Sunday, December 29, 2013

Puppy pics

Taking over Ally's new dog bed


6 weeks old

Yesterday evening, a friend and I went over to Sandy's house to visit the pups.  They are engaging, outgoing, rambunctious puppies who are thoroughly enjoying life and all the attention they are getting.  Plans are for Riley to move back over to my house to see if she is willing to help nurse Juliette's pups since Juliette has not had adequate milk.  Sandy did a great job last week keeping the pups' weight gain under 1 1/2 lbs.  Twister weighs in at 9 lbs 7 oz and Stormy weighs 9 lbs 4 oz.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Puppy pics


Stormy with a prize

Puppy wrestling

Handsome Twister

Puppy wrestling with a sheltie referee
The game continues
Stormy on the prowl

Stormy playing with Ally

Sunday, December 22, 2013

5 weeks old

Twister weighed in at 8 lbs 2 oz and Stormy weighed 8 lbs 1 oz.  Twister has been the athletic pup who is climbing over the half gate. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Riley and the pups moved over the house of Riley's caretaker last Sunday and are doing great.  Sandy recently retired so the pups have her undivided attention.  Yesterday it was warm enough for the pups to have their first outside experience.  Sandy's sheltie Ally is slowing warming up to the fuzzballs who invaded her house.  Sandy shared the following pics
Ally surveying the activities

First outside adventure




My favorite pic of the set

Sunday, December 15, 2013

More puppy pics

Twister on left, Stormy on right


Silly Stormy

Sleeping pup

Puppy cuddles with Stormy

Adventures in living room

My German shepherd Auntie Tacara supervising

Twister and Tacara

Yuma and great grand pup Twister

Half sister Carly and Stormy

Twister playing with the big dogs

Tunnel fun with a close up of Carly's whiskers adding an interesting effect

Twister coming out of the tunnel

Stormy on the slide
Stormy on quilt
Stormy tugging at comforter

4 weeks old

4 weeks old and FINALLY coming to life.  Big pups are typically a week behind developmentally.  Stormy weighs 6 lbs 6 oz and Twister 6 lbs 8 oz.  Weight gains are starting to slow down and we are gradually transitioning the pups to solid food.  Canned food was a hit earlier this week and no complaints were voiced today at soaked kibble.  The pups have a full set of baby teeth and are nursing standing up - Riley is still being very tolerant.  Although Riley wasn't keen on the idea, I started letting the other adult dogs around the pups.  While I was at work, I have left a radio on and we have been making lots of extra noise around the pups while good things are happening like cuddles and nursing.  This weekend, the pups had their first adventure in the living room and did very well.  So early socialization is in full mode.  Riley and the pups are moving over to the home of Riley's breeder caretaker to allow Sandy to have some quality puppy time, but we also allow me to get ready for Juliette's whelp next weekend. 
Twister nice and cozy

Acting like big pups, nursing standing up
Rumbles on Riley

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Puppy close ups




Twister's back feet

3 week puppy pics

Twister & Riley

Mouth wrestling

More sparing

Twister using Riley as a pillow

Stormy getting some lap time

It is very easy to get Stormy to relax and cradle

Waking up

Chewing on her paws

All done!