Friday, February 28, 2014

Playing Pups!

This has been a "ruff" week!!  Over half of the pups did not like their first soft food experience at all!! So we have been trying to wean some pups to a different soft (canned) food and have Lady feed some of the others more.

Our goal is to transition to kibble over the next two-three weeks, while making sure Lady keeps providing her milk and her mothering skills!  

Here they are today!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Puppies will be FOUR WEEKS old tomorrow!

They are learning that bedwetting is not cool, barking and growling are (cool) and softened puppy food is way cool!

Lady is starting to stay out and away for longer periods but still nursing and keeping faces and body clean…as expected, poop and pee cleanup has transferred ownership!  Now she is interacting with puppies and beginning to teach them good manners.  This is very cute to watch but hard (for me) to capture on video…I will try however to get some video this week.

Pups nails have been filed (using small grinder) two (and some three) times, they are being brushed frequently and this week…we will play with the small hair clippers on their feet.  (the vibrations and noise are a little strange to pups).  They will get their first bath at five weeks.

They now want our attention when we are nearby.  We started putting a couple of toys in the play pen area but they are not very interested yet…right now their furry brothers and sisters are much too entertaining when awake and soft and cozy when sleepy.  Music in the kitchen is being enjoyed by all!

All and all this has been a terrific puppy week!!!  Here they are:









Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Puppy pile up!

The puppies are growing beautifully.  Weighing between 3 # 2 oz (Emmy) and 4# 7oz (Pheebee)  they
are keeping Lady very busy!  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sending our Valentine's Day wishes early!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

From the Girls,




 And the boys!

and Tony!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nathan and Belle with their person, Lesa! Thanks for the picture!

Nathan (Lady's littermate-- brother) and Belle (Lady's sister from an earlier litter) enjoy grabbing attention at every opportunity!!!  Here it looks like Lesa's breakfast is being interrupted for a hug. (and maybe a treat!)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waking up for dinner….

And forgive me Oscar, you were under Summa sleeping and I did not identify you!