Whoops!

We are a little past 8 weeks.  Where are the 8 week photos?  Where are the updates?    So Sorry.  😦  I had a judging assignment in Michigan and was supposed to be home Sunday morning……..then the “ice storm” happened and I finally got home today.  Ugh!  And now, I’m heading to Albuquerque for a funeral tomorrow, so Wednesday will be bath and photo day, which is good because Thursday the first baby goes home!  Nooooooooooo.

We get asked alot about food for the puppies.  We give you a “kit” when you come pick up your baby.

In the kit:

-A 6 pound bag of Pro Plan Puppy.  That’s what they are eating right now and that should be enough to transition to whichever food you want to continue to feed.  We recommend moving to regular adult food soon.  There is evidence that growing too fast is hard on puppy bones so adult food provides more than enough nutrition for their age.  We also recommend not buying the giant size of whichever food you decide to feed.  Some foods just don’t work for some puppies and it’s better to make sure before you buy that 40 pound bag.    There are alot of good foods out there and the only ones I really don’t like are blue buffalo, anything grain free and anything you can get at the grocery store.

-A blanket and toy that have been “smelled up”.  We hope this helps them feel safer with the first few nights away from their buddies.

-A kong toy.  These are great for stuffing, and freezing to keep puppy busy for hours in a crate.

-Poo bags and a holder.  Who doesn’t need more poop bags?   Also, funny story about poo.  The puppies have inherited Penny’s habit of kicking out her back legs after she poops.  It’s not so funny when Penny kicks up divots in the grass but when the puppies do it, it’s ADORABLE.

-Cookies.  Some of our favorite cookies 🙂

-A few packets of probiotics to put in food if puppy develops a loose stool.

-A binder with all health info for puppy, sire and dam and lots of photos

 

Some fun from today

 

The puppies lost their tunnel privileges today.   😦    They also lost their raised bed “trampoline”.  I would suggest all new owners buy a big bottle of bitter apple.  These guys like to chew.  Speaking of chew…..there are a few chewies I recommend to have on hand to keep them busy.  We like Greenies and sweet potato chews and Z-bones and Whimzees.    We also use rawhide flips (the flat rectangle) but rawhide is a personal choice and I understand if people don’t like that.   We get ours from the clinic and it has a dental enzyme on it.    Definitely no bully sticks or other “greasy” stuff for at least a few months.  (unless you like diarrhea 😦  )

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Crazy Eyes Eevee

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Kenny love belly rubsIMG_0311

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Everybody loves LarryIMG_0315

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Agnes also loves belly rubsIMG_0321

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Surprise.  Barry also loves belly rubsIMG_0329

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Penny and LeiLani having a conferenceIMG_0288

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Vet Visits

5 puppies went in for vet visits yesterday and today.  All look good and all boy parts are accounted for on Dex and Barry.  🙂  Even though they have been on car rides 4 times now, they all still sung to me on the way there and back!

 

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Barry giving hugs IMG_1356[1]

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Oh no!!

It’s getting real 😦   The go  home toys are in the pen getting smellied up.   The go home blankets will start to go in the pen this weekend.  Where has the time flown?!!   *Sniffle*

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18 perfect eyeballs

After the 2 hour long car rides this past weekend, the 1/2 hour trip to the Eye Vet was nothing.  They settled down pretty quickly.

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Clearly they are very unsocializedIMG_1311[1]

They all behaved very well for their eye exams and they all passed. IMG_1312[1]IMG_1315[1]IMG_1317[1]IMG_1318[1]

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Pat Hastings evaluations

We had the opportunity for the litter to be evaluated by Pat Hastings (Structure evaluation guru) on Friday at the house and then Pat asked us to bring the litter down to her seminar on Saturday in Denver.   The puppies were champs and handled the trip and  tons of people fawning all over them for 8 hours like pros.    The first photos are their stacked photos and the last are from the seminar.

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KennyIMG_E1251[1]

GrayceIMG_E1250[1]

LemonIMG_E1246[1]

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Catching up

We tried collars on this week.  Boys were first.

Kenny

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Leilani says “haha”IMG_0007

Dex and Agnes snuggling after bathsIMG_0016

Then after the baths, this happened.IMG_0021IMG_0028IMG_0029IMG_0020

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6 weeks old! Happy Easter! Happy No Poop Morning!

Happy Easter.   The puppies were kind enough to let us sleep until 6 this morning which was awesome!   We had our April Fool’s joke by Mother Nature of some snow overnight so they got to romp in the snow..then mud.      They also (THIS IS HUGE) had no..none….zip…….nada poops in their pen this morning.   They are really preferring to do their business outside now.   Winning!

They had a couple of visitors yesterday and some decisions are starting to be made about who goes where.  We’re still deciding ourselves who and how many will stay here for a bit.

We’re still using Alexa to acclimate them to as many noises as possible.  They’re still a little afraid of the vacuum cleaner, but that’s fair.  So am I.

They love exploring the yard, chewing on all the plants/trees/each other.

They had bath number 6 (?) yesterday and almost had #7 today after the snow/mud play but the dirt magically fell off them as the morning went on.

LOTS of photos to follow.

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