Saturday, June 27, 2015

Random pics of the pups in the play yard.

In this segment, I have included some pics of the pups simply enjoying themselves in the different areas of the play yard. In time, they will be all over the place exploring every inch. They need a bit more height before I can put the Tugboat down with some water in it but it won't be much longer. :+)

Texture is so important. As a responsible breeder, I give them many different types of surfaces including turf, cement, wood planking, stones, sand, bark and pine needle areas. In season, pool water, snow and rain. Windows are kept open during storms as well as TV and radio noises. As young pups, they need to adjust to their 'natural' world early to adapt well. 

The only situation I cannot duplicate is a city environment. Those pups that will live in a city need a slow but steady exposure over several days/weeks. They will adjust but you need to consider they came from a rural setting and need time to absorb the smells, sounds and sights of a big city.

A small gathering on the turf.

Curiosity over the 'toss ball'.

The Tugboat gets a once over. Can't wait to get it down and filled with some water.

Look at how small they are going under the slide.

Brown Boy really likes the Sand Coupe.

Too cute to not share.  :+)

Piper's pups enjoying playing with mommy and being puppy sat by Daisy.

Piper is enjoying being with them (as long as they don't try to nurse) and her 'nanny' Daisy is very happy to entertain the group. Daisy ADORES being with the pups and will even let them try to nurse from her - I finally have another 'Annabelle' who LOVES puppies - anyone's puppies.  :+)

Piper x Dublin's brood are SIX weeks!

And boy are they loving their expanded world! Thankfully, today's weather is perfect for pics as heavy rain is expected for tomorrow. I decided to let the pups out with both Piper and Daisy to explore the puppy play yard.  :+) I am using some of the pics for their 6 week 'pose' and others will be used in another post.

Pink Girl seems to like vegetation! A vegan???  3 3/4 lbs.

Teal Boy showed no fear as he dashed into the deep, dark tunnel to get a ball.  4 1/2 lbs.

In his true style, Brown Boy is like a college professor using his paw to hammer in a point.  4 1/8 lbs.

Rainbow Girl is truly enjoying wrestling with this 'toss ball'.  3 1/2 lbs.

Maybe Blue Boy needs more roughage? That does not look appetizing.  5 lbs.

Another toss ball fan is Green Boy.  4 1/4 lbs.

Red Boy may be a veggie burger kind of guy!  3 1/2 lbs.

 I can almost envision Violet Girl with a bib and white gloves as she nibbles a cucumber sandwich.  5 lbs.

Keeping his ball close, Dice Boy takes a break from the action.  4 1/4 lbs.

Presenting me with 'raspberries' in this shot is Purple Girl!  4 lbs.

I am finding that the majority of the pups will favor Piper's size - around 27 or 28 lbs. None of them look like they will be over thirty pounds like their dad. Of course, they have a few more weeks to go but Piper's DNA seems to dominate in the size category. I am thinking that Blue Boy, Violet Girl and perhaps Teal Boy may be the heaviest in the litter but still under 30 lbs.

Friday, June 26, 2015

We had some socialization today!

The pups were happily engaged with their visitors today - both human and furry! As a matter of fact, after some chewing, biting, grabbing and scurrying, a lap held two and sometimes three napping pups while others snuggled close by :+)

Then later, Daisy Mae Duke entertained the pups as a pseudo nursemaid/nanny. That was after she had several swims in our pool. She was still quite wet when the pups enjoyed her company. Daisy is a natural mom in so many ways. I sure hope it continues when she becomes a mom someday.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pups playing with playgym indoors.

Although it is raining really hard here (we so needed it!), the pups are getting their indoor exercise with this cute playgym. I LOVE this toy mat but they will only be able to play with it for a day or two more or it will be destroyed by those teeth! Till then, they so enjoy it.  :+)

Their next playgym will be out of PVC pipe and will be able to handle teeth and lots of tugging and can be used both outdoors and indoors.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

We had visitors on our five week birthday!

The pups love to have visitors. They enjoy the handling, patting and general excitement of hearing how cute they all are.  :+)

Of course, at this age they don't have a whole lot of energy but that will change very, very soon and our visitors will all be exhausted long before they are in a couple more weeks.  :+)

These pups love to be held and fussed over. Pink Girl insists there is room for her too while Teal looks on.

Although Blue Boy has a lap, the rest of the pups are quite happy sleeping under the bench waiting for a turn.

Yep! You need two hands to hold some of these chunky monkeys! Brown Boy is not even the heaviest either.

We are half way there to pick ups! Piper's FIVE week old litter pics!

It is so nice to have the pups out in the shade and sunshine for periods of the day. They are quite happy running through play gyms, slides and 'space' in general. Sometimes I find them all snuggling in a corner napping. Once they smell their food dish though, they are up and running!

I guess we are expecting showers for a few days (which I hope we get!). Soon showers will not prevent them from being outdoors. Many litters actually enjoy playing in the rain!

Surprisingly, Violet Girl remains the biggest pup in the litter! She looks like a male but is NOT! 4 3/4 lbs.

Green Boy is at 4 lbs. this week and fast becoming a favorite.

Purple Girl (3 1/2 lbs.) is so much smaller than Violet and developing some gumption!

Favoring his mom in looks and size, Red Boy is a small male at 3 1/4 lbs.

Dice Boy is not much bigger than his brother (3 1/2 lbs.) - they could be twins!

I keep thinking Blue Boy will overtake Violet Girl every week, but so far he falls short. 4 1/4 lbs.

Brown Boy is the true 'middle child'. He rolls over for belly rubs and attention! 3 1/2 lbs.

Rainbow Girl.... so quiet you almost don't know she is around.  3 1/4 lbs.
Most times, the girls are the 'busy bodies' but both Rainbow and Pink girls seem to be quite demure at this time.

If you want a lap doodle, this is the girl for you. Pink LOVES to cuddle anywhere, anytime with anyone. 3 1/2 lbs.
I also think she will have the most curls. A sweet, sweet personality. Gives lots of kisses. :+)

Who can resist these eyes? Teal Boy is another snuggle bunny weighing 4 lbs. even.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Piper's pups have been outdoors!

Given that I have numerous doodles here, not only the pups, I had to do things a little out of my norm. Daisy Mae still uses the dogie door to go out to the puppy pen to potty, so I decided to close off my furthest pen for the pups to explore outdoors instead of my alleyway. By doing this, the pups are secure and my other doodles have full access to the play-yard.

I expect Piper will be going home this coming week as she is nursing less and less and the pups are eating more and more food. A good combination! Daisy is so very interested in the pups and will provide lots of attention and supervised interaction.

Here are some pics of the pups having their first exposure to the outdoors:

The 'igloo' dome is dark and cool inside.

Some pups chose to play with the soft tug toy.

The big slide is investigated by these two.

By far, their favorite item!

Some used the potty box.

Missed getting Pink Girl in this shot of silky blacks.

A 'sample' of the colors in this litter.