Growing fast..

snuggled up with the toys

snuggled up with the toys

These puppies are record breakers in this house; I now totally understand why having half as many offspring is a biological advantage – they are growing twice as fast!  Luna is the most brilliant mother, constantly feeding, cleaning and cuddling her puppies.

 

Another little snack

Another little snack

 

 

 

Luna gets rather hot in the bed, so despite having lots of comfy bedding for her and the pups to sleep on, she would rather push it to one side and sit on the paper to feed.

 

This has resulted in the puppies being snuggled up into, or up onto the bedding – ready to go off and explore the world?  Not just yet..

surfing the bedding

surfing the bedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a few visitors, despite the fact that they are not very interesting at the moment.  They really do a good impression of guinea pigs – they are the right size, nice and smooth and silky and they even squeak and grunt (although they do occasionally bark as well!)

Hello, pleased to meet you

Hello, pleased to meet you

I have realised with these puppies in particular, that handling them from such an early age is really important in making them familiar with people of all different shapes and sizes.

 

 

 

 

snuggling in

snuggling in

 

Even though they can’t see or hear yet, dogs are so reliant on smell that they do know when they are being held by someone and whether that person is familiar or unfamiliar.  They already ‘snuggle in’ and it is so nice when they do 🙂

 

 

 

 

Finally this week, I wanted to share a montage I’ve made from recent pictures of the last litter, with their parents.  This picture shows mum, dad and the five princesses.  Aren’t they beautiful?  You can see the family likenesses and how much they are all enjoying life.  Makes me very proud.

A whole family!

A whole family!

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New Arrivals

Lined up at the milk bar

Lined up at the milk bar

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of Luna’s second litter, once again to the gorgeous Delicious Chocolate Sundae (Oz).  They arrived on Thursday 20th November.  Two girls and two boys, all big and healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

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The daily weigh-in

The puppies are weighed at birth and then monitored daily for the first few weeks.  This puppy is one of the biggest my girls have produced.  They all put on around 60g in the first day – pretty impressive work from Luna!

Aren't I clever?

Aren’t I clever?

Luna is such a proud mother. She really loves her babies and is so pleased to show them off.  She doesn’t mind visitors (grown-ups only at this stage) but they need to be respectful – she watches carefully to see what is going on.

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Cuddling up to the toys

 

Luna brought these toys up from downstairs; she likes to make sure that her babies have something to cuddle up to.  Since these are Busy’s toys I had to go and buy some new ones today!

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Ever-attentive mother

 

 

 

Luna looks after her babies so well, making sure they are kept clean, although this can be quite a challenge!

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pink toes peeping

So gorgeous – couldn’t you just eat them up?

PLEASE NOTE:  Visitors are needed regularly for the next eight weeks, so I shall expect to see everyone I know at least once!  Children are especially welcome once they are a few weeks old (they’re boring until then) and will be required to cuddle and play with them as much as possible.  Cake is usually available.  Please make sure you get in touch to arrange your visit(s)?