Lilly and Gunner’s Autumn Litter is doing well

September 19, 2020 – Lilly and Gunner’s puppies are almost five weeks old now. Their coats are starting to fill in and they are becoming more confident and playful. We’ll post some video of them this week on Instagram. They are doing very well at using the litter box (no accidents in a long time) and they will start crate training this week. They are unfazed by any scary sounds we play now. Everything is becoming “no big deal” just as we expect. They started on kibble this week. A big step toward separating from mama and becoming independent. At this point, they’ve had lots and lots of baths, and they’re getting more comfortable with the blow dryer as well. Everything is going well here. Here they are!

The Boys

Acorn

Acorn

Acorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

Chestnut

Chestnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cider

Cider

Cider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Girls

 

Amber

Amber

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple

Maple

Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2020 – I hope all of you are safe! We had a scary week like many, being put on alert, but the fire near us is almost completely contained. We are just staying in and enjoying the pups as we remain in prayer over the fires and the safety of everyone.  We are packed and have a plan for us and the pups in case things should turn where we are on alert again.

Lilly’s pups are four weeks old now! They are doing very well. We’ve started them on litter box training and they are using it regularly now. They can hear now so we are introducing them to new “scary” sounds daily while they are comforted by us or mama and it is clear they are becoming relaxed, as if sounds like traffic, thunderstorms, fireworks, trimmers, etc. are normal every day sounds that aren’t scary at all. We have this great opportunity to introduce them to lots of new things before a pup’s first fear phase has arrived. They are playing outside the pen a little bit now. They still sleep a lot, a sign of a well-fed litter where mama is doting over them always. Lilly is always nearby.  Here are the pictures we took of them today.

 

The Girls

Amber

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple

Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boys

 

Acorn

Acorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

Chestnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cider

Cider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 5, 2020 – The pups are almost three weeks old and much more alert and starting to move around more. We moved them into a larger pen with climbing toys and started them on litter box training this weekend. They are doing very well and mama continues to watch over them and stay close by at all times. It won’t be long now before they are really moving about, wrestling and playing. Here they are!

The Girls

Some of the pups are still very sleepy and lazy. Amber wasn’t interested in sitting up for her picture.

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple

Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boys

 

Acorn

Acorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

Chestnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cider

Cider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 27, 2020 – Lilly’s puppies still haven’t opened their eyes, but we wanted to post new pictures anyway.  They’ve arrived at our house now, after being whelped and raised by our close friends for the past ten days so that we could send off our other litter. (They do several litters for us every year and do a fantastic job!)  Mama Lilly is doing wonderful and is being a great mama, as expected.  The pups are still doing the bio-sensor steps daily, getting lots of baths, and regularly being held and massaged.  We’ll post new pictures at three weeks of age and you’ll get to see their eyes open and their coats starting to fill in!  Here they are….our Autumn litter.

The Boys

Acorn

Acorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chestnut

Chestnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cider

Cider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Girls

 

Amber

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn

Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maple

Maple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 17, 2020 – Lilly’s pups arrived early in the morning and we now have six thriving pups that all appear healthy and strong. They are eating well and mama is doing great, as we expected! Lilly and Gunner brought us three boys and three girls and here are some pictures.  More news and pictures down the road! But for now and the next couple of  weeks, they will mostly eat and sleep.   They will be weighed regularly and soon we’ll start massaging and working through the bio-sensor steps with them daily.