Monday, October 26, 2009

4 weeks

Faethe gives Katsuk a break- she is very tolerant
Kotick tries to grab a slurp
Luckily Faethe is almost finished with her AKC CH because she will be missing half her ears pretty soon!
The pups explore their new daytime pen.
Raksha taunts her brothers.
Raksha in the middle of play again- she is a wild girl
We are running out of room at the milkbar! I like Hathi's sideways sneak.
Now Nathoo comes in from the top
Kila is now allowed some close, supervised play time with the puppies
The pups love new playmates
The first meal went very well. Unfortunately, I did not get a lot of fun pictures of messy pups. They were too good and went right to eating.
Darzee and Raksha clean off faces
Hathi is the first one in- no wonder he is 1lb heavier than the nearest pup!
Yumm!! Mom's foot is a good substitute for a toy
Jiggles checks out the pups
Cornelia is the one that babysits the pups the most
Chili joins in on the fun
Darzee tries out the TV tray
Akela- 4 weeks
Akela- he is a nice middle of the road pup in temperament
Sahi- 4 weeks
Sahi is also a just plain nice pup
Raksha found the first aid kit and decides to check it out. She unzipped it in seconds- smart girl!
Raksha plays with her new sheep
Raksha may be a spitfire but she is also a big cuddler and always is the first pup to me when called
Raksha looking like an angel- she doesn't fool me!
Nathoo - 4 weeks (Akela is snoozing in the background- looking very cute)
Nathoo plays with Faethe. He and Darzee are the first to do everything and the first into everything. He is very bold
Nathoo recharges for more action
He is zonked
Darzee tries to resist falling asleep-he is the most playful pup and runs around shaking every toy and zooms around every space.
Darzee needs to make sure nothing is going on before he takes a nap
There goes Darzee
This is the closest I could get to a shot of him standing still
Hathi(tawny) tries to hamstring Bagheera
Hathi snoozes. He is my laziest pup and my largest pup. When he does play, he wades right in like the elephant he is named after. Luckily he is good natured
Bagheera finds a comfy corner
Bagheera checks out the tv- he is a very sweet pup and almost never gets into mischief
Kotick- 4 weeks- he is a watch before doing type pup and is very smart. He will watch the other pups try to scramble around a gate and will then go right around it. He is my most cuddly pup and loves people.
Kotick snoozes
More nap time- he just looks so sweet

Sunday, October 18, 2009

3 Weeks

The puppies started to come alive this week. I had a few puppies overboard at 2 1/2 weeks old so they now have a xpen surrounding the whelping box and I let Katsuk in to feed them and then go let her out when she is done. Their personalities are starting to emerge. They are getting louder and I love the sound of puppy growls and barks when they are playing. They are much more active and I put out a large quilt so they can scoot around the living room every day and interact with the big dogs and any visitors. Even with this increased vigor, their favorite activities are still eating, sleeping, and pottying!
Cornelia knows she needs to suck up to Katsuk before playing with the puppies
Bagheera, Darzee, and Sahi
Sahi passes out at the table
Playtime- the pups still will drop off into a deep sleep in the middle of playing. Darzee, Raksha, and Hathi snooze as the other pups play over them
ok, ok we'll play too
All that play makes us thirsty
Some pups like chewing on toys, some like chewing on each other, and some like their own feet!
Cornelia helps referee some living room time
Nathoo and Raksha
More drinking This bar is getting crowded
snoozing on mom
Darzee and Raksha think mom's ear and face make good toys
Kila and Hathi check each other out. I like Kila's bug eyes.
Kila and Akela meet. Kila needs to be in a down-stay in order to see the pups. She is too rambunctious otherwise. That said, she loves the puppies and can't wait until they they bigger and sturdier so she can bounce them around
Hathi snoozing
The pups check out Faethe- her curly coat is a particular favorite of all puppies. It is like biting onto a sheep
Raksha has her turn mowing down on Faethe's feet. Luckily Faethe is almost finished with her Championship- I don't know if she will have hair left after this litter!
Faethe does some checking out of her own
Darzee likes the rope toy
Darzee snoozing- he has almost caught up with Hathi in size and they are noticeably bigger than any of the other pups.
Nathoo sasses Cornelia
Cornelia helps to clean puppy butts
The big boys- Hathi and Darzee
Akela is an ear man
Akela uses Bagheera as a pillow
Uh Oh- Akela already shows interest in electronics!!