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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Off to Nationals

We're off to Ottawa tomorrow for the AAC national Agility Championships! A trip like this requires a lot of organization - we now have 5 dogs + 4 puppies, & we are only taking Boo & Cactus, so we have to farm out the rest of the dogs.

Bizzie & her pups are going to stay with a friend - they are quite a bit of work these days, keeping their pen clean is the biggest challenge! Hard to believe they will be 5 wks old tomorrow! They are such little livewires, they're hilarious to watch!

Blast is going to a boarding kennel where he will get lots of walks, etc. He's been there before, so I'm hoping it won't be too stressful for him. He seems more irritable since I put him on Propalin for his bladder problem, so I hope he's all right staying there by himself (last time Bizzie went with him)

Critter is going back to the breeder's home where she has a pet sitter looking after her animals.

So today is the day where all the dogs get delivered to their respective temporary homes, we have to pack everything for our trip. etc...

So wish us luck at Nationals - Boo hasn't had a lot of practice this summer, so not sure how well we'll do... and Cactus, well.... let's just hope she doesn't think the yellow will burn her feet!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What a difference a day makes!

Well, maybe a couple of days... the puppies are much more active now - their little personalities are starting to show. I clipped their nails yesterday - interesting how one puppy was happy to lay on her back & let me do her nails, the 3 others screamed & wiggled. I moved them to a bigger pen today to celebrate their 4 wk birthday!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Puppies are growing up!

These are the girls!

Well, the puppies are 3 wks old now. It's amazing how much they change in just a few days!

They can now walk on all fours, although they still stagger, tried eating from a saucer today for the first time, growl when you disturb them, & can scream pretty well when they want to eat!

These are the boys!

Bizzie is handling the whole experience really well although she did set one of them straight yesterday when they tried to eat from her dinner!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two weeks old!

The puppies are now 2 wks old - they have their eyes open now & are starting to move around more.

Here are the boys..

Getting weighed!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bizzie's Babes

Well, the puppies are gaining weight every day. Today was a milestone - the girls have their eyes open! They are 12 days old now! The "big- boned girl" is the most active of the pups so far, she is almost a pound now! The others are only a couple of ounces behind.

Bizzie is a happy little mom - although she's wanting to stay out of the pen a little more to visit with me i.e. cuddle on my knee! She's getting her girlish figure back now.

Here are the girls - I think they have really interesting
colour markings!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Baby Face!

Eyes not open yet, but getting pigment in their little noses!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

One week old!

Well the puppies are now 1 wk old! Bizzie is proving to be a good mum & everyone seems healthy. The pups are now between 8 & 11.5 oz. I've been experimenting with the whole whelping box set up. One of the puppies keeps getting over the side of the bed, which surprised me - they still don't even have their eyes open! Bizzie has settled down now & doesn't mind when I pick up her babies. (At first she didn't want anyone messing with her kids!)