Thursday, September 29, 2011

More video of puppies playing!

Hi Everyone,

I was hoping to post sooner, but I've caught a cold and have been feeling under the weather. Puppies continue to do great and I plan to post more updates and pictures later on today. Until then, here is some more video to whet your appetite...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Design and New Videos

Hi Everyone, I'm sorry if you received emails with no links. I have updated the blog, given it a new design, and posted two more videos. Check them out when you get a chance! -Barb

Playing Puppies

Hungry Puppies

Monday, September 19, 2011

I've said it once and I'll say it again... these puppies are sooo stinkin' cute!

Hi Everyone,

I finally sorted through my ten zillion pictures of puppies to try to select a few to share with all of you.  I keep being compelled to take picture after picture, all the while explaining to Dave that I can't help myself - the puppies are just too stinkin' cute! 

Not only are the puppies beautiful, but they continue to grow and change in leaps and bounds daily.  They seem to be ahead of schedule as compared to our previous puppies, frequently doing things several days to a week in advance of our expectations.  For example, this past Thursday, when the puppies turned 3 weeks old, I found Purple girl and Dark green boy sticking their heads in Summer's food bowl and gumming on hard kibble!  Partly to deter them and partly to see what would happen, I soaked some puppy chow in water, mushed it up, and put it down on the ground.  Next thing I knew, all of the puppies are clamoring over one another to get to the food.  Normally we don't start offering softened puppy chow made into a gruel until our puppies are 4 weeks old - and even then, it usually takes the puppies a little bit to figure out how to eat the gruel.  Not these puppies - they went to town!

So in case you were wondering, the puppies are still indoors with us.  With the temperature dropping a little lower at night than we were expecting, we decided to keep them inside just a little bit longer, as puppies start to become much better at regulating their body temperatures beyond 3 weeks of age.  We plan to test out our hard cover heating pads to make sure they are working properly so we can make sure the puppies stay warm enough at night and will wait until Thursday to get them set up in the kennel.  This will give them a couple of days to get acclimated to the kennel before those of you who wish to visit come out to meet them.  If you would like to pay a visit, please make sure to give me a call so we can set up a time for you to come out.

Well everyone, it is starting to get late and I still need to post pictures to this blog entry as well, so I'm going to sign off here.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns and I will continue to stay in touch!  Enjoy the pictures!


Puppy Dreams...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Eyes are open and puppies are on the move!

So stinkin' cute!!!

Hi everyone,

I was hoping to get another post up this weekend, but it ended up being a busy one!  Puppies are still indoors right now, but we are getting things ready to move them outside next weekend.  While it will be sad not to have them around 24/7, I know they are going to love the set-up in the kennels.

The puppies opened their eyes last Thursday, just as they turned 2 weeks old.  Since then, they have begun tearing around all over the place and I've put down non-slip foam flooring because they were crying every time they hit the linoleum.  Apparently they didn't like being slowed down by slippery flooring!

Aside from cruising around the kitchen, the puppies are also starting to wrestle with each other.  They bite each others' tails and I heard one of the puppies growl at another one for the first time the other day!  Without teeth, the puppy bites are pretty ineffectual, but I was shocked to find bruising on some of their bellies.  Turns out that when mom isn't nearby for a meal, they use each other as pacifiers and have been giving each other hickies!  Too bad they don't make binkies for puppies, huh?

Well guys, I'm beat and I'm sure you are all getting anxious to see pictures.  I didn't update Picassa, but I including several pictures in this blog post.  I also video taped the puppies and just need to figure out how to post the video on the blog so you can check the puppies out in action.  If all else fails and I can't post the video here, I'll post a link to YouTube and upload the video there.  Enjoy the pics!

All my best,

Hugs or wrestling?  Blue boy on the bottom with Purple (formerly orange) girl on top.
Blue boy gets cozy with White girl
Dark green boy stretches awake.
Enough sleep - let's get moving!
Blue boy snuggles with Lime green boy
Look at that sweet face!
Pink girl with...surprise...Blue boy!
Pink girl is bound to be a belly rub girl!
Purple (formerly orange) girl snoozes.
Nap time all around.
Dark green boy and White girl
White girl is the littlest puppy.
More puppy bellies!  White girl, Lime green boy, & Pink girl.
Yellow girl and Pink girl.

Yellow girl is the biggest girl.
White girl and Pink girl - all that walking around wore them out!
Blue boy...again.  He's always mugging for the camera!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

More pics are in!

Summer is a great mother!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend!  I finally got a chance to download pictures and sort though them all so that I can share them with all of you.  Some I will post on the blog here, while others will be posted to Picasssa and can be accessed by clicking on the slideshow to the right side of this blog.  Summer continues to be a wonderful mother and the puppies are growing in leaps and bounds.  They are all right around 1 pound each and are growing more mobile everyday!  The black and tan male (lime green collar) still is the worst of the wanderers, but white collar girl is giving him a run for his money!  I tried to get good pictures of each of the puppies for all of you to check out, but had a bit of a difficult time given how wiggly the little ones are!  Check out the individual pictures below.  You'll notice eyes and ears are not open yet, but they are due to open in the next few days (between 10-14 days is typical).  I'll keep you posted as the puppies grow and change...

Gotta love puppy butts!

Feeding time

And then they crash...

Look at those noses and toes!

"The Wanderer" lives life on the edge!

Blue boy - the first puppy

Lime green boy (aka "The Wanderer")

Dark green boy

Orange girl has a beautiful wide blaze on her forehead

Pink girl crybaby

White girl - one of the few times I didn't find her belly up!

Yellow girl is getting big!