Getting SO grown-up! September 5
It's hard to believe it was only a few weeks ago that these guys could barely stand on all four paws! They're active and athletic now and enjoy playing with their siblings as well as chasing Aunt Buttercup. Their stamina has really developed and they often play for close to an hour before finding a nice cozy place to take a long nap (preferably on top of a soft brother or sister!)
We love playing outside! August 12
Cupcake's five little pupcakes are growing fat and healthy and strong. They love their Mommy so much! She gives them as much milk as they want and spends most of her time with them. They love to bounce around with Aunt Buttercup too - and she is so good with them! They have enjoyed playing outside in our beautiful late summer weather, and then taking long happy naps afterwards. This week they're having their first softened kibbles... and then getting baths!
Daisy - female, 3 lbs. 0 oz.
As the oldest sister, you might expect Daisy to be bossy. Instead this little buff girl (with white on her forehead and chest) has shown a very sweet spirit, and is one of our very best cuddlers. She stands up for herself if her brothers are teasing her, and is quite curious about the world around her. She loves playing with the kids or snuggling on the couch.
Poppy - female, 3 lbs. 5 oz.
Poppy may be the baby of the litter, but she's currently the biggest and the bossiest! She was the first to try munching on Mommy's kibbles, and is always head of the pack to try to escape from the whelping box or the basket. She is an adorable apricot with white markings, and her curiosity often sends us chasing after her.
Sunflower - female, 3 lbs. 4 oz.
Little Sunny is a beautiful buff girl (with white on her chest) who loves to play. She is one of the first to perk up when we peek into the whelping box in the morning, and will always try to climb out the door to follow Mommy. She gives awesome puppy kisses!
Oakley - male, 3 lbs. 3 oz.
Oakley is a favorite for his dramatic red-and-white coloring, and he's also a bit of a tease. He likes to pounce on whichever sibling is napping, with cute little growls and play barks. He also loves to snuggle, but is more likely to want to go exploring than stay on the couch.
Douglas - male, 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Douglas is our laid-back middle child, with medium apricot coloring and the sweetest little face! He loves to spend time with us, and will usually run right over to us when we call. He will plop right down and fall asleep on our laps.
Eyes are open, starting to toddle! August 2
All pups are toddling about a little, and we've heard our first little squeaky barks. They love their Mommy, but they're very curious about her kibble and will lick it if available! I have super grand plans to take cute awesome pictures, and then the puppies wiggle and ruin everything with their cuteness and antics! But here are a couple of each pup - we'll add more soon.
Daisy - female, 2 lbs. 2 oz.
Oakley - male, 2 lbs. 6 oz.
Douglas - male, 2 lbs. 4 oz.
Aunt Buttercup was very curious about this idea of puppies in a bowl!
Sunflower - female, 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Poppy - female, 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Names Chosen! July 16
Firstborn - female, Daisy, pale buff with white markings on head and chest (birth 8.2 oz, today 13.2)
Second born - male, Oakley, darkest red with white markings on head and chest (birth 6.4 oz, today 11.8)
Third to arrive - male, Douglas, apricot with white markings on chest (but not head) (birth 6.9 oz, today 12.5)
Fourth - female, Sunflower, pale buff with white markings on chest (but not head) (birth 6.7 oz, today 12.5)
Last but not least! - female, Poppy, apricot with white markings on head and chest (birth 8.1 oz, today 14.2)
Welcome little ones, July 11, 2019
We welcomed Cupcake's second litter with Nico with great joy! Labor and delivery progressed at a nice easy pace and all during the daytime (which is lovely for us humans!) Cupcake and her five "pupcakes" are doing great.