Fall Frolic

Roman (red leash) and Rusty (black leash) found some leaves to scamper through.

Going Home at Last

Eight week old brothers Dante and Zeus went home with their forever family today. 

Zeus

Zeus

It isn't everybody who would bring my brother home just to keep me company.  

Dante

Dante

We just met last week and already I can tell that these are the right sort of people.  

Seven Weeks

George (Black)

George (Black)

Orion (Blue)

Orion (Blue)

Rusty (Gray)

Rusty (Gray)

Fiona (Green)

Fiona (Green)

Duke (Orange)

Duke (Orange)

Izzy (Pink)

Izzy (Pink)

Roman (Purple)

Roman (Purple)

Zeus (Red)

Zeus (Red)

Ellie (Teal)

Ellie (Teal)

Lucy (White)

Lucy (White)

Dante (Yellow)

Dante (Yellow)

Five Weeks

George (Black)

George (Black)

Orion (Blue)

Orion (Blue)

Roman (Gray)

Roman (Gray)

Fiona (Green)

Fiona (Green)

Duke (Orange)

Duke (Orange)

Izzy (Pink)

Izzy (Pink)

Rusty (Purple)

Rusty (Purple)

Zeus (Red)

Zeus (Red)

Ellie (Teal)

Ellie (Teal)

Lucy (White)

Lucy (White)

Dante (Yellow)

Dante (Yellow)

Four Weeks

George (Black)

George (Black)

Orion (Blue)

Orion (Blue)

Rusty (Gray)

Rusty (Gray)

Fiona (Green)

Fiona (Green)

Duke (Orange)

Duke (Orange)

Izzy (Pink)

Izzy (Pink)

Roman (Purple)

Roman (Purple)

Zeus (Red)

Zeus (Red)

Ellie (Teal)

Ellie (Teal)

Lucy (White)

Lucy (White)

Dante (Yellow)

Dante (Yellow)

Three Weeks

All eleven puppies sat for their portraits on their three week birthday. 

For some of them it was less of a 'sit' and more of a 'lean'.

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Lucy (White)

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Orion (Blue)

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Fiona (Green)

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Ellie (Teal)

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Zeus (Red)

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Izzy (Pink)

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Rusty (Purple)

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Roman (Gray)

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Dante (Yellow)

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Duke (Orange)

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George (Black)

Hi Mommy.

Hi baby.

 Penny and Zeus. 

 Penny and Zeus. 

Room For One More

  With only four puppies eating supper at a time, there's plenty of room and no need to shove.

 but shove we shall

 but shove we shall

Spooning

Happiness is nap time.  After a big meal.  

  snuggle buddies

  snuggle buddies

Eating in Shifts

Penny enjoys a break, only feeding four puppies at a time. It's practically a vacation. 

a tisket   a tasket   'doodles in a basket

a tisket   a tasket   'doodles in a basket

Sleep

Too many of the pictures we've taken lately are of puppies either eating or sleeping.  That's about all we can get them to do.  We've about given up on 'fetch' and the less said about 'Frisbee', the better.

 i've got a big, furry rug to snuggle up against

 i've got a big, furry rug to snuggle up against

Elevenses

While mommy is out for a walk.

 one little, two little … 

 one little, two little … 

I'm Still Waiting

Penny nursing four of the first five puppies while waiting on number six. 

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First Four

Penny nursing her first four puppies while waiting for the rest. 

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Puppies

Penny nursing puppy one, a boy, born at 10:47pm.

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Contractions

  It looks like it's beginning. 

Penny in her whelping box, a toy under her mouth. 

Penny in her whelping box, a toy under her mouth. 

In the Whelping Box

Penny took a break from lying on the cool marble to get into her whelping box. 

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As Big as a House

6AM walkies, tail wrapped up, as big as a house. Penny is almost ready.  

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Penny Approves!

Penny likes her new business cards. 

Not to be vain, but I really am quite fetching. 

Not to be vain, but I really am quite fetching. 

Day 58

We keep looking for signs of impending delivery.

Is she anxious?   Nope

Is she panting?  No more than usual. 

Is she restless?  Only for a minute at a time. 

Is she large? 

Large Penny. 

Large Penny.