Dasher (black boy)
Dancer (brindle girl)
Prancer (brindle girl)
Vixen (black girl)
Comet (brindle girl)
Cupid (black girl)
Donder (black girl)
Blitzen (black boy)
Puppies at 5+ weeks.
Mom with babies
Hannah loves being a mom.
Thanks to Denise for the first puppy pictures. Scrawny little things right now, but they will be plump soon with Hannah for a mom.
Hannah’s first litter we used puppy names starting with A and going through J. Last time it was K through S. This time we finish up the alphabet plus one. Mandy suggests that we use T through Z for the blacks and then something different for the brindle. So now we are taking suggestions for names. Some difficult letters this time.
(Update – one of the other girls is a dark brindle per Denise. So I need to revise that idea.)
Black boy T
Black girl U
Brindle girl V
Black girl W – oh my!
Dark brindle girl X
Black girl Y
Black girl Z
Black boy – start over with A?
The Pilot/Hannah puppies arrived this morning. Huge, tremendous thanks to Denise Waiting for volunteering to take this on for us.
Eight puppies: two boys and six girls! I believe there are seven blacks and one stripey one, though one of the pups above looks like it could be a dark brindle.
The first four born . . .
The first and the last born were the boys. We are really excited by this litter and can’t wait to see how they grow.
The last weekend of having all 9 puppies. They grow up so fast. The last few days they’ve been able to spend some time in the dog yard in the mornings and late evenings. It’s too hot mid-day. We carefully rigged shiny silver shade cloth over the exposed area of a kennel so as to be hawk resistant.
The long-suffering Hannah shouldn't have anything left, but they still try. And she lets them.
Opie: "I've got my daddy, nannee, nannee . . ."
So sweet when they're asleep.
Count down to lift-off. We have some ears that won't need much or any taping.
Oh, you again? Yes, her name has become "Opie" though we both have a tendency to call her "Oops".
Louie the Lunk with his bootiful bloo eyes.
Pick you up? Again? Why?
I promise: more puppy pictures tomorrow. Tomorrow they will be having chicken wings for the first time, so that should be interesting. Today we had several puppy-huggers come to visit. Late in the afternoon I decided that I should snap a few pictures.
Nate loved meeting his Auntie Louise. I believe that she was rather taken with him as well.
Aunties are tasty.
Juniper and her goofy boy-dog Chaucer. Chaucer is the blue version of his brother Huxley.
Chaucer spent what seemed like hours cleaning Hannah's face. And Hannah
Kacy daughter-and-clone Stormy, on her mom's old dog bed (sniff).