It has been several weeks since I posted updated information on the puppies. Honor and Hero have both gone to wonderful new homes. Promise and Star are just waiting for the right families; we are enjoying the extra time with them. They love playing outside in the yard and running with the 'big dogs'. Star has mastered the back steps, but Promise waits until we carry her up--a real princess!
The puppies have been busy the last two weeks, getting baths, trying new toys, meeting new people and exploring different places. And of course, the first official visit to the vet and immunizations. They were all so very good for the exam and shot, and of course, charmed everyone they met.
The puppies are continuing to grow, getting more fur and learning to eat solid food and how to use a potty pad. This is the best litter I have produced; they are all healthy, outgoing, smart--and CUTE! Hero has become my pick; he and Honor both have blue in their eyes, which means they will likely lighten to a dark blue or silver at maturity. Promise is a darling little diva, with the spunk she has needed to deal with her bigger brothers. Star is the big silly puppy of the group--he loves to be played with and held. These puppies are all available with DNA-VIP through the UKC and registered with the CMA.
...Well, minus 12 hours or so. These babies have been quick to get up and on their tiny little legs. Hero
has emerged as the best explorer, first to get out of the box and willing to check out new things. Promise is the sweet little princess of the group. Star is the big teddy bear, likes to snuggle and a bit of a mama's boy. Honor is always in charge of whatever he can be.
The pups are continuing to grow and Cricket is being an excellent mom, keeping them clean and fed. With their eyes now open, they are beginning to crawl around their box to explore and play with their siblings. Promise is sweet and cuddly, Hero is mellow. Honor is still the alpha--we are working with him so he can learn to submit. Star has the longest coat at this point and looks as if he may be a bronze color rather than black.
It's been over a year since the last posting; Quinn has grown into a fine young man and passed all his health exams, receiving excellent scores on his eyes, heart and patellas. He and Cricket, who has also passed her health exams, welcomed their first litter into the world on May 26--3 boys and 1 beautiful little girl. We've been working with the babies, doing Early Neurological Stimulation until they are 14 days old. It's interesting to see how puppies this tiny respond to the exercises. The black and white boy is definitely an alpha type, even at this age. The others take the maneuvers in stride pretty well. They are all good doers, eating and sleeping and growing as they ought to.