Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THEY ARE BACK!

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

EYE EXAMS FOR GUNNY'S LITTER.

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

CHARLOTTE X WYATT LITTER - WEEK 2

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!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PURPLE GIRL HAS BEEN SOLD! THANK YOU TO ALL INQUIRIES!


This miniature girl has IS NOW SOLD from the Gunny x Lil Abner litter.  She is a little ball of curls and cuddles.  

My trainer was here on Sunday doing the temperament testing on the litter and this is what she had to say about Purple Girl:

Sweet pup, social, playful.  Externally motivated - loves toys, people & food. Should be fun to train and good with kids over 6 yrs. of age, other dogs and animals. She was very brave outdoors, willing to follow and had fun.

Purple Girl scored a '7' in the test and is categorized as 'Moderate Persistence'. A pup at this level requires training (as per my contract for all pups!) and are willing to learn and please.



Outdoors scanning the puppy yard.
        


Close up of her at 7 weeks of age.
        

Purple Girl will be best placed with an active, outdoors type family who has the time and energy to incoorporate her into their daily lives.  She does love to cuddle and interact with other dogs and people.  She is smart, so a commitment to training is an absolute necessity!

Totally non-shedding with a soft curly coat.  She will be about 20 lbs at maturity.
An engaging pup!

Pick up for this girl is at 11 am on Saturday, April 28th.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Temperament test pics for the Gunny2 x Abner litter.

I thought you might all enjoy seeing some pics of the pups during their test.  Although you pretty much see them with toys, what you don't see is if they chase the toy, tug with it, or prance around the room with one in their mouth. Each different action shows a possible trait for fetching, prey drive or a desire to play ball.

There is also a segment on 'squeezing'.  This shows the tolerance, or lack thereof of 'poor' handling. Very young children don't always pick up or pat a pup properly and my trainer looks for a pup's willingness to be handled inappropriately. Thankfully, all the pups passed this one!

When they were placed outdoors (in a place they had never been), they did explore but were not accustomed to the cars passing by and some would stop what they were doing and listen; while others said 'I don't recognize that noise' and headed for the door!  Smart pups!

Here are some pics for you to enjoy.

Purple Girl checking out the new toys and space.
AVAILABLE

Green Boy was curious about the Crinkly Tunnel.

Blue Boy 'bit off' more than he could carry!

Teal Boy enjoyed being surrounded by toys.

Rainbow Girl likes laps and enjoyed her view.  

Funny that Orange Boy picked his ID Collar color coded toy.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Stay tuned!

Temperament Testing is today and I will be calling you later this afternoon with your assignments!  Please note the following:

  • I have received only one refusal for a pup with an underbite. If anyone else will be unhappy with a pup with one, Let me know NOW.  I want each and every pup to be loved 100%! As stated, I will refund your deposit in full and help you find another pup from another breeder.
  • When I call, could you please have a name for me?  This will make my appointments with my vet for vaccines, surgeries, etc., more effective and orderly.
  • Once you accept the pup assigned, your balance of ($2,250) is due.  You can pay by check to ADNE and all of you have my address.  I need to have the check by Friday, April 20, 2018 in order for it to clear; otherwise, call me to make other arrangements.
  • Hopefully, all of you have checked the Pup Supply List and have ordered your Snuggle Puppy, if not, please do so quickly.
Unfortunately, I still have a cold and a cough, so when I call, I will try to be as thorough as possible. Forgive the crackling and honking that may permeate our conversation.  Oi!

Friday, April 13, 2018

GUNNY2 X ABNER - WEEK 7!

Although I had planned to take pics outdoors today, I did not get the pup yard cleaned up in time. Still 'dragging a bit' from my cold.

I found Mr. Snuggle Puppy and a basket to contain my wiggly wormy pups and grabbed the camera!  They are now at the point where they have more energy and want to run, run, run!  Even if it is raining tomorrow, they will enjoy the pup yard. I don't have to take photos tomorrow so they can get good and messy.  :+)

Both Orange Boy and Rainbow Girl have underbites. It is a cosmetic flaw and will not interfere with chewing.  Many pups will show an underbite and it generally corrects by 7 weeks. If it doesn't, it is  permanent.  If any of you will NOT accept either pup because of this flaw, please let me know asap and I will refund your deposit in full.  I will not have another litter of minis for a year. I am happy to refer to breeders that will have minis this summer for purchase.  :+)

Green Boy - 5 1/4 lbs.

Purple Girl - 5 lbs.  AVAILABLE

Teal Boy - 4  1/2 lbs.

Orange Boy - 5  3/4 lbs.

Twins :+)  Both Mr. Snuggle and Blue Boy have their eyes closed and their tongues out.  5  1/4 lbs.

Rainbow Girl - 5 lbs.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

CHARLOTTE X WYATT - WEEK 1 PICS!

Although a bit under the weather with a nasty cold, I am well enough to take pics of these cuties.  I really don't need ID collars on them but I use them so that the pups adjust to something on their necks literally from birth.

These babes are going to be solid mediums for sure with strong boning.  Most, I predict, will be around 35 + lbs at maturity.  The coats on them are beautiful. 

They nurse almost constantly.  Charlotte lets me know when she needs a motherly break from her chores.  She happily runs around with the other doodles outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. I expect these pups will enjoy an active lifestyle like their parents.  Charlotte would certainly be an agility competitor and Wyatt has an affinity for goose chasing and snowball catching.  Both love to be cuddled and close to their family.

Here are the first individual pics of this group, enjoy!

Pink Collar Girl. This black and white parti girl weighs 1.5 lbs.

Red Collar Male has the same coloring as his mom. He is a big boy at 1.11 lbs.

Brown Collar Boy is also 1.11 lbs.  He could dilute in color to a cafe'.

Chocolate/White Parti Boy weighs 1.7 lbs.  His chocolate spots could dilute as well.
  
Yellow Collar Girl is 1.8 lbs.  I think she will favor her dad's coloring.

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Charlotte with her chunky pups.



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gunny's pups have their first family visit today!

This weekend the pups are having several family visits to say hello and interact with.

Our first family came today at 11 am to meet the ADNE adults that live here and to have some time to play with the puppies.

There will be more pics posted here tomorrow as well.......and here they are!!  The pups had a wonderful time and so did the families.  At times, they were exhausted but there was always a few ready and willing to be patted, held, tugged with and laughed over. 

A great weekend of pup visits.  Thank you all for making the trip!


Lots of smiles from adults and children alike.  Their mom did not want to let go of that little chocolate boy!
Fingers are like nipples! No milk though!!!

Selfies!!

Even teens like puppies.  :+)

Sometimes you really have to hold them to know they are real. 

Laces were created for puppies.

A meeting of the minds??

Two girls just chillin'.

It is a family affair.

'Let me tell you a secret.......'