Sunday, July 29, 2012

6 weeks

The puppies are all doing really well and growing up far too fast. 

Our days are spent taking them out into the yard as much as possible, feeding several meals a day, and attempting to teach them how to drink out of a bowl.  They are almost entirely litter box trained and although we have to clean up the odd mess they are very smart and clean puppies. 

We've had lots of wonderful visitors and hopefully it will translate into very happy, confident, and social puppies. 

Tonight I had them out just as the sun was going down.  It's been hot so early in the morning and in the evening have worked the best for letting them play.  I managed to get a few pictures before we lost all of our light.  They are so hard to take pictures of, everything is done at full speed, and the minute you sit down they are in your lap or chewing on your pants!

Their personalities are definitely starting to come through, and i'm seeing more and more glimpses into who they are going to be. 

Our little girl who I am calling "Kismet" at the moment.  She still gets "Squeak" and more often than not "little girl", "girlie" and "girlie-girl"
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She already loves to pose for the camera and believes the world revolves entirely around HER.  She's right.  It does.
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This is "Spot".  He is impossible to get pictures of and is a complete hellion.  Can you see mischief written all over his face?  He can be plain bad!
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I also should have had my zoom lens on, I would have had better luck getting this shot.  
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Mr. Chunk.  He's huge.  His body is big.  His paws are big.  He's just plain BIG.  He's also full of attitude and is in complete love with Zoey.  Truth be told...Zoey thinks hes pretty swell too although she'd never admit it.
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Our little guy who I'm having a horrible time getting a picture of.  I'm in complete love with his head, overall type, and extremely sweet easy going temperament.  Still not the best picture of him.  I tried forever to get a good one of him tonight.
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And last but not least "Super Bill".  He is going to end up being the sweetest little guy.  He adores people and is the first one in your lap.  He's also not shy about rough housing with his brothers, and cuddling with his sister. He also seems to enjoy posing for the camera!
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I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  I can't believe mine is over.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A little girl full of life

Our little girlie is doing very well these days.  It seems impossible, but she is becoming full of life and spunk. It didn't seem very long ago that we were supplementing her around the clock.  In fact I'm pretty sure i'm still sleep deprived over it! 

She is starting to play, and get a mouth full of teeth.  She is still developmentally behind her brothers but if she continues on the same path it won't be long until she catches up. 

Needless to say I'm head over heels in love... How can I not be? 

She will be staying here until we're sure that she is well on her way to living a normal healthy life.  Hopefully when that happens, the right home (close to us and where we can see her often!)will come along, and she will be completely adored and spoiled rotten. 

We had a special visitor come over and help take some photos last night.  She even helped me bath some very stinky puppies.  Thank you so much for your help Jen! 

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Friday evening was a big night for our little guys.  They adventured for the first time outside.  I setup a small matted area on our back deck for now.  They've been spending some time outside this weekend and are starting to become more comfortable. 

This series was posted on Facebook this weekend, sorry to those who have seen them already.  Needless to say I think she enjoyed her first trip outside. 

I see you ball!
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Do you smell good?
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I'm going to get you! *winding up*
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Rawr!
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Our little girl is desperate need of a proper name.  Any suggestions for a very feisty little girl who beat the odds?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario Speciality - June 24, 2012

Five little reasons have been keeping me very busy.  So busy that I've been slow sharing some photos from the annual Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario show in June.

This year was a very different for me.  With the puppies being born just a week before, I was lucky that I made it there for half of the day.  Normally I am around to help setup and get things organized. This year.. not so much.  I was sleep deprived but thrilled that Rob was able to look after the babies (including feeding a little girl every two hours) while I took off for the afternoon. 

I even managed to bath Sadie and show her in the 12-18 month bitch class.  Sadie surprised me by taking 3rd place in her class of 7 or 8 (I can't remember right this minute).  I've been in no hurry to start showing her, she has been very slow to mature and I did not welcome her into our crew as a show prospect.  I was more interested in her pedigree, overall health history, and structure.  It is taking some time but she is coming a long very nicely.  We may venture out to a few shows this summer and fall. 

I had Sadie's picture taken by Neil Kinnear and Lesley Chung at the show for Sadie's other Mom.  If you visit the link you can see some other photos taken that day.  Most of the time Sadie lives with a good friend of mine and has the very serious job of welcoming visitors into her Quilting Shop.  Sadie loves her job!

Our Say-deedee
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The rest of the photos were taken in the Specials class and the puppies who competed for Best Puppy.  I was lucky to get so many good ones to choose from.  It was a beautiful day for picture taking. 

 Here are my best shots of the day.

Smiling in the heat
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Beautiful ruby boy
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Happy happy!
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It's show time!
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Will work for yummy treats!
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More puppy pictures coming soon...

Little girl is doing very well and we need to think of a name for her as she has made it clear she will be sticking around for awhile.  I will update with more details on the gang later in the week. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

3 weeks old

To say things have been crazy here is an understatement.

They have been INSANE.

I started a new work contract, made two whirlwind trips to NY State and back, all while making sure a little wee girl is fed as much as we possibly can.  I'm so fortunate to have a sister who doesn't mind staying over and looking after everyone as well as I do. She still isn't doing as well as her brothers but she is gaining weight, LOVES to eat, and is is completely adorable.

I finally managed to take some pictures tonight.  Everyone got a few pictures done except for the little girl.  She had just eaten and was far too sleepy for any picture taking nonsense.  The more she sleeps the better her growth..so we'll let her sleep.  I'll try again later.  . 

Our little babies are figuring out how to be dogs.  We're starting to hear little growls from the whelping box, teeth are just beginning to poke through, and that gang of boys are contemplating becoming escape artists.  It won't be long until they make a break for the freedom outside of their box.

Only Molly and the babies have had time for lazing around!
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Our handsome fella's
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