Saturday, June 4, 2016

Enzo, Maggie's littermate (from Lady and Mondo, 2014 litter)

This sweet boy has quite the personality!! He is so handsome...and I think he knows that!
Thank you Beth for the fun visit!!!
Enzo waiting for his treat!

Enzo and me...what a wonderful boy!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Week Three!

This is a transitional week for the puppies as they begin to wean from breast feeding to food.  Weaning is done very gradually from baby beef to soft puppy food to puppy kibble by about 6 weeks.  Maggie will continue to breast feed, in decreasing amounts and frequency, for another 3-5 weeks.

Clean up will be transitioning from Maggie to me this week also!

The whelping box and play pen areas expand today!  Dave and I set up the puppy pen so it has three distinct areas...sleeping area, food water and play area, and potty area.

Their teeth are coming in! They recognize Maggie and siblings and are now coming to me and wanting my attention!

Week three is a week to introduce many sounds and noises!  As the pups are located right by the kitchen, they hear many common household sounds! We have added a few toys and objects in their play area for them to manipulate.  The adult dogs' barking, front door knocking, television and music and (hopefully) a thunder storm will add to this weeks' socialization!

Yum! First solids, baby beef !

Maggie watches and then cleans them up as the pups LOVE their first licks of baby beef!  They will be transitioning over the next 4-6 weeks from baby beef to soft puppy food and finally to puppy kibble while Maggie slowly weans them from breastfeeding.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sleepy pups!

June 1, 2016...Puppy Picture Day!!!

We started taking pictures when the pups were awake but....
Cory, fell asleep waiting for her turn!

Hank, getting sleepy!

Hannah, just about to close her eyes!