Sunday, January 27, 2013

Our boy Massimo, left with his new human on Friday.  Guess who was super lonely and cried and cried that night.  She was much better last night.  After our super warm days, our weather has turned to rain and fog so she can't go out much and burn up energy with the other dogs.  Hopefully we will get our sun back tomorrow and we can take her out to play.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

And now there are two.  This little girl is now on her way to Oregon.  Her owner is an avid hunter of mushrooms and wants to add truffles to his list of fungi.  She will get lots of hiking time in the forest.  Here she is in a crate for the first time wondering what is happening to her.  She doesn't know it yet but she is going to have a fabulous life with this family.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mama says "no free lunch" anymore kids!  Ginna jumps up on the crate in the dog run and scolds and play bites at the pups to remind them they are big dogs now and have to eat like the others.  You can't blame them for trying, and they keep it up until she assures them, she isn't going to allow it.

Mom teaches the puppies to have manners, so I like her to go out and play with the puppies when it is warm enough.   The puppies love to be outdoors where they have 35' dog runs to stretch out their legs and really run, run, run!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wellness checks for the puppies on Tuesday.  It is always fun to bring in puppies to the vets, and there are lots of smiles to go around.  Puppies are 8 weeks today, Wednesday.

Here is our boy Massimo with the vet, Dr. Frank.

Next is our orange girl giving the tech a big kiss.

Dr. Frank loves puppies and has fun checking them over.  This is our grey girl.

We are keeping Pesca (Peach) so I will take her in for her checkup next week when she is 9 weeks old and ready for her first vaccines.  Here is her picture, just because she is so cute.  Grey girl is in front and Massimo is her pillow.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It was a nice afternoon on Monday so we decided to take the puppies outdoors for the first time.  I  had raw chicken wings for them to eat.  They mostly licked them but they kept busy for quite a long time.  They were ready for a nice long nap once back indoors.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Puppy videos

I tried to upload a couple of short videos of the puppies playing, but no success.  I have loaded them up on youtube and will put the links in this place instead.  We had 3 different families visiting on Saturday and then our Cosmo and  his Tucson family came up for some grooming.  Cosmo is going to help us with Judge's Education at the end of January.  More about that later.

Here is video of puppies at play at 5.5 weeks

Here is the link to the first trip on the baby slide and a cute close up of Massimo, our boy.

first trip down the slide

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

 Our puppies are 6 weeks old on Jan. 2 and not so patiently posed for New Year's photos.  We kept trying to get some cute shots of them with a party hat, noise maker and lei.  Some were successful, some silly, and all are just adorable.  What do you think?

Massimo isn't going to wear a girl's hat no way. no how!  We took about 15 photos and none came out OK with the party hat on his head.  (Above and below)

Grey girl likes the noise maker and would hold still for an instant if I let her bite it.  She really preferred shredding the foil fringe, so I had to keep taking the shreds out of her mouth so she couldn't swallow them.  (above and below)

 True to her active nature, orange girl preferred dancing (above) and eating the decorations (below), over sitting still and being cute.

 Grey girl is a little princess and loved having her photo being taken.  Do you think this is her good side?  (above) Or how about the fancy hat? (below)