Tuesday, May 25, 2010

3 weeks old!

Sutter is being a lot less protective of the pups the last few days and big sister Ruby has been getting to know them a little bit. She really likes them and is concerned when they are whining and when I take them out and let her sniff and see them, she wants to play. She is going to be a big help with them once they are able to head outside to play!

Friday, May 21, 2010

2 1/2 weeks old

Loving this little litter of pups. Their eyes are open and they are starting to stumble around and test out their legs and even a little bit of playing going on. They are big for their age, of course 4 puppies and 10 nipples equals plenty of milk. I am going to start them on puppy food soaked in formula and processed in the blender this weekend. I think they are totally ready for it!

Their little personalities are starting to show. The big boy, Turbo, is outgoing, playful, and a ton of fun. Sugar is a lot like Turbo, outgoing, playful and a real tail wagger. Cinnamon is coming into her own and starting to play and have fun with her brother and sisters. She lets them start the playtime, watches them for a few, then picks the perfect moment to jump in and join them. Honey is the smallest, quietest one. Very sweet and calm. She plays and likes to be in the middle of her pack, just doesn't initiate any of the silliness (yet!).

Turbo on top of his sisters, getting ready for a nap.

Sugar yawning!

Honey checking out where Cinnamon is headed.

Turbo - looking around to see if the milk truck is joining them. He is always the first one ready for meal time!

Turbo and Sugar, distracted from playtime by their mom walking by. I'm not so sure they see her as much as they smell her and hear her. They are just starting to use their eyes.

This is typical Honey and Cinnamon, while Sugar and Turbo get all excited looking for their mom and feeding time, these two hang out and wait a little more calmly until she actually jumps in the whelping box with them - then it is a race to the nipples!

Honey waiting patiently!!! She reminds me of Chase from the last litter, so polite.

Sutter is glad there is only 4 of them! They are getting sooo big. It is almost time to relieve her of the menial tasks of feeding and cleaning them - now my work starts! And she gets to concentrate on shaping their little personalities and teaching them how to be nice litter mates and get a long with each other and get ready for their new families.

Monday, May 10, 2010

1 week old today!

They are getting cuter! This is the little boy with the blue collar, he is now being called "Turbo"

Here are the girls, Honey (purple) Sugar (green) and Cinnamon (orange).


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We have puppies!

Sutter is a happy girl. She had her babies on May 3rd. And just as I suspected it wasn't a full litter, but a half of a litter works just great for us right now. She had 3 girls and 1 boy. The girls range in color from a darker girl (Cinnamon) to a medium colored girl (Honey) to a light colored girl (Sugar) and the boy is a big blonde guy! My boys are calling him Diesel, but I am not sure that name is going to stick.

Cinnamon is on the left with Diesel next to her, then Sugar and Honey is on the right. Honey is the smallest and Diesel is the biggest. Sugar and Cinnamon are about the same size with Sugar maybe being just a slight touch bigger for right now.

Sutter is loving this 4 puppy thing. She is happy and relaxed and so are the pups. That is Sugar curled up on her mom's front leg and Cinnamon and Diesel on her other front leg with Honey tucked in back.