Archive for November, 2011

Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 6 Weeks

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We were busy with puppies of course but definitely took time out for a yummy family meal!!  🙂

Our puppies are pretty much well onto their way to being totally weaned.  They have sharp little puppy teeth, not all totally in yet, but quite a few are there so Bella is winding down nursing her babies.  It takes her a few short minutes to nurse and then she just hangs out and has fun playing with the crew.  The puppies pull on her beard or chew on her tail, but she’s so mellow about it and just takes it all in stride.

This week they’ll see our vet for their first check up and vaccinations and they’ll be microchipped as well.  We gave them their first baths this morning.  They all loved the bath part, but the blow dryer was a tad scarier with the noise and all.  All in all, they were pretty good with it though! 🙂  Mary will be back for more classes this week so we have a full schedule planned for the next several days…..

Here are our first Christmas-themed photos of the puppies…….have a great week everyone!

"Tilly" cream girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

Pink Cream Girl

 

Red Cream Boy

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

Green Iced Caramel Boy

More pics …….

 

Playing with blocks !! Smart pupper !!

 

Denny hanging out with his new little friend !!

 

Is somebody getting coal in his Christmas stocking ???

 

Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 5 Weeks

Our puppies have been busy learning lots of new things this week!  We’re talking intro to housetraining “101,” moving through the weaning process and beginning puppy preschool lessons for starters. Whew!  Bella’s also teaching the “kids” discipline when playtime gets a little rough.  She corrects with a gentle growl or nudge.  Hmm…..sound familiar to all you Moms out there??? 🙂

We have pics of our trainer working with the puppies which are so darn cute!  Mary is very impressed with our students!!   The pups are all so eager to learn and experience new things at this age…they are all little tail waggers loving lots of praises and kisses for a job well done!  🙂

Hope everyone has a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!!!  We’ve lots to be thankful for….starting with these six little beauties!!  🙂

Here we are ……

Pink Cream Girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Green Iced Caramel Boy

 

Red Cream Boy

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

More pics of the week……

"SRO" at the milk bar now !

 

Tilly's claimed this bed as hers

 

Oh this is fun !!

 

Mary mixes in lots of love with her puppy lessons !!

 

Problem solving .....

 

Great curiosity....no fear here !!

 

Submissive Positioning Exercise

 

Motion Exercises ~ Getting Ready for Car Riding !

 

Early Sitting ~ Using goat's milk for a treat! Great job buddy!

 

Learning command of "let's go!!" What a smart pupper !!

 

More problem solving..."I can figure this out myself !!"

 

No fear of obstacles here !!

 

"For my training treat, I'm a PB man !! "

 

"Ok....I can solve this issue !"

 

 

 

Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 4 Weeks

At 4 weeks, we’ve lots of neat things going on with our puppies these days!  First, we’ve started housetraining them beginning on puppy wee pads, and they’re definitely “getting it!!  Yay!  This week, we’ll start to wean them on puppy gruel which the babies always find yummy.  Until they get the hang of eating this type food, they’ll look more like they’re taking baths in it rather than eating much of it.  Bella will help clean up little puppy faces and such….just like a good Mom does! 🙂  She’ll keep nursing them in between their 3 feedings a day of this new food and will still spend lots of time with them.

Time for Puppy Preschool to begin!!  Our professional dog trainer, Mary, will start working with the pups this week which is so-o-o exciting!!  For starters, she’ll use goats milk to lure them into a sitting position and will do many more special exercises with them with each lesson.  They are very eager to learn at this age, and I can tell they are very smart puppies already!!!

The babies are doing more play-wrestling, barking and vocalizing with each other.  We’ve introduced them to a variety of toys to keep playtime fun and interesting.  They LOVE the play gym we have in their area….they especially like to bat at the hanging toys and chew on the different rattles.  🙂

I think in these pics at week 4 you can really tell how fast they’re growing!!  Thanks for taking a peek at our sweet babies!!  🙂  Have a great week everyone!

Green Iced Caramel Boy

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

Red Cream Boy

 

Pink Cream Girl

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

More pics of the week ………

"Can we all fit in here at the milk bar??"

 

Two mischievious puppies talking over their "plan of escape"

 

Ok, ready, set, go.....we're outta here !

 

Hey you guys!!! I'm here...pay some attention to me !!

Bella x Mel Puppies ~ 3 Weeks

Here we are at 3-weeks already!  Our puppies are reaching milestones like crazy, just starting their “toddler period” now.  Eyes are open and they can see some movement and detect light and dark.  They can also hear, moving their heads towards the sound of my voice.  They’re practicing walking and getting the hang of it pretty well!  Oh and their play time is just the funniest…..REALLY cute now to see them pawing and mouthing one another.  We cut their nails this morning and everyone was so brave!  They don’t mind having their feet touched at all which is great!  Love, love, love giving kisses to those squishy little faces of our babies too.   It’s so hard to get any work done around the house as cuddling them is SO much more fun!! 🙂

Wasn’t gaining that hour this weekend so cool.  We all slept in a bit this morning…. having those extra 60 minutes was just wonderful!  Have a great week……thanks so much for watching our puppies grow up! 🙂

Green Iced Caramel Boy

 

Red Cream Boy

 

White Ribbon Chocolate Boy

 

Pink Cream Girl

 

"Tilly" Cream Girl

 

Yellow Chocolate Girl

 

THIS WEEK’S PHOTOS FROM THE “PUP-A-RAZZI”

"I'm SO bored....my buds are all sleeping"

 

"Still bored...wish they'd wake up and play !!"

 

"Play time's over ~ Hello nap time !"

 

"Don't you just love snuggle time !!"