November 28, 2008

Bag Dragging

I have an empty dog food bag in the garage where the puppies play.  It makes lots of noise when they walk on it and that's why I have it there.
As you can see, bag dragging is a new sport and even Aunt Miikka goes to see what's going on.
We play in the garage twice a day and have a grand time.
I have Red on my lap sleeping as I'm typing this, so pups are getting individual attention as well.

November 26, 2008

Too cute

They just keep getting cuter and cuter.

November 24, 2008

New Condo

Pups like to crowd around my feet lots...and chew my slippers.

First taste of bumpers.

Having fun in the garage.

New digs.  Pups now have a "play" area and a "potty box".  They have figured out the potty box remarkably fast and have only had two accidents in the play area.

November 20, 2008

First meal

Pups had their first meal yesterday and they dove right in!

They are now getting 3 meals a day as Darbi decreases how often she nurses.  The little guys have teeth now, so she is becoming less interested in feeding them as often, and I can't say as if I blame her.

November 19, 2008

Getting busy here.

I was away at a conference for a couple days and my parents were kind enough to move in to baby-sit the pups!  
Pups are now very active when they are not sleeping or nursing.  They are playing with each other, growling, barking and having an all out good time.
Even though their eyes opened a while back, they can now "see" and come over to greet me when I come in the room.
I am going to start weaning them today with ACANA large breed puppy that will be soaked in water.  It will take a few days for them to get the picture that food is to eat, and not to sit in.  I believe in gradual weaning and will let Darbi dictate how fast it goes.  Darbi is having a hard time keeping weight on right now though as she is putting out lots of milk for the little guys and she is up to over 12 cups a day of ACANA Sport.
As you can also see, pups are thinking about what is going on outside the whelping box and I will change them to a "puppy play area" with potty box in the next day or two.

November 14, 2008

Been awhile

I know it's been a couple days, so here are some pictures and a couple videos to fill the void.

The pups are now play fighting with each other and becoming much more active.


More video

November 12, 2008


My camera batteries died.  I need to get new ones tomorrow.

Pups are ALL in the big puppy collars now.

Cutest thing to happen so far...

When I was scratching Green's chest today, his little back leg started thumping.  They are sure growing up fast!

November 10, 2008

I'm a big boy now

Orange boy is the first pup to "graduate" to the larger sized collar.

November 8, 2008


A friend came over tonight and took some pictures of the pups for me with her fancy camera.  

Here are the two girls.

Green boy fast asleep.

Blue boy

The two girls again.

November 6, 2008

New legs

Blue was trying out his new legs tonight.

All pups are now 3 pounds, give or take an ounce.

Happy Birthday!

Seems like yesterday.
A big Happy One Year Old Birthday to all the Shaq x Miikka puppies.
My, how time flies!
All 7 pups are doing fantastic.
Happy Birthday to:
Eider in BC
Rosco in Saskatchewan
Lili in Alberta
Mattie in Alberta
Maggie in Alberta
Nike in Alberta
Dottie in Alberta

November 5, 2008

Eat, sleep, eat, sleep.

Pups are 13 days old.

Most exciting news is that their eyes started opening today and they are trying their legs out at standing a little bit.  These pups are SO shiny and SO healthy.

November 3, 2008

Mother-Daughter Hunt

Miikka and I went hunting today with Miikka's daughter Lili.  Not much luck in the bird department, but it was lots of fun.

November 2, 2008

More video

Poor little guy got bowled over.