Here are some of my favorite pictures taken when the puppies were 4-5 weeks old.
Pooooor fuzzy thing on a
string... these puppies thought
it was seriously asking to be
killed! We had some excellent
individual efforts and I was
especially impressed with
some of the teamwork that was
Chevelle was still willing to nurse the
babies but she had a couple rules... First
they had to exercise. ;D She would lead
them around the xpen for a few laps and
then sit down so they could get a few
swigs. When she figured they had had
enough, she'd just stand up, crow hop to
step over puppies, and be on her way.
Pretty soon the puppies got too big to
nurse sitting down, and so she
accommodated them at the stand up
bar. (It's even easier to make a getaway standing up!)
This is my Peach Puppy... She is a charmer and working
really hard to convince me she wants to stay here forever.
(I think she's winning too!) (This is Caprice)
If you remember the "beached whale"
puppy from the first week, you'll
recognize her here. Rose (in the
flowered collar) continues to be in the
upper percentile of the litter both in
growth, personality, structure, and
Mr. Blue, who started out as the smallest puppy in the litter, is now Mr. HUNK ... Larger than all the puppies, and with the bone structure to carry the weight too.
Here he is "up close and personal." I'm not sure if Blue
found the greasy kid stuff or just discovered the joys of
his water bucket on a hot day, but it's clear he had a
ball with it.
Every litter needs a big brother or sister
to show them the ropes, and Scooter has
proven himself to be a most excellent
puppy trainer. He loves to lead the puppy
pack on mad dashes across the yard...
They scamper after him with wild
abandon, thoroughly enjoying the chase.
Clearly the puppies enjoy his attention
Chevelle continued to be a loving
momma to her brood, but found
that she could love them in ways
that nurtured yet facilitated
weaning too... One smart girl she
This is my sweet Doodle boy
(as in Yankee .. check out the
ribbon). Like his poppa Sam,
he's a love and a half.
Is this a proper little Bouvier or what?? ;DD
Mr. Purple is a special puppy... last born and
the one I sweated over a bit in the first moments, so
it's especially nice to have him here and see him
grow into such a beautiful puppy. He is near
black... We'll see if it lasts. (Sorry girls... he's
already spoken for).
More puppy love.....
The puppies are in their sixth week and I can't imagine where the time has gone. I never stop
laughing at their antics or just sitting in awe of them as they explore and learn about their world.
Last evening I had to run an errand for a few minutes, and returned home not only the usually
Bouv greetings from the adult crew, but an instant lap full of nine very happy puppy wiggles too.
We never seem to run out of kisses and nibbles and ear snuffles in this crew.