Our Stars Arrive!
Ella and Oberon's wee wuns arrived right on time, Friday, May 24th! By Saturday morning, we had 9 beautiful pups....and it's a GIRL fest!! 8 girls and one Snoop Dogg! So Divas they are: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Ciara and Pink!
Ella is a WONDERFUL momma, keeping her pups well fed and clean as a whistle! They have had their dew claws removed and have begun their Early Stimulation exercises which will help their development a lot! Papa Oberon looks at them as if they're little aliens...soon enough they'll be acting like real puppies and terrorizing all the adults here!!
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Our wee pups are growing fast! By the start of week two, they have more than doubled in size, thanks to Momma's great milk! Their eyes are open now, altho they aren't seeing 100% yet and they are starting to make feeble attempts at getting up and walking around! Ella continues to be a fabulous momma, keeping her pups sparkling clean and feeding them well. Did you know that she has to lick the puppies to stimulate them to go potty? We think "EWWWW!!!!"...but that's how, in the wild, mothers keep predators away from their dens. No smells to indicate all the wee wuns inside! They are almost nearing the end of their Stimulation exercises but will continue to get new things added to their daily routines, helping them adjust to all the excitement their futures will offer them! They've had several visitors already and Ella is happy to show off her beautiful pups!
They now have collars on so you can tell who is who! All except Snoop Dogg - he doesn't need a collar, being the only boy! Katy Perry sports a blue/white collar, Lady Gaga is in red. Selena Gomez is in yellow, Taylor Swift in white. Demi Lovato is in pink, Stevie Nicks in green. Fergie sports a rainbow collar and Faith Hill is in brown/white.
FIVE weeks now!
Hello, everyone!!! Thanks so much for your patience while I was flitting off to Scotland for the last two weeks! One of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL places on Earth! Reminded me at every turn of where I grew up in the Adirondacks! But enough of that!! PUPPIES!!! YES! They have grown well, under Auntie Renee's care while I was gone! Absolutely stunning pups, not that I had any doubt! Today they were dewormed again, had their toenails dremeled, their pictures taken and their first time spending the cooler morning hours outside in the outdoor puppy pen. A GREAT time was had by all....but just like the Big Dogs....they sure were happy to get back inside where the A/C is cranking! They are bright, happy, OUTGOING puppies with a ton of personality...already!! I can only imagine what the next few weeks have in store!!
Our little rockstars have grown even more this past week! They are now getting the clean plate award at every meal and are nice chubby puppies! For their pictures today, they finally got to spend an hour outside romping around in the grass, enjoying the sun before it got too hot. They even got to meet the horses! KitKat was particularly taken with them and kept watching them thru the fence....and they just couldn't figure out what that BIG "DOG" was! A great time was had by all!
It won't be long now before it's time for them to leave the farm and start their new life adventures! Their little personalities are starting to emerge....but I swear, they change daily! Last week, Lady Gaga seemed to be a bit on the shy side, hanging back from me. Not any more! She's definitely living up to her name now! Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Fergie are the more laid back girls, but they are by no means dead heads! Stevie Nicks is the wild child! She has been off on her own exploring new sights and sounds all week when given the chance! She is closely followed by Katy Perry, Faith Hill and Selena Gomez - all inquistive pups! And then there's the Dogg! As a typical boy, he likes to sit back and watch all the action, but hops to it when there's food to be had! He doesn't miss a meal!