Saturday, June 18, 2011

The last to go...

Hi Everyone!  Well, it was a sad and happy day on Thursday.  Red Rover went to her forever family.  She spent 12 weeks with us so we were fortunate enough to get to know her the best out of all the pups.  Red and Bo became great pals especially in the last few weeks since she was the only pup left.  But she is going to the family that we were waiting for all this time.  They had recently lost one of their hunting labs named Hawkeye and I think she will fit right in.  I've said all along that she was the smartest pup and was going to be a great hunting dog,  you could just see it in her even this early.  I steered families that were just wanting a member of the family, a pet, away from her because she needed to become a hunting dog as well as a member of the family.  And I'm glad I did because she is exactly where she needed to be.
Here she is with her new family.  Don't they look like they're going to be happy together?  I think so.  Well, this part of our adventure is over.  It was sure fun!  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Last girl standing...

Hi Everyone!  Red Rover (named for the color of her collar) is the last puppy waiting to find her forever home.  She is truly the sweetest thing.  She gets along great with my other dogs.  She loves Bo.  They spend a lot of time together.  She's almost house and crate trained.  It's been great fun spending time with her.

Who could resist that face?  If you know anyone looking for a puppy, please contact me!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And then there was one...

Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to share with you the last pictures of the last four puppies.  The three boys went to their forever homes this past weekend.  So now, there's only one girl left.  Which actually surprises me.  I would have thought she'd have gone first.  She is so smart!  She's going to make an amazing hunter.  But none of the people who took home the other puppies seem to be hunters, so maybe that's why she's still with me.  I took her to the vet yesterday to get her second set of shots and the vet was so impressed with her.  She just sat on the table and didn't need to be held while he cut her nails and looked her over.  The vet said if he didn't already have three at home he would have bought her.  So I'm confident we'll find her the right home.
 It looks like the second puppy is having quite the serious conversation with the one next to him.

 This is the little girl that's left.  She's so sweet and smart.  She's been pointing at the cats and then pouncing next to them to make them run.
 This nice family took home my largest boy.  The one that I called Mr. Green Jeans or John Deere Green.  They seemed like a great family and I'm confident he'll have a nice life with them. 
These two took home the puppy with the black collar that I called Black-eyed Pea.  The little boy and Black-eyed Pea seemed to be in love with each other almost immediately.  I know he went to great home.

Little Boy Blue went to a nice family too.  They didn't come to see him until after 9:30pm on Monday night and I forgot to get a picture of them together to share.  But I think they will all be happy together.  *Update* My parents ran into Blue's new family and his name is now Sammy and they are enjoying having him as the latest addition to their family.

So now it's Red Rover's turn.  So if you're looking for a puppy or know someone that is, contact me.  She's had both her first and second set of shots and is such a sweet, smart little girl.  Well, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two weeks worth of puppy pictures...

Hi Everyone!  I know I haven't uploaded any photos of the puppies for a while, but now that they are really active, it's hard to get good pictures.  So I'll show you some of the ones I've taken but haven't shared yet.
The puppies at 7 weeks old.

The pink color collared girl went to her forever home on Sunday the 15th.  She went home with a very nice guy named Kolton.  I hope they will be happy together for years to come!

The puppies at 8 weeks old.
 Bo and two of the boys playing in the yard.
 Bo is very good with the pups.  He lets them climb all over him.  I've nicknamed him the babysitter, because he helps me keep them away from the road.  I always put him out in the yard first, then open the door to the puppy nursery and let them out.  They go running for the door where he is waiting and they all have to stop and jump up on him to say hello before they head out to the yard to do their business.
 It's really quite the sight to see them run out and then all over the yard, staying together most of the time.  I have an outside kennel that I use for the big dogs, but have been putting the pups in to safely enjoy the outside.  I also put them in it so I can clean the nursery.
It has really been fun having them.  I'm still trying to find homes for them all.  I've had lots of calls but the timing just hasn't been right.  My hunting friends think I've priced them too low.  They have seen them in action and have been impressed by them.  So we'll see what happens this week.  Well, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Six weeks old...

Hi Everyone!  I meant to post this yesterday, but ran out of time.  The puppies are six weeks old now.  On Monday they are going to the vet for their first set of shots.  These pictures are from Wednesday night when I moved them out of their normal area into this make shift play pen area so that I could clean their area.  This first picture is of Bo (Sire) watching them.  He's fascinated by them. 

The puppies are eating dog food.  For the most part it still has to be wet or watered down dry food, but they are starting to go for the all dry stuff too.  It just depends on the time of day.  They have been separated from mom for over a week now.  But if they see her and think they can get to her, they run after her and she just runs the other way.  Her milk is just now starting to dry up.

I've been taking them outside every night after work and a couple of times a day on the weekends.  They love it!  It's fun to watch them chase each other and roll around.  This weekend several people are stopping by to take a look at them.  So hopefully they'll be finding their forever homes.  Less than two weeks before they can go home.  I'll be sad, but I've loved the experience.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

5 week old puppies...

 The puppies are five weeks old now.  It doesn't seem possible.  The puppies went to Mom and Dad's after the Easter meal was over and the egg hunt was done so that my cousin's children could see them.  This little guy is super afraid of dogs but this is the second visit he's had with the puppies so maybe we can lay some of those fears to rest.  Doesn't he look happy holding that puppy!

Look at how big these puppies are getting.  All the puppies use to fit nicely in this basket and now look at them.  But they are healthy dogs and getting bigger every day.  They are using the puppy pee pads instead of their bedding which has made it much easier on me to clean up.  And in case I haven't mentioned it, the puppies were born in the large bathroom closet and have their bed and play area in there and their food and pee pads on the floor in the bathroom.  The bathroom is tiled which makes clean up so much easier.

Next week the puppies go back to the vet for their first round of shots.  And in three weeks they will be able to go to their new homes.  So, if you are interested in a puppy, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Puppy collars, food, and activity galore...

Hi Everyone!  Here are some pictures I took a few days ago.  The puppies now have collars on so it's very easy to tell them apart.  And made giving them their de-worming medicine much easier.  They are really getting active.  They can all climb over the wooden barrier except for one, the blue collared boy.  He has a little trouble but is starting to figure it out.  They stay in their area except for when Bailey and I go in and then it's a mad dash to get to her and to see me.  They are also starting to use the puppy pee pads, hallelujah! which makes cleaning up after them so much easier!!!  I've started them on puppy food, watered down or wet canned food.  They get a little milk from mommy yet, but they have teeth now, OUCH! 

If you know anyone interested in a puppy, let me know. Thanks for stopping by.