if they seem quite uncomfortable with you when you come to visit - it is very normal.

This past week, I introduced the potty tray and they are using it quite well! I change the potty pads often but am so happy they are using them. Nellie is happy too.  :+)

Their mouths are being used more and more to taste each other; and to chomp on the hanging baby toy playthings. With regard to their weights, those close to 3 lbs are targeting to be 28 to 30 lbs. at maturity. Whereas, those in the mid 2 lbs range will be around the mid 20's and those closer to 2 lbs lightweights at 20 - 23 lbs.

Here are some close up pics of these babies.

Blue Boy weighs 2  1/2 lbs. 

Pink Girl is 2 5/8 lbs.

Teal Girl is a chunker at 3 5/8 lbs. 

Red Girl - 3 1/4 lbs.

Purple Girl - 2 7/8 lbs.

Phantom Girl exactly 3 lbs. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Just a few miscellaneous pics of Nellie's litter.

At three weeks of age, pups begin to interact with each other and are stimulated by some 'wiggly' toys hanging on the fencing of their pen. They can see and hear the world around them now and even produce playful barks! It is one of the cutest phases.  :+)

Red, Purple and Pink Collar girls checking out their digs with Sable Girl in the right corner.

Red, Purple and Pink again.

Sable and Teal girls.

Purple and Teal girls 'mouth' wrestling.

Red and Pink Girls playing with the hanging toys.

Blue Boy and Pink Girl lazing about. Blue Boy is still the smallest pup.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tate & Nellie

For the most part, these two moms are doing well living together in the same room with their puppies. It does make working with both litters easier for me - especially for daily weighing and doing Early Neurological Stimulation on 12 puppies!

Today, Tate's pups had a car ride and they were as quiet as church mice. :+)

Tate sits next to her litter on the left and Nellie is on the right.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Yes, it has been busy here but the worse of it is keeping up with the constantly revolving door for three different groups of doodles. The moms need to go out separately and the house doodles need to do the same. I am a doorman, kitchen chef, pooper scooper and office manager. I wear many hats.

It won't be as bad when the moms return to their guardian homes as the 'high vigilance' will be replaced with keeping up with 12 puppies!!

Now I have a major confession, there really isn't any excuse but I have made a gender error on one of the pups - Lilac Girl is not a girl at all but a male!!! You can imagine my shock today as I was doing Early Neurological Stimulation on him and realized my mistake. So, I need to make some adjustments. The black female known as Yellow Girl is now going to be Black Girl and Lilac Boy will be labeled Yellow Boy. Sooo sorry for the confusion.

Rose Girl - 1.5 lbs.

Yellow Boy - 1 lb.

Black Girl - 14 ozs.

Green Boy - 1.1 lbs.

Brown Boy - 1.4 lbs.

Orange Boy - 1.7 lbs.

Tate O'Reilly with her one week old litter of six.


Like most of the litters here, these pups are like living butter balls! Nellie is feeding them well because Nellie LOVES to eat just about anything with gusto. :+) You would never know it to see her but she can gobble food up in record time.

This week their eyes opened! They still can't see much but soon they will be seeing clearly and the world will become a scary place. So no big changes in their environment at this time. This is an 'adjustment' period.  Of course, soft toys and a cuddly mom keep them quite happy.

Pink Girl - 2 lbs.

Teal Girl - 2  5/8 lbs.

Blue Boy - 1  1/8 lbs.

Purple Girl - 1  7/8 lbs.

Phantom Girl - 2   5/8 lbs.

Red Girl - 2   3/8 lbs.

Nellie Bly with her two week old litter of six.