Thursday, February 15, 2018

6 Weeks old!

The Boys

The Girls
It's hard to believe this rowdy bunch is already 6 weeks old. In another week they'll start heading home, but for the meantime we'll enjoy the time we have with them.  They are full energy by now, and it's hard to keep up with them.  The kids still enjoy taking them in the house and playing with them every minute we're home! 
 The pups also had the privilege of getting their first scent of real birds this past weekend. We had the opportunity to hunt a preserve in South Dakota so we had plenty of dead birds to play with. Although the weather hasn't been great for getting pups outside because it's been too cold, they were able to enjoy being outside for a few minutes. Here's a pictures of a couple of them.  One things for certain already, it didn't take them long to become extremely interested in that new bird smell!   Once you pulled the pup away from the bird their instinct was to turn right back around and go back to it, and some even tried to get the bird in their mouths.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

4 weeks Old

A lot changes from week to week with these little guys.  Last week they were barely wobbling around the whelping box, and now they're running around and getting hard to keep up with.   We started them on solid food this week, and they continue grow.  They are some great looking pups! I can't get over how square they already are.  Going to be some nice looking dogs!   Of course the kids are still taking them in the house every chance they get, and one even got to snuggle in bed with Ev!  Its hard to believe 4 weeks has past already, and in only a few weeks they will be starting to head home.  We look forward to the last few weeks we have with them, and watching their personalities start to shine! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The pups will be three weeks old tomorrow, and they're as adorable as ever. They are becoming more alert and aware of their surroundings by the day.  With snow a snow day on Monday due to 12 plus inches of snow and 40 mph hour winds, the kids had an extra long weekend to play with the pups.  Most days are spent running back and forth from the garage to the house with a different puppy in hand!  We're almost half way through our time with this litter of puppies which is kind of bitter sweet. We know that they've got great homes anxiously awaiting their arrivals, but this is the stage that they are so much fun to spend time with.  Talk to us in about 3 weeks and maybe our minds will change, but right now we're definitely not ready for them to go home quite yet! 

Monday, January 15, 2018

 You know you've got a good life when you have wrinkles on your forehead, and you just don't have a care in the world.  The puppies have grown substantially in the last week, and although they are pretty inactive, this is such a fun stage. If you love fuzzy and cuddly, this is the best stage. We've enjoyed taking the pups in the house, and the kids love holding them every chance they get.   There aren't too many moments that go by that they aren't asking to hold them, and to be honest there are plenty of moments when they sneak out in the garage and cuddle with the pups even without permission.   Their eyes aren't quite open yet, but it will only be a couple of days before that happens.  It seems like forever ago that we had puppies around (reality is its only been since September) but the consensus is that this NEVER GETS OLD!