Archive for October, 2011

Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 2 Weeks

Sure hope everyone fared well with the weird snowstorm we had this weekend.  That was just crazy wasn’t it.   We now have a new month I guess….”Snowtober!”  🙂  We all stayed warm and cozy though.  Bella LOVES the snow so she took some short romps, came in for a snack of apples (she’s an apple connoisseur), got dried off and went back to her momma duties!

Okay, now for PUPDATE time!  Our crew is growing by leaps and bounds and their roly-poly little tummies show it.  They’re getting more active now, attempting to get up and wobble walk.  Some of the puppies are starting to open their eyes too.  You can see this best in the photo of yellow chocolate girl this week.  Every now and then someone lets out a bold yippy bark, very very cute!  They all love their cuddles and kisses we give them….definitely the best part of our days!  Bella is venturing out of the nursery more often, wanting to check in with the rest of our family to see what’s going on!  🙂

Thanks so much for watching our puppies grow….Happy Halloween from all of us here!  Have a great week everyone and fingers crossed for no more snow until Christmas!!  We will add some more puppy photos and some beautiful snowscape photos taken around our home on our Facebook Page of Windsor Creek Labradoodles if anyone wants to take a peek.  🙂

Pink Cream Girl

 

Iced Caramel Boy

 

Red Cream Boy

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

More fun pics this week….

"Bella, you are SO festive with your pretty Halloween scarf"

 

"Total contentment!"

 

"Best snuggle buds"

 

"Doodle head-to-head dreamin' "

 

“Snowtober” homestead pics ………

Looking down our driveway

 

Beautiful fall leaves AND Snow....Gorgeous!

 

Poor little redbud tree !! Bring on Spring !!

 

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Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 1 Week

Happy 1st week birthday puppies!  Our new arrivals are doing just great as is proud momma Bella.  It’s incredible to see how pudgy our puppies have become in just this first week.  They’ve basically gained 1-2 ounces a day, just perfect!!  They don’t like their weigh-ins though, as they squirm and protest about them every time.  Watchful Bella just sits there and stares at me as if to say, “hurry up and get this done, my babies don’t like what you’re doing!!”  🙂

Puppy sense of smell and touch guide them to their mom to nurse.  Their eyes will open in about a week or so and then when ear canals open, they’ll slowly begin to respond to sudden or loud sounds.  We’ve begun doing the set of (5) “Super Dog” exercises with them which is basically early neurological stimulation.  These exercises increase their ability to learn, perform and handle stress.  Although they are so young, it’s amazing the important things you can do with them now to lay the foundation for raising a great puppy!!

We play classical music in the nursery, basically for Bella to mellow on.  New doodle moms prefer a quiet, calm environment.  In a week we’ll have the puppies listening to that CD as well as a special CD that contains “Sounds of Life” so they get used to a variety of life’s noises early on and are not fearful of them.  Later we’ll let them tune into the “oldies” and “top 40” to rock out!!  🙂

Thanks for checking in with us to see how we’re doing in our first week!  Happy Fall everyone!!!

First week “Baby” Pictures…… 

Green Iced Caramel Boy

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Pink Cream Girl

 

Red Cream Boy

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

"Pampered Bella ordered room service today"

 

"Seriously...this is comfortable? Guess so! "

 

"A group snooze !!"

 

 

 

Bella x Mel Puppies Arrived ~ October 16th

Hi everyone!!  There’s lots of excitement in Windsor these days!!   Bella’s babies arrived in the wee hours of Sunday morning 10/16.  We were blessed with 6 puppies, 3 handsome boys and 3 beautiful girls.  Our rainbow of colors are absolutely beautiful with 1 cream boy, 1 iced caramel boy and 1 chocolate boy.   Our girls’ colors consist of 2 cream girls and 1 chocolate girl.  We are over the top about this stunning litter of varied colors and genders.  Great job Bella and Mel!!  🙂

Bella’s labor began Saturday evening and continued through the night until her first puppy was born at 4 a.m.!  It only took her an hour and a half and wa-la….all puppies were born!  That is just incredible as many times puppy births take hours to complete.  She was such a trooper about the whole event too, being a first-time mom and all.   It took her and I the day to recuperate and get the nursery in order but we’re off and running today, getting our “second” wind!  Bella is such a wonderful mama.  She’s very attentive to her babies and when she hears any whimper, she’s right there in a flash to see who needs tended to….what a “super” mom she is!!

So to begin our first week with our puppies, we will be busy weighing them daily and taking special care to Bella’s needs as well as her babies.   The pups are nursing very well and basically their days and nights consist of eating and sleeping, what a life right??  We will post puppy pics and updates frequently.   It’ll be so much fun to see much they grow over the next few weeks and start to look like real little puppies!!!  🙂

Thanks to our families for being so patient in waiting for our precious puppies and to all for taking a first peek at our newborns today!  Have a great week everyone!  🙂

Introducing Bella and Mel’s Pride and Joy!

Green Iced Caramel Boy

 

Pink Cream Girl

 

Red Cream Boy

 

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

A couple more pics……..

"Oh what a bunch of snuggle bugs!"

 

"Here's our Proud Mama !"