Sunday, July 31, 2011

Checking out new digs!

Here are Bella and the pups checking out their new digs!  Exploring the new bed and getting a snack all at the same time.

Before & After...

As I mentioned in the previous post Henry and I expanded the whelping box, so the pups had more room to move around...  Here are some before and after pictures...



Experiencing the Outdoors...

On July 10th the pups got to experience their 1st afternoon outside with momma Bella, of course!  While they were enjoying the fresh air Henry and I were inside expanding their whelping box so they have more room to move around....

Reliving their 2nd puppyhood...

As we brought out some of the puppy toys, Astro and Zim were so excited to see new toys!!  Let's play with the new toys!!  Here are some pictures of Astro & Zim playing....



Ok...  Back on July 7th we had our 1st experience with puppy food...  Below are a few pictures of the pups after finishing their 1st feast!!  Life is rough!!!  Eating takes up a lot of energy! heehee


I'm gonna try to catch you all up!!

Hi all!

I know... I know...  I've been slacking on my blog...  Let me tell you these pups have been keeping us very, very busy!

It's hard to believe their 7 1/2 weeks old now!!

But first I have to back a few weeks to catch everyone up...  So be patient...



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Hi all!

Pups are all doing well and we survived the 4th of July!!  Here in Lakewood it's legal to have safe and sane fireworks.  But we ALWAYS have "those neighbors" who purchase the illegal kind and want to blow up the neighborhood!  Of course, this is also the week that we need to keep the puppies environment stable and quiet, as their ears are opening and their eyes are starting to focus more on things.  Even more importantly it's the 1st puppy fear stage and they tend to startle easily.

So, we had them in their room with the portable AC on all day and evening.  Their favorite radio station going... "The Wave" (soothing music) and momma Bella hanging out with them.  Well, let me tell you they must have looked at the calendar and realized it was a holiday because they were so loud and playing with each other!! It was so cute!

We took their 4th of July pictures... (see below)... and they got their 1st taste of puppy mush!!  What a way to celebrate!  They LOVED it!!

While the neighborhood sounded like a war zone with all of the fireworks, horns and cheers, Michelle (Henry's sister) and I hand fed them their 1st canned puppy food.  Oh my gosh!!  Their teeth are coming in and they were showing Michelle and I how well they can chomp!  We kept saying poor momma Bella...Those teeth are sharp.  At this time Bella was laying outside of the box taking a snooze, but every once in a while she would look up at us like, "yes they have teeth!"

So now the real work begins...Puppy mush = puppy poop!!  Which = more puppy laundry!! and more work for us!  Don't get me wrong we LOVE having puppies...It's just a lot of work and intermittent sleep.

So for are their 4th of July pictures!!