Ready to go Home! 2-17-16
All of the puppies are 8 weeks old and ready to join their new families! They had a good visit at the vet yesterday and were very brave. (The vet actually commented on this - not a single pup squeaked when they got their shots!) We're so pleased to have found such wonderful families for each of these special little puppies! And I love knowing their new names - I'm sure you'll agree there are some great ones here!
Snow Day! 1-16-16
Today was a perfect day for a puppy spa! All the pups had baths, practice being brushed, and then of course, a photo shoot!
Donner weighed in today at 2 pounds, 3.4 ounces. He was the most relaxed of all the pups during bath time and didn't even squeak when I hit a few tangles while brushing him out. His sleek coat is starting to develop some nice wave and he's a very handsome fellow with his conservative white spot. Donner has the orange collar.
Blitzen is still the smallest pup of the litter, but at 2 pounds, 0.5 ounces, she's not far behind her siblings. She put up with the grooming but was rather doleful about the operation. Her coat has almost a crimped appearance so we expect some nice curls from her. Blitzen wears a black collar.
Dasher is dashing as ever in his red collar. He weighs 2 pounds, 2.6 ounces and his silky coat is starting to turn into a nice wave. Dasher was pretty relaxed during his bath but seems to be one of the more alert puppies; when I come into view he's often one of the first to look up at me.
Rudolph has taken the lead (in weight, that is!) He is just a nose ahead of his siblings at 2 pounds, 4.8 ounces. He didn't approve of his bath at all and stayed quite stiff the entire time. He's got good abs! He relaxed once the water stopped running though :-) Rudolph sports a blue collar.
Prancer is our second-heaviest pup at 2 pounds, 3.5 ounces. They say black is slimming and with her glossy coat she doesn't look as big as some of her siblings. Prancer is our little explorer - this morning I found that she had escaped the whelping box and was prancing around the room with the big dogs! The camera failed to capture the twinkle in her eyes during the photo shoot. Prancer has a purple collar.
Comet is another dainty little girl at 2 pounds, 1.1 ounces. She has the smoothest coat of the litter but it will likely wave as she gets older. Her cute teddy bear face is hard to resist; but she really needed a bath so the puppy-dog eyes she was giving me didn't work for her this time. Comet wears a green collar.
Dancer is last but not least at 2 pounds, 2.5 ounces. She's a spunky one and was verbally annoyed with me about her bath. She didn't resist, but there was definitely some complaining. Even her bath couldn't wash the "milk mustache" off her cute little face - the white smudge really helps define the shape of her face! Dancer has a teal collar.
Happy New Year! We'd like you to meet the pups! 1-1-16
Donner: The biggest of the litter, Donner is a black male with a white soul patch and tiny touches of white on his chest and paws. Donner has a sleek coat and will not be as curly as some of his siblings.
Blitzen: Our smallest pup in this litter, Blitzen is a very curly buff female. The white star on her head and her white chest are a nice contrast to her pale apricot coat.
Dasher: This handsome young fellow has a lot of white markings. Dasher's paws, chin, and chest are bright white and a nice contrast to his glossy black coat.
Comet: This lovely red female has a smooth coat that will turn wavy as she gets older. The honey highlights in Comet's coat show up really well in these photos!
Dancer: This colorful, curly female is a beautiful tri-color who is a little camera shy, so it was difficult to capture the generous brown highlights on her paws and tail. Dancer also has a playful splash of white on her nose and on the tips of her paws.
Rudolph: Though not quite the biggest pup, this dark apricot male is a nice sturdy fellow. The white on Rudolph's paws and the blaze up his face are a nice contrast to his smooth red coat.
Prancer: Last but not least, this pretty little black female has a delicate smattering of white on her paws, white on her chest, and a nice symmetrical white chin. Though it's hard to see in the photos, Prancer also has brown highlights on her legs. She's a chatty puppy and likes to vocalize while we're handling her.
Hanna's Pups Have Arrived, Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hanna is a first-time mom but you'd never know it! She's supervising her newborns very attentively. What a great Christmas present for our home!