Saturday, November 28, 2009

8 weeks

The pups are 8 weeks old now and are starting to leave for their new homes. This has been both my most challenging litter and also the most fun. They are very gregarious and fearless and seem to be lacking that Chinook aloofness but they were also very mischevious and were whirlwinds! For all their activity, they were the best litter when it came to chewing...they didn't!! I did not lose a single non dog item to the puppies this time...a first:-)

Raksha is now Moonsong Rikki Tikki Tavi and she will be staying with the Moonsong pack as a show/breed potential female
Sahi, now Moonsong Tiger, Tiger, plays tug with Faethe
Darzee tells Akela a secret while Kotick nuzzles up to AlseaIt is amazing how giving puppies a piece of paper can keep them occupied for quite a while
Jiggles takes a break from the puppies and curls up under the warm lamp
Akela resists the call of naptime
Raksha looking cute
Katsuk is STILL nursing!
Nathoo is now Moonsong Seonee of Boreayl and is a show/breed potential male living in Ohio
This living room was clean 5 minutes ago!
Kotick is now known as Moonsong The White Seal
Hathi is now Moonsong Law of the Jungle and is a show/breeding potential pup here in Washington
Darzee is now Moonsong Darzee's Chant
Playing chase during a break at work
A sour cream container makes another great toy
Bagheera, now Moonsong Lukkannon Rain, is a breed potential pup living in Washington
Alsea plays with Akela
Akela is now Moonsong The Jungle Book and he is going to live in New York as a show/breed potential pup.
Akela zooms by with a pinecone
The pups enjoy a visit to the 4H club we have at work. It is a great way to socialize the pups to children. Everyone has a good time
Kotick looks very content


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

7 weeks

I can't believe there is only a week until the puppies leave for new homes. Time has really flown. The pups are going to leave in a trickle, not all at once, so that will help the transition in my household from puppy central back to the normal routine. The pups are at their most entertaining but also they are at the peak of neediness and keeping up with them is a lot of work.

Nathoo takes down Cornelia. Cornelia will miss the pups the most. She has been a phenomenal babysitter and has spent more time with the pups over the last few weeks than any other dog, including mom.

Wrestlemania. Hathi gives a good 'ugly face'
4 way tug
puppies exhaust everyone!
The pups enjoy a snack in the play yard at work. I sprinkled some kibble on the ground and let them search for it.
Sahi bites off a little more than he can chew
When a toy is not around, your own foot will do
Katsuk is still nursing, despite my attempts to get her to stop.
eeeh, that can't feel good
Nathoo detangles a rope toy
Chase in the leaves. Hathi(lead) looks like a hippo in this photo
More chase in the leaves
Kotick is tired after a day of play
Cornelia thinks Nathoo needs a cleaning
Faethe starts a game of keep away
Kila keeps watch while Hathi starts an escape route
The big dogs also enjoy playtime at work
Let's dance!
everyone starts to zonk out
Akeela contemplates life

6 Weeks

The puppies enjoy playtime at work. They have been coming with me every day this week for socializing but will stay home off and on until they leave for their new homes. I don't want them to get too used to being with someone all day as some will need to stay home alone while their owners work. In the meantime, they enjoy exploring the trainer's office and easily show us how our office is not really puppy proof!

Nap time. A puppy room has been created out of a bathroom that is no longer used.
This litter loves to wrestle and tug more than any of my other litters!
Raksha checks out the computer...
...before settling down to chew on the rug
Raksha is sooo cute!
Akeela streaks by as Sahi shows off his toy
Can Faethe come out and play?
Hathi plays with everyone's favorite stuffed toy. I am not sure why it is so popular but one of the puppies has it every second they are awake.
Faethe prepares to pounce on an unsuspecting group
Akeela and Raksha share a bone
Alsea will sometimes lower herself to play with the puppies. Usually she hangs out looking cool and lording over the babies.