Brulee & Benji had three beautiful puppies on January 28th, 2017. Brulee is very calm, sweet, and confident. She allowed us to do our initial care of the puppies immediately after birth, then began to care for each puppy immediately afterwards. She is an absolutely wonderful mother. She is very calm and relaxed with the puppies, and enjoys having us sit with her in the whelping box.
We have chosen a 'Valentine's Day' theme for this litter. We feel blessed to have Brulee in our lives, and have chosen names that reflect a day filled with much love.
The girls names are: Valentina, Candi, and Rose.
The puppies are one day old.
The puppies are three days old.
The puppies are two weeks old. They primarily sleep, eat, and make soft sounds when they are trying to find Brulee or a sibling to snuggle. Brulee is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She watches over them, sleeps with them, and cleans them with such devotion.
Brulee enjoys having us spend time with her in the nursery.
The puppies have all opened their eyes and are attempting to walk.
The puppies continue to participate in the "Super Dog" program, the early neurological stimulation for newborn puppies developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia. They are exposed to classical music, Suzuki violin, children's music, and 'Puppy Sounds' throughout the day.
Valentina managed to squeeze under the bear and feel asleep.
Valentina, Candi, and Rose
The puppies are four weeks old. They are learning to play, wag their tails very actively when they interact with us, and are making puppy sounds with each other. Brulee is a wonderful mother and very attentive to the puppies. She enjoys sharing her puppies with visitors, our adult dogs, and our entire family. The puppies spend the entire day with us in the family room where they are exposed to many sounds, a lot of activity, and a busy household.
Valentina explores an empty cereal box.
Candi plays with Brulee.
Playing was hard work! Candi took a break!
Rose plays in a crinkle tunnel.
Brûlée watches over Rose as she plays with her siblings
The pups are five weeks old. They spend the day in the family room with our children and our adult dogs. All our adult dogs visit the pups often in the family room. The pups were introduced to homemade food this week, but they primarily 'wear it' instead of consume it. They are all doing beautifully with using their potty. The puppies have had many visitors. Brulee enjoys showing off the puppies and also being showered with attention.
Lili is particularly fond of Brulee. She has displayed much interest in Brulee's puppies and enters the puppy pen to groom them, check on them, and on occasion will nap with them. It is very sweet!
The puppies ended a play session by nursing on the floor in the play area.
We had to photograph Rose since she made herself comfortable on the bed meant for our very large Doberman puppy.
The pups are six weeks old. They are beginning to learn that Brulee does not wish to nurse them full time and thus are tasting 'big doggie' food, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Brulee continues to be a wonderful mother to the puppies. She still spends a lot of time with them and still allows them to nurse frequently. They all have quite a number of teeth. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like toys, run after squeaky, rolling balls, enjoy playing with tarps, crinkle wrap, tunnels, and most of all their great grandmother, Lili. She is incredibly sweet with the puppies, but also disciplines them when she feels it is necessary. They have been a true joy for us!
We had triplet boar goats born on the farm. One of the babies had to come into the house for 24 hours due to an injury, and the puppies enjoyed playing their new friend.
Since the goat was a triplet, we dressed her in small 'doggie clothing' for increased warmth. The puppies enjoyed interacting with the goat.
Rose rests on the bed for our large Doberman puppy. Lili, at almost 13 years of age plays with the puppies. Brûlée is one of Lili's favorite dogs in our home. Lili still treats Brûlée as if she is a puppy.
Valentina plays with a hair 'scruntchie'.
Candi ran through the tunnel and rolled over in her attempt to catch her great grandmother, Lili.
The pups are nine weeks old. They eat well, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Brulee continues to be a wonderful mother to the pups. She spends a lot of time with them and enjoys playing games of 'chase' with them. They love to play on agility equipment. Their favorites include a large ramp that is used with our adult dogs, a wading pool full of balls and water bottles, and a skate board. They all like toys and run after squeaky, rolling balls. They have been a true joy for us!
Valentina sits while posing for a picture. She looked up intently at the camera.
Rose in mid air as she runs from one area of the room in a game of 'catch' with Valentina and Candi.