Paige is being shown by Megan iin Florida. It was a fun show! Megan waited for quite some time for the photographer to take a picture ... both Megan and Paige were becoming impatient :o).
Agnes shows Enzo at the Chicago show. Enzo is a beautiful boy!
The pups are one day old. Paige and the puppies are doing beautifully.
Brûlée sleeps under a stuffed bunny.
A few sleeping puppies.
A few more join the group.
Paige and Enzo's puppies are one week old. They have all doubled in weight. Paige is a wonderful mother to them. They are all very strong and nurse vigorously. They are beginning to try to balance on their four feet when they crawl toward Paige.
Pumpkin is a solid black colored male puppy.
Crème is a cream colored male puppy. He has tones of gold in his coat.
Sparkle is a black colored male puppy with a little bit of white on his chin.
Brûlée is a cream colored female puppy.
Leif is a black colored male puppy with a little bit of white on his chest.
Paige continues being a fabulous mother to the puppies. Paige watches over them closely, cleans them and feeds them with such finesse. Luna and Chloe go into the whelping room and visit Paige and the pups regularly. Chloe enjoys 'babysitting' and regularly checks on them.
The pups are two weeks old. They have all opened their eyes, are beginning to walk like puppies, wag their tails, and are attempting to play with one another.
They have all completed the 'Super Dog' program, an early neurological stimulation program. They just began potty training with Ugo Dog's and 'Potty Park' grass. Although our pups hear many sounds with our children and adult dogs, we have begun playing a 'Puppy Sounds' CD, so that the pups grow accustomed to many different sounds that may not be normally heard in our household.
The pup are two weeks old. The group was sleeping so peacefully that we forgot to turn on a soft light when taking the picture.
Créme takes a nap with Megan.
Brûlée fell asleep on the stuffed kitten so we couldn't resist wrapping the kitten's arm around her.
The pups are 3 weeks old. They are walking like puppies. Their eyes and ears opened last week. They like to sniff and snuggle when placed near our face or neck. They are exposed to Classical music and 'Puppy Sounds' music daily. They have had their nails trimmed several times while sleeping.
The pups are four weeks old. They spend the entire day with us in the family room. They are exposed to a lot of sights, sounds, and activity throughout the day. The pups also had several of their families visit them over the weekend. They enjoy interacting with visitors, their siblings, and toys.
The pups are five weeks old. They spend the day in the family room with our children that are home schooled and our adult dogs. The adult dogs visit the pups often in the family room. Chloe watches over them at times while resting on the couch that is next to the pup's enclosure. The pups have started eating homemade food, but they still prefer nursing. They are all doing beautifully with using the Potty Park and a litter box.
The pups are six weeks old. They are very easy going, friendly and outgoing puppies. They are beginning to learn how to eat solid food.
Créme tastes some homemade food. Paige is beginning to wean the pups since they have 'puppy' teeth.
The pups dine together.
The puppies take the opportunity to nurse from Paige.
The pups are seven weeks old. They eat well, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Paige continues to be a wonderful mother to the pups. She spends a lot of time with them and still allows them to nurse on occassion. They all have at least a few teeth. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like toys and run after squeeky, rolling balls. They have been a true joy for us!
The puppies play in the kitchen where there are many purposeful obstacles and surfaces: an A frame ladder, a Potty Park with grass, an uncovered Potty Park with a textured surface, Ugo Dog's with grates, and an open potty pad. The puppies approach everything with curiosity!
Following playing with the adult dogs, some of the pups nap with Luna. They seem to prefer the floor to their cozy beds :o).
Brûlée snuggles with Paige. The pups spend a lot of time with us in the kitchen and family room.
The puppies tire after playing, then find Paige to snuggle with her.
The pups are eight weeks old. They spend a lot of time in our kitchen with us and the adult dogs. They have had many visitors. They went to Richmond for their BAER hearing tests and travelled like champs. Paige got the day off when they travelled to Richmond, and Benji (our 10 month old pup) volunteered to be on 'puppy duty'.
The puppies entice Benji to play with them.
The game continues … Benji is a very good sport when playing with the pups.
The game finally ends, and Paige and Benji snuggle with puppies.
There was a lollipop on the table, and Leif tried to get it. We could not resist letting him play with it it for a little bit while we watched him. He enjoyed the wrapper, but never ate the lollipop :o).
The puppies are nine weeks old. They will begin departing next week. Although all of our adult dogs have enjoyed the pups, Benji is very fond of them. Benji spends a lot of time playing with them, grooming them, and watching over them. It is very sweet. The pups enjoy exploring new things, interacting with people, and playing on the deck. They will be missed!
The puppies try to sleep together on one bed. It is a bit of a challenge!