Tuesday, April 24, 2018


All are doing well.  They just had their dinner and are back in the pen as I don't want them to run around until a day or so.

Maybe Thursday, there will be a break in the rain and they can go in their pen outdoors.  I hope so.  Otherwise, they will only have the aisle from the pup room to outdoors.  At least it is fresh air!

Have our grandson visiting today and tomorrow.  Here is a pic of them.   :+)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Leo went home today.

He was Green Collar Boy.  I am going to wait until all the pups are picked up before posting the family pics - that way all will be on the most current post.  He has a long way home to Delaware!

Today, I give baths to the rest of the gang in preparation for their surgeries tomorrow.  They expect the pups at 7:30 am and I won't pick them up until later in the afternoon.  Gives me time to clean up the outdoor area they will be in.  I want to secure them in their own space yet provide them the experience of seeing the 'big' dogs in the puppy area.  Time for more socialization before their trip home.  Unfortunately, they are predicting rain for Wednesday.  Grrrr...  Hopefully, there will be a couple of days of decent weather.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

We had a buggy ride today!

It was a nice day and I have been doing lots of paperwork and needed a break.

I decided a walk around the soccer field walking trail was the perfect thing to do with the pups.  They got to watch the cars go by and get a new experience.

Lots of faces smooshed into the screen but they really enjoyed themselves.  I love my three wheeler pup buggy!   :+)

Yesterday was a great day!

It felt like Spring was finally making an appearance. We had sun and mild temps.  :+)

A family came to meet Purple Girl, now appropriately named VIOLET and it was a perfect match.  They love her color, her curls, her temperament and were delighted that they were going to finally add a 'girly girl' to their family.  The boys were totally besotted and I can see that she will have lots of fun and cuddles.

The entire bunch of pups had lots of play time, hugs, cuddles and giggles abounded.  Nothing puts a big smile on my face more than a family enjoying a pile of furry, delightful pups enjoying each other.  :+)

'Pat me, no - pat me'!

I think there are enough hands her for all the pups to have attention!

'Do you wanna kiss?  Do ya?  Do ya?

Everyone is looking for a lap to climb on.

'Mom, I want that one on my lap, too'!

Annabelle, doing what she does best - babysitting another momma's puppies.  This is what she lives to do.  Her mother instincts are the best I have ever experienced.  She 'talks' to them and is so gentle.

She is over 15 years of age and the quentessical grandma.  :+)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

WE ARE HANGING IN THERE! (Gunny x Lil Abner Litter - Week 8)

My apologies for not getting this done yesterday but I had to much to catch up on from my nasty cold.  I also did not want to overdo it since I am still not 100% but MUCH improved.

These little rugrats love being outdoors and playing chase - especially when their mom, Gunny, is keeping them company and showing them the ropes.  Gunny LOVES playing with her munchkins!  Sometimes, I see her just sitting down and watching their antics.  It is so adorable.  :+)

So here they are sitting inside a basket I hung on the wall in the pup room.  They had just had a nice nap and were ready for play time outdoors. Great timing.  :+)

Purple Girl, named VIOLET is 5  1/2 lbs.
Such a perfect name for her.  Thanks, Liam!

Green Boy, named LEO.  6 lbs.
His family is from Delaware and picking him up on Monday!

Rainbow Girl, named MARLEY.  5  3/4 lbs.
A gentle girl with a soft, wavy coat.

Orange Boy, named ‘SUNNY DOS ANOS' aka SUNNY.  6  1/4 lbs.
One of the bigger pups in this mini litter.  A fun pup.

Teal Boy, called GUNNY.  4  3/4 lbs.
His owners gave him the formal name of Ogunquit from a fond memory.

Blue Boy, named ZIGGY!  Another robust mini at 5  1/4 lbs.
I am sure Ziggy will be up for any 'job' his owners have in store for him.

Hopefully, all of you have found the Pup Supply list and have been getting your house prepared.  Be sure to order their food from the tab above.  You can keep them on it or change it if you wish but be sure you have some on hand to do the switch slowly or you could end up with diarrhea - not fun. :+(

Get set up with your trainers, vets and dog walkers/sitters/day care.  We are down to the wire now!

Friday, April 20, 2018


First, I am finally feeling better so was grateful I could just crash most of last week.  Things started turning around this past Tuesday. Thanks for the well wishes.  :+)

Yesterday was a busy day.  Leo, Green Collar, had his neuter because he is being picked up on Monday and traveling to Delaware with his new family.  Yesterday afternoon, all his siblings were at the vet for their Health Certificates, Distemper and Parvo vaccine and stool check.  All went well.  I was very happy none of the pups threw up during the car rides - YEA!

Today, all the pups went to my Canine Ophthalmologist for eye exams.  I do this with every litter just to be sure no pup is showing any eye disease that could cause blindness or trauma.  Pups play hard and can easily cause an eye injury.

Next week, on Tuesday, the rest of the group has their surgeries.  That visit will include blood work, laser treatment on the surgical site and fasting.  The poor babies cannot have breakfast, so are quite vocal on the way there.  :+(  I would be complaining too.

Busy times ahead.  Be sure to check the PUPPY SUPPLY list on the AnnaBlog.  Scroll down on the alphabetical list on the right to find it.  ALSO, the pups have been eating Life's Abundance, you should have ordered their food already, but if you have not, good idea to get it done asap!  They have been on the Puppy Formula but can also eat the All Life's Stages formula as well.  The tab to order is at the top of the AnnaBlog page - just click the tab.

If any of you have a long ride (more than three hours) it is a good idea to get a car harness that has a strap that clicks into the car seat tab, rather than a crate.  This way, the pup can be on your lap but still be safe and not a projectile if an incident should happen.  If you plan to do this, contact me via email for your pup's chest circumference so you get the right size.

Lastly, PLEASE read the Contract & Warranty on my website BEFORE coming to pick up your pup!  This is so we don't spend a lot of time going through it while here.  Lots of paperwork to go through, and the contracts will need to be signed before we start. 

By the way, according to my vet who examined the pups, both Orange Boy and Rainbow Girl have Grade 1 under bites which are very low on the scale and will not need any teeth pulled during surgery to compensate.  Their Health Certificates have been noted with the grade.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Wow, these babies are some chunky!  Charlotte has been doing a remarkable job. She is finally at the point where she visits and plays with the other girls here many times during the day.  Charlotte is fit as a fiddle and frisky. She grabs either a slipper or shoe of mine and takes it outside for 'a walk'. I typically have to trot behind her to gather them up and put them away.  Thankfully, she does not chew them BUT my girls Daisy and Gunny would LOVE to sink their teeth into them - naughty girls!!

All the pups have their eyes open but really can't see much yet.  They are all too fat to be able to stand up and walk, so wiggle their way around.  Pink Collar Girl was the first to open her eyes at 11 days old, the rest promptly followed within two days.

As you will note, the first pic I took was for a comparison - yes, it is an egg carton.  As you can see, Yellow Girl completely filled up the lid section.  That gives all of you an idea how rugged these pups are. Yowsers!!

Comparison of the size of these pups with the egg carton lid!

Yellow Collar Girl - all 2.10 lbs. of her.

Red Collar Boy is a heavyweight - 2. 13 lbs.

Pink Collar Girl is the midget at 2.1 lbs.

Chocolate Parti Male is 2.7 lbs.

And Brown Collar Boy is Red Boy's bookend at 2.13 lbs. as well!