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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Well the pups are now 7 weeks old. They have discovered that being outside is simply the best. The yard is full of very interesting things like grass and bugs and birds and the best thing of all...DIRT. They also discovered that dirt is extremely fun to dig in. The pups love the Little Tikes playsets and play hide and seek all the time. We emptied the doggie pool for safety reasons, much to Andy, Mitzy and Nuala dismay. Cathal doesn't mind. He would rather go sit in the dry pool instead of when it is full of water. Andy loves showing the pool to the kids.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
My how time does fly. The pups will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. They have grown so much and are such a joy. They made their first trip outside today and they really had a great time. They loved the castle and enjoyed sliding down the slide. Mitzy and Andy joined them in their romp and brought toys over to them to play with. Andy was trying to show them the pool, we had to explain to him that they were too young for that yet. He was so good with the "kids". I think both he and Mitzy will miss them when they leave. The whelping box was removed from the puppy room, so they have more space to wrestle. They are all eating very well and Mitzy is spending less and less time with them. Their personallities are really starting to come. They have met their potential families and they all agree that they are all very nice people. They can't wait to see them again!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ailchu was the first back in the whelping box. Now they are all in and out, much to mother Mitzy's dismay. The whelping box will be removed and Mitzy will only be with them in the evening as we continue to wean the pups. They love their new food, but they still like to snack with Mom.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Love to you all!
PS. We are 4 weeks old today...Happy One Month Birthday to us!
Friday, June 12, 2009
We would really like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! We are sending you lots of puppy kisses.
If we were there...
Aindreas would have sang a birthday song....
So the puppies tried formula for the first time this Monday. They found it to be very yummy! A little messy, but uuummm good. Before long they will be eating real puppy food. They are starting to develop their personalities. They still have a way to go before their true personalities come forth, but we are already seeing small tidbits of what is to come. And TEETH, they have teeth, soon to be sharp little teeth. They now have three new toys besides Mr. Ducky. A ball, a crackle rattle and a stuffed barbell toy. They like to climb on each other and pull the toys around. Mitzy is not tired of them yet. She is still being a wonderful, caring mother. Three weeks starts what is called the “First Fear Period” that the pups will go through. Though we are introducing them to new stimuli, we will be very careful not to do anything that will cause them pain or fear that will hold over to when they become adults. This means no vaccinations or microchips during this two week period.
We have made it to week three and now we can meet new people. We have had such an exciting weekend and week. We have meet some really nice people! We have had such an exciting weekend. These pictures are of us on our first trip out of the whelping box. Wow, is the living room a great place to visit! We are all becoming adventurers now that we are starting to walk.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Now that we are getting big and strong we are really starting to play. Here is a video of us romping around the whelping box.
(it's not that great and the music you hear in the video is the radio...the pups are still listening to classical)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
As you can see in the individual puppy photos, all the pups have their eyes open. They are all standing and walking around the whelping box. They can bark and growl and they have started mouthing each other. Every day they will progress and develop more personality. Some time after they turn 3 weeks, I will introduce them to formula and rice cereal. They will still nurse, but we will begin adding the gruel to start them on the weaning process. They are all very content little puppies. They hardly make a sound....yet! I know that will change soon. LOL. After they turn 3 weeks, they will be allowed limited visitations. They seem to be very accepting of people and love to be held and cuddled.
I am Ailchu and I was the last born. I look a lot like my sister, we could almost be twins, but I am a lot bigger. I am strong and can walk around the whelping box. I can bark and make little Stafford noises. My favorite food is Mom's milk, but I think next week we are going to try some formula with rice cereal. Yummy! My name is pronounced El khu.
Aisling here! and I am the little princess of the litter. My big brothers protect me, but since I'm small, I can sneak in and nurse easier than they can. I am so cute and petite. I was the first one to fully open my eyes, so I think that makes me smarter than my brothers. I was also the first to wag my tail. You can pronounce my name like this: ASH leeng.
My name is Aimherghin and I am the third born son. I am the only puppy with a white leg and I also have a black spot on my belly. My humans call it the push start button. I'm the pup that is laying in Melania's hands in the first photo. I like to snuggle and give kisses. My name is pronounced AV er yin.