September 19, 2020 – Jack and Jill went home to their forever families and are settling in just fine at home. Jill is now “Maggie” and was placed in a great guardian home to be tested so that she can hopefully, become a mama for us next year to carry on Roo’s great legacy. Roo is retired now and living happily as she romps around with her family in Canby. Jack is living in Tigard with twin sisters that waited a long time for him. We hope for lifelong happiness for these pups as they bring joy to so many others.
September 18, 2020 – Roo’s pups are going home tomorrow. As we always do with every litter, we fell in love with Jack and Jill! It’s hard, but we’ve learned to love and release again and again. They are solid in health and temperaments and they are ready. We know they will go on to bring a lot of joy to others! They’re quiet in a crate now and have learned to be content apart from each other. There still will be an adjustment fully leaving us, their “space” and each other. But we know they’re ready for their forever humans and they’ll do just fine! Give them lots of snuggles and belly rubs, as this is what they love most. Here are the pictures we took of them today.
September 5, 2020 – This litter is growing up! They continue to be such a peaceful, quiet and affectionate litter. We take them to the patio to explore daily and they get lots of play time outside of their pen now and are held regularly throughout the day. They get almost daily baths (it’s great conditioning and we’re getting them used to blow drying) and none of the scary, loud sounds we’ve conditioned them to seem to faze them at all anymore. They’re doing great! They have crate time daily and that’s still a bit of a challenge with some crying because they don’t like time apart. But we know this is important, and each day they are getting more comfortable in a crate and being away from their pen and each other. A necessary transition that we are preparing them for. Here they are!
August 27, 2020 – These two cutie pies are almost five weeks old! They’re doing very well, bonded with each other but also connecting well to us humans. They are calm and extremely quiet. So peaceful. I think there’s something to this thing with a very small litter that they don’t have to compete for milk or to get mama’s attention. They are just so incredibly relaxed. All the time. They are using their litter box nicely, and they are eating kibble three times a day now. Mama is beginning to naturally separate from them. We bring them out of the pen a couple of times a day to play with our other litter to make sure they are getting enough interaction with other pups. And they get lots of human time, of course! Here they are, our litter of two… Jack and Jill.