Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Really Over . . .



This has been one of the fastest eight weeks of my life ever!
Cindy will be picking up Omeeka is less than one hour, I will miss her so much. She is a serious girl except when it comes to snuggling or swimming, then she's so ready!
Picabo has made a quick adjustment and slept through the night on her first night home. Yes, I did teach her that.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Bye, So Long, Farewell . . .




Yesterday the Sweet Peas started their journey to their new homes. It's a bittersweet event for the breeder caretaker who has become very attached to these little ones but recognizes the need for them to spread their wings and share their poop elsewhere! Good Luck to all and please keep in touch!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Litter Picture - Dry Run

Cindy will take a litter picture tomorrow . . . she's an awesome photographer! Today we did a little practice. Pups had fun running through the house and then sat nicely for a photo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pike's Puzzled

Beautiful day today!! I found a puppy toy that a fellow breeder caretaker loaned me . . . put it in with the puppies and watched the fun. Pike was especially intrigued by the singing fire truck. Sadly the neighbors gardener was in full swing with a leaf blower so that noise drowns out most of the action in the puppy pen.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lucky Seven




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Finally, the sun is really shining on the Sweet Peas! Must be due to the Lucky Seven Week Birthday!! Omeeka stepped into the patio puppy suite for some visiting with her youngsters! A good time was had by all.













Monday, January 17, 2011

A Mother And Child Reunion

Omeeka likes to look at her babies but hasn't been allowed much interaction while her milk supply dries up. That changed tonight as the puppies came out to visit (one at a time) with their mama. A few tried to nurse but most were much more interested in exploring the house and playing with mom. Pedro loves his mama!
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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Sun Came Out In Sacramento

The Sacramento weather has been pretty bleak the past few weeks . . . but today the sun came out. We hurriedly put the puppy pen up and brought the kids outside. They had a great time. Omeeka thought it would be fun to show her babies how to swim - none of the other dogs joined in as the pool temperature is only 41 degrees! Yikes!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Six Weeks Young

Ok, I should have been working on crate training this afternoon. I fell down on the breeder caretaking job briefly. No crate training, 6 week pictures instead. It wasn't an easy task by myself so I resorted to bribery by letting the pups chew my puppy pen slippers. Pike got so tired by the whole thing that he actually fell sound asleep with his head and leg in the slipper. So cute. And, yes, I did let Price bite my finger - anything to get him to look up!! These guys are so cute, we are all going to take a nap now!!







Monday, January 10, 2011

Weighing In!

No New Year's resolution for the Sweet Peas - at their weekly weigh-in today they tipped the scales between almost 7 to close to 9 pounds!

Pedro (red) 7.15
Pike (blue) 7.5
Patrick (purple) 8.3
Pilgrim (neon green) 8.9
Picabo (neon pink) 7.10
Pepper (brown) 6.15 (yep, she's the smallest - going to take after her mama)
Paco (turquoise) 7.4
Price (orange) 7.2
Penelope (dark green) 7.15





Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weaned!!

Price and Patrick


Picabo


Penelope and Pedro




Omeeka is a happy mama, no more sharp puppy teeth to contend with!! Whooowhooo, the puppies are weaned.
Friends Karen and Kathy stopped by yesterday for a visit and puppy pen inspiration as they are expecting Dawna's second litter in early February. Happily, they confirmed that it's not breeder caretaker bias, the Sweet Peas are an outstanding litter!!
Today brought some changes to the puppy pen, out with the crate and in with the play tube. Pups loved running through it and chewing on the stand. Little do they know that the crate is now in the living room waiting for me to start crate training!! I'm guessing it will be a noisy beginning.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Kids Like Kibble




It was a big day in the puppy pen . . . hard, dry kibble was served up for the first time. Boy, was it ever a big hit with the pups. Sweet Omeeka is not known for her big appetite, so, I'm guessing that these guys are in touch with their labrador retriever side from dad, Camden. And what to do after a big lunch?? Well, a long nap, of course!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NAMES!!

Pedro - Red

Pike - Blue

Patrick - Purple

Pilgrim - Neon Green

Picabo - Neon Pink

Pepper - Brown

Paco - Turquoise

Price - Orange

Penelope - Dark Green

Sorry Vicki, no Pancake!!

Five Weeks Old And Still Nameless

The Sweet Peas are FIVE weeks old - time flies! Since the pups are now wearing their "big puppy" collars, they posed for photos with their Christmas goodies! Hopefully these youngsters will be named soon . . .