Winnie the Pooh Litter

8 Weeks Old - 4/9/13

"How lucky I am to HAVE something that makes saying Goodbye so hard!" - Winnie the Pooh

6 Weeks Old - 3/26/13

Forever is too good to be True !
Lookout! The pups have TEETH and they know how to use them!!! They still need to learn that friends don’t bite each other!! Yikes!!! They have been sharpening their new little teeth on each other, me, and worst of all, their Momma Go Go, which is just another reason why she is pretty much DONE with feeding them. Can’t say I can blame her there! Over the last week or so, she fed them fewer and fewer times a day, and she rarely laid down with them and has a decidedly long suffering look on her face. Weaning completely is just around the corner! She does like to play with them though as long as she can keep moving so they can’t hang off of her. Can’t say I blame her on that one either as it looks really uncomfortable!!! So far all those little teeth look very good, incisors are scissoring correctly, no over or under bites. YEAH!

Another worming with that good tasting banana stuff, and of course another toenail trim were the health maintenance activities of the week. Pooh had his dermoid sinus removal surgery which went very well and didn’t even slow him down for a day!!! He has a shaved neck and a boo boo, but by the time he goes home both of those things will be mostly resolved and in a month nothing will remain to remind him of his surgery. The first puppy shots, the microchips, their AKC registration papers and pedigrees are all here and ready to go. The countdown to Home Coming is on!!!

To that end, I have continued the litter box training which they do really well at. They have a few more peeing accidents than I think is necessary but rarely miss the box for their pooing, so I can’t complain! The goal is that this will help you house train them when they come home to you. All you need to do is select WHERE the bathroom is going to be in YOUR yard, be sure to CARRY them to that spot the very first time you get home with them and that will help you get started on the right foot at your home. If you go out the same door, say the same thing and carry the puppy to the designated spot and then reward them with your voice, hands and eyes when they accomplish their goal, they will house break very quickly. Puppies tend to be about as house broke as their families are!!!

This week the weather FINALLY warmed up enough so they got to go OUTISIDE for the first time! I daily expose them to new things, sights, sounds and smells so that they can widen their world and experience CHANGE!!! !!! Play and adventures are what helps them and me learn WHO they are! They are still figuring out how to play with each other nicely and now they have TOYS to terrorize too! Personalities are coming, coloring for the most part tends to blend together with age (if you like the white – enjoy it now as it will freckle and fade), size will constantly change as they go thru their own growth spurts.

Here’s the POOH’S !!!

Pooh – red wheaten, heavy black mask, 5 crown ridge, big spot on chest, minimal white on toes, medium sized. Spunky, adventurous, full of himself, curious and outgoing

Piglet – red wheaten, medium mask, 4 crown ridge, small spot on chest, no white on feet, medium sized. Funny, goofey, LOVES attention, willing and eager to please

Roo – very dark red wheaten, very heavy black mask, white V-shaped spot on chest, minimal to no white on feet, great ridge, smallest, one undescended testicle. Kind, gentle, happy go lucky, so easy to be around.

Rabbit – dark red wheaten, heavy black mask, big white spot on chest, minimal to no white on feet, great ridge, medium sized. Easy going, happy, game for all things new, fun and playful.

Tigger – dark red wheaten, heavy black mask, medium spot on chest, no white on feet, great ridge, medium sized. So sweet, gentle, loves hugs and snuggles but is up for all games too.

– golden wheaten, minimal black mask, two small spots on chest, white on all four feet, great ridge, largest. Confident, outgoing, curious, willing to join in all adventures, attention getter

"I used to believe in forever, but forever is too good to be true!" - Winnie the Pooh

4.5 Weeks Old - 3/16/13