...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.