Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bye Bye Kellee and Gracie

Bye bye kisses and hugs to Natural who is now called Kellee and to Purple who is now called Gracie. Love you both. Mama Audrey wants you two to be good little puppies and to grow up well - make her proud!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mugshots or Headshots

Here are head on shots of the pups in their eleventh week.
Starting upper left (on top row are all the males), Green, Blank and Blue. Bottom row, middle it's Purple with the huge eyes and then Pink. The puppy behind the grate is Pink by the way.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Artful Westies

Gouache effect. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Little Blue

Little Boy Blue come blow your horn. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Brother and Sister Bonding

Blue is on the left and pink on the right. They seem to enjoy each other's company even when they were little.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Puppies resting after yesterday's excitement

Purple to the left and natural to the right. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ears are painted

Pink stood here posing for a while. Purple came and went. Purple is on the left. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Milestones

The puppies are now 8 weeks and 2 days old.

Let's recap what they have been learning so far:

1.  It's nice to sleep in a crate.
2.  Loud noises are okay - nothing to be afraid of.
3.  We should all play nice and biting down hard hurts. (They teach each other this one.)
4.  When a human hand feeds you morsels, a soft mouth is important.
5.  "Come" means go over to that nice person who is calling you because you are going to get a treat.
6.  One goes "outside", or at least somewhere else than living space, to relieve oneself. (We will be using real sod in the potty area so they know what the "final substrate" should be.)
7.  Only chew on toys - plastic and stuffies.
8.  Mom WILL discipline if you do not behave. Audrey is a great mom.
9.  Medicine (pyrantal pomoate for deworming - at ages 4 - 6 - 8 weeks), is a necessary evil. Bleh!
10.  People come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and races. The ones who have visited are all nice.
11. Stewed veggies with turkey, beef, or other meats taste good and are good for health. Especially the veggies.
12.  Play hard and drink a lot of water.
13.  Pose at all times when a camera is pointing. (Not really.)

What they will be learning next:

1.  That itchy thing around the neck is a collar and it's okay. The leash attached to that is for safety and is okay.
2.  Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and that's okay. They will meet a couple of dogs who I know are safe.
3.  A long car ride is fun. Sleep through it. (I want to get them used to car rides and not get car sick.)



Naptime

They are done with their lunch. They played and were ready for a nap when I came along and accidentally woke them up.