7 Weeks Old - 8/2/12

YOU MAY KISS YOUR PUPPY !!
The Wedding pups were on the move again this past week and a half!!! Their days are now spent out in the yard under the apple trees in their big X-pens so they can learn how to be DOGS!!! I move them and their pen around numerous times each day following the shade so they get lots of free time play where they ram around the yard destroying the flowers and getting into EVERYTHING!! Now they are experiencing not only shade and sunshine, but sometimes a little rain (not enough though!), lots of cars, motorcycles, tractors, all the big dogs, lawnmowers etc…… LIFE!!! Every day I take them on their ‘walk abouts” so I can wear them out and watch them to see how their personalities are coming along. I note things like how adventurous, confident and courageous they are along with how long their attention span is. I also note how much time they spend in my lap enjoying tummy rubs!! They are just such happy go lucky little galoots and soooo much fun at this age!!!!

Go Go continues to enjoy playing with them but she no longer nurses them which is fine as they are eating their puppy mush really well and continue to nearly double in size each week. Their teeth are coming in full force and they are sharpening them on anything and everything!! So far all teeth look good but the vet will make the final call on that when they go in for their final vet check which is scheduled for August 7th. A rather intensive poking and prodding goes on with eyes, ears, lungs, hearts, teeth and, for the boys, testicles getting checked!!! A LONG checklist for each pup, is filled out so that every possible health check has been done and documented for you and your vet to be aware of. A copy is included with all other health documents for each puppy. They get their first puppy shot (OUCH!), wormed AGAIN (yuck!), and microchipped for permanent identification (BIG OUCH!!) Considering the size of the microchip needle, it is pretty impressive how well our little darlings take it!!! No crying!!! It helps that we save the microchipping for last and quickly give them lots of hugs and kisses. They like going to the vet because everyone takes their turn holding and playing with them so they get lots of attention and treats.

Picture taking at this age is SUCH an adventure!!! It is the first time I take the puppies away from each other, put them in a strange environment ALONE and see what they do while I take pictures of them!! It is VERY telling and is one of the tools I use to note the differences in personalities that each puppy is developing.
Sooo…. Please rise for the Wedding Party processional!!
FEMALES

Rose: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, tiny spot on chest, little bit of white on all four feet, good teeth. Gentle, loving, eager to please

Daisy: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, tiny spot on chest, tiny white toes on all four feet, good teeth. Largest female, independent, confident, outgoing, fun

Alyssum: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, no white anywhere, good teeth, tip of ear missing. Smallest female, sassy, spunky and full of her self, a little firecracker!

MALES:

Bowtie: Dark red, perfect ridge, heaviest black mask, small spot on chest, white toes on rear, good teeth. Fun, easy going, people lover

Billy Ball: Dark golden red, perfect ridge, dark mask, 3 small spots on chest, white toes on all four fee, good teeth. Big, energetic, full of play, attentive

Teal: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, small spot on chest, no white on feet, good teeth. People lover, fun, goofey, easily entertained

Steel: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, large spot on chest, no white feet, good teeth. Outgoing, confident, courageous, curious, spunky

Saffron: Golden red, perfect ridge, medium mask, small spot on chest, white toes on three feet, good teeth. Sweet, kind and gentle, loves attention

Diamond: Golden red, perfect ridge, medium mask, no white on chest, white on all four feet, kink in tail, good teeth. Big, up for all adventures, independent, fun loving.

Cupcake: Golden red, offset colic ridge, light face, medium spot on chest, white on front feet, good teeth. Smallest male, feisty, fun, full of himself, high adventure


I NOW pronounce you – PUPPY and Family!!! You may KISS your Puppy!!

4.5 Weeks old - 7/17/12

OH MY CUPCAKES
Oh what fun the little Wedding Litter pups are now!! They can hop and skip and jump and even do some pretty significant laps around their new digs!!! Yes, they got moved to the garage and into the puppy pen that is TWICE the size of the whelping box!! They have really begun to play with each other which means one of them is usually waiting to pounce on whom ever is doing the laps and knock them down for a 10 second wrestling match, followed by ear and tail biting, and then a few tongue licks and then……a nap! What a life!!

They have doubled in size and weight again due to Momma GoGo’s tremendous milk production and puppy mush. What a mess! Thank goodness Go Go cleans them up! GoGo is spending a little less time each day with them – mostly because the playpen is getting crowded!! she is getting kind of sick of them which is normal behavior but she always stays close where she can watch them but they can’t be pestering her constantly.

Part of the reason, Go Go is getting sick of them is because their teeth are starting to come in!! OUCH!!! Will see how they turn out but teeth are a big deal so they need to be nice!!! Another annoying toe nail trim for the puppies – a big thank you from Go Go for that service!

At 4 Weeks old, we are half way to going home day!! I think it is time to meet the members of the WEDDING party!!

FEMALES

Rose: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, tiny spot on chest, little bit of white on all four feet

Daisy: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, tiny spot on chest, white toes on all four feet

Alyssum: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, no white anywhere

MALES:

Bowtie: Dark red, perfect ridge, heavy mask, small spot on chest, white toes on rear

Billy Ball: Golden red, perfect ridge, dark mask, small spots on chest, white toes on all four feet

Teal: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, small spot on chest, no white on feet

Gray: Dark red, perfect ridge, dark mask, large spot on chest, no white on feet

Saffron: Golden red, perfect ridge, light mask, small spot on chest, white toes on three feet

Diamond: Golden red, perfect ridge, light mask, no white on chest, white on all four feet, kink in tail

Cupcake: Golden red, perfect ridge, clear face, small spot on chest, white on front feet, smallest pup






3 Weeks Old - 7/5/12

the GREATEST GIFT of ALL