Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bloopers and Other Pics

Once again I'm going to share some of the funny, but not so perfect puppy pictures. These pups were active and trying to get cute poses was often a challenge. They had their own ideas of what they wanted to do during the different photo shoots...






































And they got themselves into some funny positions...




























And it wasn't just the puppies who didn't always cooperate....
Thanks to everyone for the blog comments, e-mails, puppy visits and support. It means a lot to Wilma and me that so many people took an interest in our adventure!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Puppy Names

Here's the "G" Litter with their new names.
Gentry will be living in Indianapolis, Giggles in Tennessee, Gertrude in Birmingham and Gabe in Grand Rapids. Gertrude and Gabe are lucky puppies because they get to live with their big sisters for a short while...Gertrude will be with Hazel and Gabe with Hollis! I hope they learn lots from their "H" sisters

Gibbs, Gopher and Gypsy have all contacted Wilma and me to say they are settling into their new homes and they like their new families.

Wilma and I wish all the raisers and "G" puppies a very happy puppy raising year.

GOOD LUCK little "G"'s!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bye Bye Puppies

Today started out as a normal day for the puppies. They woke up, screamed for their breakfast, played hard, then took a nap. They had no idea what big adventure was just ahead.

Wilma said good-bye and we loaded the 11 munchkins into the car.

They were very curious as to what was going on.


It was a relatively quiet ride to Grand Rapids. A sign with the puppies new names greeted us. And the puppies settled into the kennels soon after we arrived.










It's quiet here at home tonight. Except for Wilma, who won't stop whining. I think she misses her babies. So do I.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding time is always fun. The pups get so frantic. Watch them as the food gets prepared...
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And here they are eating...
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All 11 puppies were out for a short time and they discovered the food bin. Together they popped the lid off, tipped it over and threw themselves a kibble party.


















Final Visitors

The last week of visitors started with Mary Ann. She has raised too many Paws puppies to even count. And in her spare time, she taught classes, puppysat and helped mentor numerous puppy raisers. You could tell that Wilma remembered Mary Ann...she was so excited to see her.

Marilyn was back again, this time with her friend Mary Ann. Marilyn is always amazed at how much the pups have grown between her visits.

My mom's friends came over for a puppy party later that week. Sue, Gerry, Bonnie and Judy were entertained by the pups.

The last set of visitors included some second time visits. Michelle and her girls Sami and Becca came back, this time with sister Doris. And Sharon brought her kids Amanda and Jake. Sharon has mini daschunds that are 6 lbs full grown...smaller than these pups are at 7 weeks!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Real Story About Puppyland

Puppyland isn't always as clean and fresh as you've seen in the pictures. It's a toxic wasteland first thing every morning. Eleven puppies .... each making 4-5 poops a day ... you do the math.

And cleaning up with 44 little paws grabbing at the cloth as you try to wash the floor, and 44 little paws digging and ripping the newspapers as you try to lay them neatly in the litter pans, and 11 sets of neddle sharp puppy teeth biting at your toes as you try to lay out clean towels. It's exhausting!