Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Sunday – and some sweeties appear!

I’m not sure what they are eating, but they seem to have grown overnight, they are starting to become balls of fur and they are cheeky with it.

They have taken well to the potty mat, and we have had more hits than misses and their sleeping area had not been peed on – Hooray! They also managed to get all their poops on the mat, rather than over the floor. A few find it more difficult than others. Mr Orange is particularly good as is Miss Green. I think I need to “get a life” – such excitement about puppy pee isn’t a good sign……

All are healthy, eating well and playing as they should be.

Some photos from today

Light Blue,Spot and  Miss Green

Light Blue,Spot and Miss Green

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Peace at last!

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Spot being beaten up by Red and Miss Light Blue

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Three against one – its hardly fair!

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Who ya lookin at? (Miss Light Blue)

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Miss Green starting to nibble on Spots ear

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Miss Green chowing down on Spots ear!

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Miss Green being a beast today – fighting with the Bis

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A hold for three – victorious Miss Green

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The Bis and Miss Green foot wrestling.

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Stoic Spot – Red gearing up for a fight.

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Miss Light Blue having a manicure….

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Spot’s still standing – yeah, yeah, yeah!

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The boys just hangin!

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Effie’s happier standing – better to be able to run away!

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Mr Orange is a happy sucker!

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Mr Red

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Hey Sherlock, what can you smell? (The Bis and Spot)

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Yup – I’m a daytime TV kinda gal ;-) (Miss Green)

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There’s nothing but repeats on this channel!

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And then there was one – still standing!

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Miss Light Blue

 

 

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Hugo the Highlander – 8 months old

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Hugo the Highlander – what a pair of lips – Mick jagger would be jealous ;-)

 

It is always great to see how the pups progress, Hugo is from  last years litter from Chorale and Cheek to Cheek Blue Dream. He is only a teenager, lets hope the his  family don’t have to put up with the terrible teens stage ;-)  many thanks to  teh Isler family.

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Hugo and his Lab big brother.

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The sun is shining – and the pups have moved out of the whelping box

After a pretty miserable week, the sun has started to shine and it feels like spring.

The pups are now out of their whelping box and have more freedom to roam – safely. They still sleep a huge amount of time, but when  they wake to eat and pee, they also play more. Its mainly play fighting, raid/wobbly sprints and growling and barking randomly.

They now have a pee mat, that I will start placing them on as soon as they look like peeing – and hopefully it will become a good habit quickly – so they do not eliminate on their bedding. Orange got it right first time this morning – perhaps it was just chance ;-)

Well they have done well today, they seem to have more or less got the concept of peeing on the puppy pad – a few misses, but not bad for the first day.

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Thursday’s photos – a little bit blurred – but you get the idea

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Miss Green takes on Mr Orange

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The Bis retrieving a sock – Miss Green and Mr Orange still playing

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Mr Red doesn’t give up

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Are they talking about us?

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What ya doing?

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Miss Green starts to snooze and the boys are battling

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Max’s sock seems popular – it must be smelly!

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Miss Light Blue

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Miss Green does not let Orange have a second of peace

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Miss Light Blue profile

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Mr Red

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Miss Green

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Miss Light Blue and Spot

Sleep again

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Miss Green



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Dolly Bolly’s taken to water

Mum has been training Dolly for her TAN. The one outstanding items was for her to retrieve a dummy from water. Dolly likes water – we know this as she is constantly jumping in th canal. But would she swim in a lake that is another matter.

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So here is a picture of Dolly’s first swim retrieve – elegant it ain’t but at least she did it.

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Day 20 Photos and Video of Pups

The pups are getting around more, still wobbly on their legs, but trying out their voices. Blue has been growling and barking at absolutely nothing and the others have been squeaking and woofing randomly.

They can now hear and see and they have voracious appetites, not matched by their table manners. Their favourite game seems to be food surfing and from the photos you can see that a food wrap is a la mode in this household. The yellow colour is wholly artificial and is their puppy food and not their coat colour (with exception probably of Spot)

Effie quite enjoys it, as she has the chance to lick the food off them and she won’t let that opportunity to eat escape her. Effie is producing huge amounts of milk, but these pups are more than a match for her. We have started allowing Effie out during the day, so we can start the weaning process. The pups are taken outside (if its warm enough) each day now and they play together, usually  Poppy comes to babysit (Effie is nervously waiting nearby).

The pups sleep for long periods of time and have short bursts of activity, as they get a little older they sleep a little less and become much more adventurous.

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Day 19 Videos

Hello everyone – sorry for not posting yesterday.

Today, the puppies seemed to have expanded and started to become real little dogs. Effie is now struggling to keep up with their appetites and they aren’t exactly gentle with her.

With the warm weather, the pups have had their first bit of natural sunlight.

They are looking like they may escape the whelping pen, by next week we will have to remove the whelping pen. They are feeding and peeing machines at the moment.

They had their first solid meal today and all of them tucked in……the mess was unbelievable.

Miss Purple and Spot decided to revel in the meal and rolled in it – oh what debauched pups they are.

There are some snippets of video – usual warnings on my ineptitude  as a videographer remain. Enjoy……

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After a full body feed

After a full body feed

Covered in lunch - vet bed needed emergency washing

Covered in lunch – vet bed needed emergency washing

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Miss BLue and Spot - Spot bags the plate.

Miss BLue and Spot – Spot bags the plate.

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On the hunt for more food……

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Beep po

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Manners maketh Spot….

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Sleep sitting up




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Day 19 – getting lively now

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Spot and Orange

 

Spot, Miss Purple and the Bis

Spot, Miss Purple and the Bis

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The Pups playing with my son

The Pups playing with my son

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Miss Blue

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The Bis and Spot playing

The Bis and Spot playing

Its a dogs life! Mr Spot having a yawn. The Bis thinks that tongue might be a teat - watch out spot!

Its a dogs life! Mr Spot having a yawn. The Bis thinks that tongue might be a teat – watch out spot!


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Spot, Miss Purple and the Bis

 

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Where’s the food
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The Bis in front of Miss Purple and Green

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Pretty girls Purple and Green

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Miss Purple and Green.




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