Thursday, April 26, 2007

Six Weeks and We Are Playing With Toys


Nova plays with the puppies.



Nova is our 5 pound Pomeranian. At this age she can be the leader, but the Keeshond puppies already outweigh her by over a one pound. She makes up for it by being older, quicker and more agressive. At eight weeks the tables will turn and she will run for her life, if they all gang up on her!



Pink Girl













Butter wouldn't melt in my mouth!


This is Ashling, she is a very silver puppy and very naughty! Loves to pose and already comes to her name.


Green Girl and Red Boy - Whats Up?
More pictures?









This boy is very typey and cute, I wanted to get a profile picture of him, but somehow he just wouldn't pose for me!



Blue Girl and Green Girl - Just chilling out after a hard days play!




At six weeks the puppies are eating their puppy food but still getting some help from mom. She enjoys them still and plays with them when they are not sleeping.

Already paper trained I can play with them in the kitchen and they can run and play with their toys. One the favorites is a triangle that is soft and can be picked up. Another favorite is a purple latex dragon which now that they have discovered it squeaks, look out it is squeaking all the time! This weekend it should be nice outside and we plan to have the puppies out in the meadow for some exercise. I am looking forward to getting pictures of them in the sunshine.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We Like Visitors

Chris Visits With The Keeshond Puppies









We had a nice surprise this afternoon when my sister, Donna and Chris Shulman came by to see the puppies. Keeshond puppies are always very pleased to have visitors and they climbed all over everyone. Lots of wagging tails and kisses were handed out. Chris and Donna had just come from the saddlery, they both ride, western of course!

This is the age where socialization becomes very important so puppies are gradually exposed to a lot of things. Washing machine, dryer, vacumn, doors opening and closing, radio, music, other animals, the CAT! I will try and get a picture of this. Our cat Boots has raised many puppies. Even though he is older now he still will get down and play with them a bit. He has less tolerance for Keeshond puppy shenanigans than when he was younger, so they soon learn the most important lesson of all - RESPECT the CAT. Later we will share the Boots method of puppy respect training!


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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Five At Five Weeks



Babies in A Basket!












Here we are waiting for our pen to be cleaned and have our dinner. The help around here is sometimes too slow!



Ryan Has His Arms Full!


















At five weeks old the puppies are eating their puppy formula, but mostly prefer mom. They do have teeth! They are also beginning to play with each other, although they are still a little wobbly on their feet. Tails are starting to come up over their backs and one clever little fellow already has his flat to his back. I will try and get a picture of this!

Their personalities are starting to emerge with some being very forward and others more observant. The girls are mainly tail wagging trouble makers! I think they are going to end up beating up on their brothers. We also introduce toys at this age but they are very entertained by each other at this point and play with us as well, trying to play with Ryans hat when he lays down and following feet!



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Thursday, April 05, 2007

April Snow at Foxfair

ITS SNOWING OUTSIDE, IN APRIL NO LESS BUT ITS WARM INSIDE

OOPS! WHAT DO WE HEAR!!





























TAILS ARE UP NOW!! THE BATHING BEAUTY THAT BARKS!!






Well, what can I say - two days ago it was 80 degrees here. Now, it's snowing and we have 8" of the fluffy white stuff on the ground. On the weekend we discovered that our little Irish group does not like to be warm! It got warm outside and although it was comfortable for me in their room, it was decidedly NOT comfortable for them. After much fussing, I opened the window and turned on the ceiling fan in the adjacent room - everything cooled down and then they were happy.

At three weeks the puppies are a lot of fun now, they recognize people, wag their tails and march over to you on their chubby little legs hoping to be picked up. Of course, if you surprise them you will hear an indignant bark, particularly from Ashling. Hmm, could this be a sign of things to come. We will have to keep an eye on her!


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