Monday, May 30, 2016

A vet check and the last days

We are really trying to enjoy our last days with the puppies.  Some of them have already gone to their forever homes, while the others are savoring lots of one-one attention from the Bleeker/Franken kids!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

6+ weeks

The puppies are 6 1/2 weeks and are starting to get really quick.  We find ourselves constantly counting to 9!  They have also outgrown their whelping collars.  The kids are very good at telling them apart, so if there is ever a question, I ask them.  Their coloring and size varies just enough that there is some distinction.  

 Charlie and Will
 Charlie and Stella 

 It was a beautiful night to play with puppies and play in the water!  
 The two girls on the left and the little boy on the right are three of JJ and Robyn's kids.  The two in the middle are our girls.  When one of the dogs has puppies, these kids spend LOTS of time together!  Lots of bike rides between the two houses take place!    



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Treasuring our Time

We are really trying to treasure our last couple weeks with the puppies.  This is the point, where I have to remind our kids that we can't get too attached!  They are begin to develop their own personalities and they become increasingly more fun!  They are starting to let out little barks and growls, which the kids think is hilarious. They are also chewing and tugging, and pouncing and doing all the cute puppy things.  Labs are such social dogs, and you can tell that when they are puppies already.  I saw this on Facebook last night, and thought they are all so true and such good reminders!  Because labs are such social dogs, they can often take SO much time and energy.  Many of you already know that because you have already owned a lab.  Therefore, you also know that the time and energy labs take, is so, so worth it!!!!