Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Some misc. pics of Nellie's pups playing outdoors today.

The day was too beautiful to keep them indoors!  I also had Tate's litter outdoors but only took pics of Nellie's.  Enjoy.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Tate's litter is beginning to come out of their shells. I now see them wrestling daily and even hear a little bark every now and then. Overall, they appear to be quite a quiet litter - at least up to now!  :+)

I had them on the floor of the puppy room for a little bit this morning while I cleaned and changed bedding. They did not venture too far at all and were quite happy to be back in their pen when I was done. The difference between the two litters is quite amusing to me. There are boisterous and quiet pups in both and seeing the developmental growth that a week makes is enlightening.

Yellow Boy, such a gentleman.  3 1/2 lbs.

Brown Boy - A rugged boy! 4 1/4 lbs.

Green Boy - A lover, not a fighter. 3 1/4 lbs.

Black Girl - A little butterfly. 2 3/4 lbs.

Orange Boy - The heaviest pup at 4 1/2 lbs. Such a soft coat!

Rose Girl - A very willing subject for the camera. 3 3/4 lbs.


I must say Nellie's pups are thoroughly enjoying going outdoors in the little aisle just outside the pup room door. With the wonderful weather at hand, they scamper up and down the ramp going in and out at will. Right now, I am leaving the door open for easy access. Eventually, I will close the door and they will figure out how to use the little dogie door to go outside.

Their coats are thick and fluffy so as the weather chills, more adventures await them in the large turfed play area.

We have had several visitors this week and the pups love meeting them! Little tails wag and wag as they sniff hands, chomp on shoe laces and enjoy all the attention and pats.

By the end of the week, Tate will return to her guardian home and retire from my program. As with all my retired girls, it is bittersweet. Nellie is already with hers and enjoying all the attention a single doodle gets. :+)

Blue Boy - Still the smallest and soooo sweet! 3 1/2 lbs.

Pink Girl is 3 3/4 lbs. this week and very brave!

Phantom Girl is one of the heaviest (and very friendly) in the litter at 4 3/4 lbs.

Purple Girl weighs 3 3/4 lbs. A dainty, polite little girl.

Teal Girl is the largest and wants attention (and to be held) all the time. Weighs 5 1/4 lbs.

Another armful is Red Girl who weighs in at 5 lbs. She has a gentle spirit.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Charlotte is in heat and will be mated soon.

As is typical, my plans must flex once again. I was expecting Charlotte to cycle in November but she has other plans, so it looks like a Christmas litter!

I plan to breed Charlotte to Tip O'Keefe in about 10 or so days. The pups produced will be sturdy mediums that will range from 18 to 21 inches in height and 32 to 40 lbs. in weight. Coats will be non-shedding wavy fleece in shades of cream, apricot and red.

Based on what I know at the moment, I expect pups to be ready for homes in the month of March 2017.

My list is open at this time.

This is Charlotte enjoying the comfort of her couch.

Keefer looking to play with someone.

Nellie Bly has gone home with her guardians today.

A lot has happened today. We had Nellie's family come over to visit with the pups and Nellie was so, so happy to see them. Nellie is quite ready to leave her fur-babies and happily trotted to their car with nary a 'see you later'!

Also, her pups went outdoors for the first time today and totally enjoyed the experience. They were a bit tentative at first but quickly decided being outdoors was quite nice. :+)

Lastly, Tate's guardian and family came to visit and enjoyed her pups. Tate was also taken out for an afternoon of recreation and her pups have not missed a beat with her absence. Tate is targeted to return permanently to her guardian home on Friday.

There was lots of sniffing and wondering at first.

Pink Collar Girl was quite brave as the rest looked on.

It takes one to do it first and the rest generally follow suit.

Cute little trio.

As Nellie was hugged, some pups stole a slurp of milk.

It did not take long at all for Nellie to stand up and skip off from nursing duties!

Monday, October 10, 2016


Tate continues to be an excellent mom - sometimes, she is too good of a mom and won't leave them alone! In about a week or so, she will be returning to her guardian mom as long as I am able to wean her from those pups!

They are beginning to play a bit but still sleep a lot. Each day I keep offering them a gruel and they are only mildly interested since Tate is such a 'smother mom'. Hopefully, this will change over the next week.

Green Boy is 2 3/4 lbs.

Rose Girl is 3 1/4 lbs.

Orange Boy is the heaviest at 4 lbs.

Brown Boy is 3 3/4 lbs.

Yellow Boy is 2 3/4 lbs.

Black Girl is barely 2 1/2 lbs. this week.
Tate's pups seem to like snoozing by the new potty box.


Oh golly it has been a wicked crazy day for me. My apologies for getting these pics up so late. I really do try to get them up by early afternoon but today was unusually packed for me, so here they are.

Red Girl is 4 3/4 lbs.

Blue Boy is 3 1/4 lbs.

Pink Girl is 3 1/2 lbs.

Phantom Girl is 4 1/2 lbs.

Purple Girl is 3 1/2 lbs.

Teal Girl is 4 3/4 lbs.

I am pretty sure Red, Phantom and Teal girls will mature close to 30 lbs. while the others will be around 25 lbs.  I expect Blue Boy will be around 22 lbs. or less. He has been tracking to be the smallest all along.

Hopefully, I will be able to bleach the fenced area outdoors so these pups can be outside for a bit. The temperature needs to be mild and the area cleaned and sanitized before I can do this. Then I hope to post some pics of them exploring the outdoors.  :+)