the Beverly Hillbillies
Born 08/28/16
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AKC Grand Champion Kengali's Beyond Boundaries (Jethro)

10/16/16 - 7 Weeks - Now It's Time to Say Goodbye

Go, go, go is the name of the game for the Hillbillies!  They live outdoors in the ‘big puppy play pen’ every day that is sunny and warm.  Their poor toys suffer horribly but the pups are having a great time learning to be … well DOGS!
 
Grandma June takes them on daily walkabouts so they can experience new things and keep learning while having fun. Their running, playing, exploring, observing, experiencing … are all the new things that help them   become who they are going to be!  It is fun to watch them gain confidence and courage.  Now all their unique personalities need to be matched to the right puppy for the right family!
 
Weaning is complete!  The Hillbillies are eating twice a day now, and are very good at it with very little snorkeling or spilling any more!  A little warm water, added to their food right before you feed it, for the rest of their lives, will slow the speed of eating, decreases the choke factor, but still makes them chew which is good for their teeth going in and good for everything going out!!
 
We dropped in at the vets for the last check up before heading for their new homes.  All body parts get checked (sometimes even poked or prodded!) and recorded on their health records.  They all got weighed with the boys being slightly heavier than the girls already.  All had their first puppy vaccination (ouch!), all got wormed AGAIN, and last but not least, they were all microchipped for permanent Identification (BIG OUCH!)  Hearts and lungs were all perfect and both boys have the required number of testicles.   As always, the Hillbillies were a big hit at the office where everyone wants to help with a puppy!
 
 
The Place You Ought to Be
 
Males:
 
Jed – dark red, full mask, nice ridge, but with offset cowlicks, tiny amount of white anywhere, good teeth.  Fun, easy going, playful, big happy go lucky galoot, don’t worry/be happy attitude
Jethro – very dark red, full mask, gorgeous ridge, white on all four feet, medium spot on chest, good teeth, born with 1/3 of of normal length tail.  Goofy, people oriented, eager to please, very interested and engaged with people, loves attention
 
Females:
 
Granny – reddish gold, full mask, gorgeous ridge, small white on all four feet, small spot on chest, good teeth.  Curious, eager people pleaser, kind, gentle, snuggly, huggable, lap lover
Elly May – dark red, full mask, 3 cowlick ridge, small amount of white anywhere, good teeth. Spunky, sassy, independent, confident adventurous go getter, action seeker
 
Y’all come back now, y’hear?
 

10/2/16 - 5 Weeks Old - Texas Tea

Lordy, Lordy, the Hillbillies have moved away from ‘there’, and instead are all loaded up heading for a new life outside.  They are on sensory overload!  So many new sounds, new sights, new textures, new temperatures!, to absorb.  They are figuring out how to follow Grandma June around the yard on our daily ‘walk about’ adventures.  Pretty wobbly yet, and they don’t much care for the grass tickling their tummies!!  I am the pied piper of puppies, and love watching them becoming their own little selves.
 
Weaning is in full swing!  The arrival of sharp teeth, have completely done in Harley and she has vacated her position as #1 vittles provider!  Not to worry, the Hillbillies are already quite good at eating their puppy mush.  Well at least they are no longer snorkeling it it!!  Thankfully, Harley is still more than happy to clean them up!  Right now they eat 3 times a day, but I will have them down to twice a day when they come go home.  Harley loves her puppies and likes to play with them.   I can tell she  misses them when they are away learning how to be puppies.
 
Another yummy flavored de-worming, another annoying toenail trim that Grandma June insists on!!  Ugh… they are getting hard to hang on to!!  They don’t know it yet, but both of these tortures are an important monthly requirement in their future.  De-worming is generally pretty easy as you will use a yummy pill, but toenail trimming should continue immediately, so they just know it is a part of their lives!
 
They moved again to the place they ought to be where a ‘litter box’ awaited them.  They learned almost overnight to use the litter box – a natural instinct that all dogs do NOT want to sleep where they go to the bathroom.  This instinct will help you house train them at home too!  No bubblin' crudes in this bunch!  It usually only takes a week or two to get them house trained.  All depends on how house trained YOU are?! 
 
Set a Spell, Take your Shoes Off!!!    Yeee Doggey…….meet the Hillbillies!!
 
Males:
 
 
Jed – dark red, full mask, nice ridge, but with offset cowlicks, tiny amount of white anywhere, good teeth.  Fun, easy going, playful
 
Jethro – very dark red, full mask, gorgeous ridge, white on all four feet, medium spot on chest, good teeth, born with 1/3 of of normal length tail.  Goofy, people oriented, loves attention
 
 
Females:
 
 
Granny – reddish gold, full mask, gorgeous ridge, small white on all four feet, small spot on chest, good teeth. Curious, engaged and interested
 
Elly May – dark red, full mask, 3 cowlick ridge, small amount of white anywhere, good teeth. Spunky, fun, happy.
 

9/21/16 - 3.5 Weeks Old - Hillbilly That Is

The Hillbillies, yes Beverly Hillbillies, are PUPPIES!!  Walking, tripping, falling, and tipping over are all challenges that must be mastered each day.  Along with that mobility, they have begun using their voices to very good effect!  “Trilling” (which is a bizarre and pathetic cross of barking, growling and whining) has already evolved into true barking, growling and whining, but all have to be practiced and refined!  They seem to be getting a little bored with their box of white walls and white blankets on the bottom for them to sleep on.  It will not be long before they will try to escape so that is when they get moved to the “little puppy play pen”. They have gotten to be a very vocal and mobile bunch so keeping up with them and challenging them is a top priority!
 
They definitely are seeing very well now and their eyes have begun to change to various shades of gold or brown. Ears are very much hanging like hound dog ears should.  Just another fun thing to chew on along with toes, tails and noses!  Harley has been very tolerant of the Hillbillies use her as a chew toy too, but I can tell her patience with that is running a little thinner. The fuzzy ridges are starting to get much more pronounced and they are back to looking like they have a Mohawk.
 
New this week was the first of many de-wormings with that yummy banana flavored goo that goes in their mouths (don’t ask me why I know it tastes like banana’s)!  Internal parasites are in the environment at all times so you will want to continue de-worming them every month.  No worms allowed!!  Another annoying toenail trim finished off their picture taking and de-worming day.
 
This will probably be the last week that it will be easy for me to sit a spell and take my shoes off to play with them inside the whelping box. They are ready to load up and move on!
 

9/11/16 - 2 Weeks Old - Come and Listen to My Story