Thursday, October 27, 2011

Big Puppy Clothes!

The pups graduated from litter collars to puppy collars yesterday. Here they're having dinner all decked out in their finest duds.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Picnic Dinner

Today the puppies had their first experience of the great outdoors. Here's their picnic dinner.
Picnic dinnerAnd then a snack...

You just have to play, too!
Playing outside!
But all of this is exhausting... Clonk!
Tired puppies
Tired puppies

PS - The pups didn't even notice that they had more room and new toys inside!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


The puppies began the great adventure of weaning today...
Weaning, Day 1

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bitey Face

The O puppies are starting to work out their pack hierarchy. The games start with "Bitey Face". Notice, though, what trumps bitey face...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


We call this the "Piranha Stage". They start weaning very soon...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Digs!

We has our first pool escapee last night. Thankfully we had a pen around the pool so the little wanderer didn't get too far. But that's a good indication that it's time for the pups to move into larger quarters.

Here's their new home...
New Digs!
And puppies checking out their new home...
Checking out the new home
All that work is tiring!All that work is tiring!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Very busy puppies!

The puppies are growing by leaps and bounds. They are getting very active.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

All Eyes Open!

The Os hit another milestone today. All of the pups have their eyes open. Eight of them are over three pounds and the last two are getting very close. The first of them, Mr. Orvis, will be at four pounds very soon, probably tomorrow.

We've started adding soft toys to the pool for them to encounter with supervision. Olha is particularly taken with the toys. She's gummed and licked all of them. The jack is her favorite.

Pups with toys!Pups with toys!

Olha and the jackOlha and the jack

Look Ma!  I can SIT!Look Ma! I can SIT!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Introducing! Two week old Os

Just in time for their two-week birthday, the O litter names arrived from CCI! Five of the O's are at or over 3 lbs, and the rest are between about two and a half and three pounds. These pups are huge! With no further ado, here are the names (remember, though, they're not official until CCI send the pups out to the regions--name changes do occasionally occur):

Red, YM: Orvis (over 3 lbs)
Blue YM: Odell (over 3 lbs)
Purple, YF: Osita (O-seat-a)
Neon Green, BF: Olha
Neon Pink, BF: Ocala (very close to 3 lbs)
Brown, BM: Olan (over 3 lbs)
Light Pink, BM: Orzo
Orange, YM: Opie (over 3 lbs)
Dark Green, BM: Ortega (over 3 lbs)

We've only had one puppy in three other litters (28 pups total) that had reach 3 lbs at two weeks old...

Here are the proud Os at two weeks old:

The Os at Two Weeks

Here's the lunchtime food fight:

And Mama Dawna taking a much deserved rest:

Dawna taking a break

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Getting Bigger and Bigger

The O's continue to amaze us with their size. They're not two weeks old yet. The biggest, O'My, gained 5 oz since yesterday and blasted through three pounds. Up to five of his siblings will join him today.

Here are current shots of some of the oinkers.


O'Lupin, O'Tau, O'Kelly and O'Keefe
O'Lupin, O'Tau, O'Kelly and O'Keefe



O'Mike and O'My
O'Mike and O'My


O'My and O'Pal
O'Pal and O'My

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mama and the Toddlewalkers

The caption says it all. Enjoy!