WEEK 7

This week has been a bit of a long week.  We have puppies escaping every 2 minutes! We’ve never had this many able to climb out of the whelping box this early…oy!  They’re cute, but Ruby is ready for them to go, and i’m ready to get my Living Room back:)

Lots of outside play this week, their food intake is increasing rapidly, and well they are as cute as ever.  Their ears are getting so long, as are their legs!  Really starting to like miniature adult vizslas!  We’ve got pups being picked up this weekend and next.

Spotlights…

SHERBET:

TIGER:

AZURE:

VIOLET:

PERIWINKLE:

THE BULK:

FERN:

Candids….

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WEEK 6

Holy Smokes our time with these pups is nearly over!  We are absolutely thrilled with the caliber of families taking in our pups.  We can’t wait to see how wonderful these beauties do, and the happiness they will bring their families.  We sure love this breed, and love what we do.  Vizslas are a remarkable breed, and it’s such a privilege to watch how they fill the hearts in their homes.

SPOTLIGHTS-

SHERBET: This gal is fiesty.  Definitely the most playful gal in the bunch:)

TIGER: This guy is sweet and smart, he was one of the first to figure out the whole potty area!

AZURE: This little guy is growing quick!  He’s closing the gap in the size differential. he sure is gonna be tough learning to stand is own with pups twice his size!

VIOLET:  This sweetit is average size, average energy level, and has such a fun personality.

PERIWINKLE: This girl gets really into her play as well.  She gives her shadow a total run for it’s money! haha. such a cute sweet girl! Very attentive and very aware.

THE BULK: SO SO playful this one.  He is just barely holding onto the biggest pup position.  He so enthusiastic in his play, and probably has THE wiggliest bum i’ve ever seen:)

FERN:

CANDIDS:

I’m always super careful about the pups playing with ropes. (they can chew it into pieces and that has the potential of getting caught in their intestines)  i kept my eyes on them though, and they loved playing with it.  It was long enough that they could all play with it at the same time and it was too adorable.  The Bulk, Tiger, and Sherbet all really got a kick out of playing with the tennis ball too.  These little cuties always look forward to their yard time. They get about half an hour of time in the backyard 3 times a day.  They are almost completely weaned, and are on dry food.  They’re just growing up too fast!

Week 5

This week has flown just as all the rest.  I was waiting to post because I was having some technical difficulties with my photo program, but I have yet to resolve the issues-so i apologize if the pictures are a bit rough!  These pups have spent more and more time awake and wrestling one another.  Their personalities are really starting to pop and we will be starting puppy picks.  They are doing great on puppy food and Ruby has kicked up the notch on weaning this week.  I don’t blame her, those teeth and nails are brutal!

SHERBET:

TIGER:

AZURE:

VIOLET:

PERIWINKLE:

THE BULK:

FERN:

now for the always entertaining candid shots…

They are interacting well with one another figuring out their boundaries. Learning how to work out their little tuffs, and how hard is too hard to bite one another.  They’ve reached the stage where they just CRAVE human attention, so we’ve been giving them lots of love.  They also just use every moment of their playtimes outside and then crash once they’re back inside.  Potty training is moving right along. We’ve had some repairs we’ve had to make to the potty platform outside but all the moisture has been delaying those, so the pups haven’t had access to the platform, but we’re hoping in the next few days we’ll have that available to them.

Week 4 Means Time To Explore…

Friday was very eventful for these little cuties.  They got another bath, they got their first taste of puppy food  and they got to go exploring outside for the first time as well, and got some more outside play in saturday, sunday, and today!  It’s always so fun watching them take in all the new sights, sounds, and smells. A couple of our new famlies visited the pups this week.  It’s always fun having families come visit.  We really are always so impressed with the families, and feel blessed that our pups go into such good homes!

SHERBET:

TIGER:

AZURE: this guy is still super small compared to his siblings but he is now 6x the size he was at birth!  It’s so funny to see him try and wrestle with the biggest ones!

VIOLET:

PERIWINKLE:

THE BULK:

FERN:

 

candids…

 

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One of my favorite things each litter is when we introduce outside and food for the first times….. always so entertaining!

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week three

Time is just flying by with these little cuties.  The pups are slowly getting used to the idea of using the potty area. They’ll be pros in no time!  This week they have really seem to have just grown a ton.  They are really starting to interact with one another, and its oh so fun to watch.

SPOTLIGHTS-

SHERBET:

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TIGER:

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AZURE:

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VIOLET:

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PERIWINKLE:

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THE BULK:

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FERN:

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Some cuteness for you to enjoy:)

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WEEK 2 IS THROUGH…

Another week has flown by!  These pups are 2 weeks now!  Their eyes are opened or opening, they are walking pretty well, and doing a lot less worming and crawling:)

Now that their eyes are opened we’ll be moving them to the potty area as we see them needing it.  Hopefully by next post we’ll be able to report that they are taking themselves to the potty area when they need to go!

Spotlights-

SHERBET:

TIGER:

AZURE:

VIOLET:

PERIWINKLE:

THE BULK:

FERN: this girl was nearly impossible to get a good shot of her face. she was in exploration mode!

It’s so cute to watch their little puppy pile migrate around the whelping box as they try to climb under and over one another and secure the perfect nap position.  Now that their eyes are open their movements seem a little more intentional. The little purrs and cries are sounding more like growls and barks.  We catch our kids and ourselves saying “AWW”  everytime we pass the whelping box.  Let’s face it everything puppies do is cute! Except poop, pooping is never cute in my opinion.  Right before we had a family come visit the pups saturday morning one of them decided to diarrhea (i’m assuming it was the pup that had the position at the top of the pile) and it got everywhere and on each of the puppies.  Needless to say they got their first bath that morning:) I usually try to get pictures of that, but it was a little rushed…

As always here are some candids from this week.

WEEK 1 DONE!

Surviving week 1 really does feel like a major accomplishment right now! Haha. I was actually talking to someone on the phone this week.  They said “You have a 7 week old baby and a litter! You’re crazy. I love it!”   I really am crazy, but that’s how my brain works. I have to have a million things going on at once.  We’ve been watching my sister’s 5 month old Great Dane too, so that has added to our crazy factor:)  Between the Great Dane pup, and Rusty i’ve been going on 3-4 walks a day pushing our 3 seater stroller with our new born strapped to my chest. I’m sure it’s quite the sight.  Don’t worry though, these little pups have still had plenty of love, and Ruby is keeping their bellies full, and their bums clean:)

Let’s start with our puppy spotlights…

SHERBET: This funny gal kept scrunching her face while i was taking pictures…you can kind of see it in the left photo!

TIGER:

AZURE: This little guy is going strong and is almost double his birth weight already!

VIOLET:

PERIWINKLE:

THE BULK:

FERN:

Jeff had set up the puppy appointment for their tail dockings and dew claw removals for Wednesday at 4:30. Wednesday is his short day at work and he was gonna take them while I stayed home with the kids.  Well just like anytime we have an appointment or something important going on, Jeff’s workday got hijacked and I was gonna have to take the pups (i’ve had to do this before with 4 kids in tow).  Thank goodness I had a good friend who was willing to watch the 4 older kiddos until Jeff could get home so i just had to take the new babe with me.

here are the pups loaded up in the basket ready to go to the vet…

They did great. We love our vet, he did a wonderful job as always! I’m always amazed that i weigh the pups one night. The following day they have a 1/3 of their tail cut off and their dew claws cut off as well, but when i weigh them that night they have GAINED weight still. I guess Ruby is just doing a real good job of plumping them up.

Here are some fun candids from this week.

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Spring Litter Is Here…

Ruby held onto these pups a little longer than I expected her to. Thursday morning I took Ruby’s temp and it had dropped to 98.6.  anytime it has dipped below 99 we’ve seen pups within a matter of hours. We had a crazy day though with screaming cranky kiddos, and i think she was 2nd thinking bringing pups into this world! haha.  Then the next morning my sister dropped off her great dane pup Jaeger for us to watch for 10 days, so i think that stressed Ruby out too so she continued to hold onto those pups. We were rushing around the house prepping for our family coming into town for Easter.  They got to our house around 10;30 pm and i like to think Ruby thought ‘holy crap i’m gonna have these pups before anyone else shows up!’ She started contracting hard all of a sudden on our laps while we were catching up with our guests.  We actually had to lift her into the whelping box cuz the contractions were so strong she was having trouble walking over and climbing in.

SHERBET-11:11p the first pup arrived, a female weighing in at 12.4oz

TIGER: 11:32 the 2nd pup arrived on the scene. He was completely limp, his lungs must have just been filled with fluid.  We had to work hard for 10 minutes to resuscitate him! He eventually started breathing on his own, and was able to start feeding off of mamma within the hour:)  This little miracle was 12.1oz.

AZURE:  Ruby was in the groove because the next pup got here at 12:02 am it was a male. This itty bitty boy weighed 6.6oz (1/3 the weight of our largest pup).  I’ve been keeping a close eye on him, insuring he gets a nipple and have done a few supplementary bottle feeds.

VIOLET: Ruby took a little break, and we weighted a over 2 hours for this miss to arrive.  2:25 am Violet made her debut and weighed in at 13.5 oz.

PERIWINKLE: Another girl followed at 2:47am weighing 12.5 oz

THE HULK: this massive pup arrived at 3:11 am and weighed 1lb. .4 oz!

FERN: Ruby took another 2+ hr break and then another gal joined us at 5:21am weighing 14.4 oz.

I stayed up until atleast 7am making sure Ruby was definitely done whelping. We knew there was for sure 7 pups, but thought there might be an 8th one in there.   It’s been a crazy few days, with Easter, nightly weigh ins, and my occasional bottle feeding Azure in conjunction with the rest of my daily responsibilities of having 5 kids and being a stay at home mom- but it’s such a joy to be able to provide families with these wonderful pups! All the pups are consistently gaining and Ruby is just so in love with her babes:) We will be headed to the vet tomorrow afternoon to do their tail dockings and dew claw removals, so more excitement yet to come this week.

Here are some candids from the last couple days…a little cuteness to hold you off until saturday’s weekly post!

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Week 7

Its a bit surreal that week 7 is gone and passed, and we are amidst week 8. 2 of the puppies have already been picked up (Brick and Clover) and the rest will quickly follow suit!  It has been another great litter.  We couldn’t be happier with the wonderful families that are taking on this new and exciting adventure with us!  The pups have been getting playtime out in the yard about 3 times a day, and have been LOVING it even though the temps have been super low.   The snowfall didn’t stop them from exploring and wrestling with one another.  I went 3 days without having to change the bedding OR  clean the indoor potty area because these champs were either holding it till their backyard fun, or were doing their business on the potty platform.  I’m super excited to hear how well the pups transition into their new homes and flourish potty training wise.

Spotlights!

BRICK: this guy is currently putting down roots in Mapleton UT… and this dude got picked up before I got the chance to get the spotlight photos taken (life is super HECTIC right now) so here is my favorite candid of him this week.

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CLOVER: officially a Lehi UTAH resident

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JET: this guy is CALIFORNIA bound

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AZURE: will be flying to his new home in Parker COLORADO later this week!

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ARCTIC: this handsome fella will soon call Bountiful UTAH home

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PEWTER: this guy won’t be heading too far from here in Magna UTAH

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SUNNY-will be soaking up the “sun” in CALIFORNIA

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RUSTY: this cute guy is headed north to IDAHO

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Like i said we’ve gotten in a lot of outside playtime, so all of our candids are from outside this week.20000101-img_869120000101-img_869620000101-img_869920000101-img_870420000101-img_870520000101-img_870620000101-img_871120000101-img_871520000101-img_871920000101-img_872220000101-img_872520000101-img_913620000101-img_913820000101-img_913920000101-img_914020000101-img_914220000101-img_914420000101-img_914520000101-img_914720000101-img_914920000101-img_915220000101-img_915720000101-img_915920000101-img_916020000101-img_916120000101-img_916420000101-img_916620000101-img_917620000101-img_917720000101-img_918020000101-img_918120000101-img_918220000101-img_918820000101-img_919620000101-img_920720000101-img_921220000101-img_921720000101-img_922120000101-img_922620000101-img_922820000101-img_923220000101-img_923320000101-img_923820000101-img_923920000101-img_924120000101-img_924620000101-img_925520000101-img_925820000101-img_926020000101-img_926920000101-img_927120000101-img_927320000101-img_927820000101-img_927920000101-img_928020000101-img_928420000101-img_928620000101-img_928820000101-img_929220000101-img_929820000101-img_929920000101-img_930320000101-img_933920000101-img_934020000101-img_934220000101-img_934320000101-img_934420000101-img_934520000101-img_934620000101-img_934920000101-img_935120000101-img_935220000101-img_935320000101-img_935420000101-img_9358