Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cookie's 1-30-14 and Pixie's Pups 2-21-14

The dust is beginning to settle. First having two litters this close together is good and not-good. Good if one mother, for one reason or another should temporarily loose her milk, the other mother can fill in for her (which happened in this case). Not-good because it becomes very confusing. When the puppies are between three and six weeks old, separation of litters is important. As the pups grow older, the difference based on age becomes less significant; they spend more and more time together, until they are together all the time. So, trying to totally separate the litters in the photo CD that we usually send home with the puppies is not practical.

Second, for various reasons, we still have two lovely Blenheim girls that have not been spoken for. We took three photos with the intention of selecting one to post here; but they are so photogenic, we couldn't select just one, so we are attaching all three here.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cookie's Pups 1-30-14

Cookie's puppies are doing very well. All are growing nicely and their intelligence is stunning. They've been going thru the doggie door without assistance since they were barely six weeks old (they're eight weeks old as of last Thursday). They are already exploring their environment to discover what they can and cannot manipulate. They spend most of their days outside on our patio off the kitchen, and they particularly enjoy their play mat (activity gym).

Enjoying their play mat.
I added this just because it's so cute.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pixie's Pups 2-21-14

Well, I'm very sorry to have taken over a month to get around to telling you about Pixie's pups. And surprise ... we have four when we were expecting only three. We have one Blenheim girl, a Blenheim boy, and two tri-colored boys, and of course, they were born on February 21.

As you may know, we move the pups from the whelping box in our guest bedroom to a pen we've set up in our living room to start socializing them in the kind of environment they will live in when they go to  their new homes. The point is: the living room now looks more like the Kansas City stockyards.

In the top photo, Pixie and her litter sister, Sarah, are getting acquainted with the hour-old puppies.

Pixie and her litter sister, Sarah, are getting acquainted with the hour-old puppies.

Here, the puppies are posing for their beauty shots.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cookie's Pups 1-30-14

Hi folks. It's been way too long since my last post. At Mayfair, there've been few new developments. First, Cookie has had her first litter of puppies. Born on January 30, 2014 around 5:15 PM, we have five Blenheim pups ranging from 4.6 to 9.3 ounces. There are four girls and one boy, latter with a perfect Blenheim spot. This photo was taken when they were about four hours old.

Second, an ultrasound shows that Pixie is pregnant with at least three puppies. Yea. They are due in about three weeks. So please stay in touch - this is going to be exciting,