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Puppies new homes and new names

Posted by Sue Hudson on March 30, 2011 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

The puppies all left us between 8 and 9 weeks and have all gone to lovely new homes.

Frosty became Indi and has gone to live with Jo and Paddy in Suffolk. He shares his home with 3 hens a cat and a horse.

Glitter became Finlay and is now living in Wales with Andy and Anne.

Ho-Ho is now Max and is happy playing with his football in Worksop along with his new Mum and Dad Jean and Martin.

Ivy is now known as Star and she shares her life in Aylesbury with Maureen and George and their 4 other beardies.

Jingle became Bert and he shares his life in Norfolk with Carol, Kevin, Jacob and Hucks the beardie X.

Kracker is now Roxie and she has gone to join her big sister Cleo, along with Alison and Terry, in the New Forest .

Little Lord became Pharley and he shares his life with his big brother Jester in Suffolk, along with Jan, Mary and Aaron.

Merry became Luna and she is also living in Aylesbury and is the pride and joy of our daughter Megan and her fiance Nick.

Many thanks to them all for giving loving homes to our beardie pups.

 

 

7 weeks old

Posted by Sue Hudson on February 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM Comments comments (0)

Week 7

Posted by Sue Hudson on February 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Not a lot of difference this week apart from the puppies being a bit bigger.  They are keeping us on our toes. :roll:

 

The weather thankfully has been a lot drier and so the puppies have had a fair amount of play in the garden. Healey has taken a liking to Ivy and they have been playing a lot together :).

 

We had a fair amount of struggles trying to trim all nails but got there in the end. :/

 

We have had more visitors again this week and hopefully now have homes pending for all 8 puppies. :)

 

Week 6

Posted by Sue Hudson on January 31, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

We had lots of visitors this week and the puppies all get excited when anyone goes into the room with them.  They like to bite at toes and ankles and have sharp little teeth.

 

The whelping box was removed at the end of last week and they have a large pen plus crate to play and sleep in.

 

They enjoy playing with toys but seem to prefer puppy tumbles together.  They drink regularly from their water bowl and so far haven't managed to tip it over :)

 

The weather hasn't been suitable for playing in the garden but the puppies have had a short while out there towards the end of the week.

 

Inca is still giving them the odd top up feed and she stands while they all sit beneath her wagging their tails.  One of Inca's teats seems to have given up on the milk production or is not easily accessible because there is usually one puppy running round in circles around her.   They are all gaining weight and eat well at meal times.

 

Puppies were given a 2nd dose of worming suspension at the start of the week.

 

 

Week 5

Posted by Sue Hudson on January 17, 2011 at 5:24 PM Comments comments (0)

Today the puppies are 4 weeks old and so we go into our 5th week. 

 

They now are in a re-arranged nursery and have their whelping box to play in, a crate and bed to sleep in and lots of space to run around in and make lots of mess! 

 

Lots of little teeth have been breaking through and quite often the puppies can be seen gnawing on a puppy panel :) 

 

They have a collection of toys to play with, their favourites being the cardboard tube and the yogurt pot!

 

The puppies have gradually been getting used to solid food and are now on 4 meals a day.  They start with weetabix for breakfast, have Purina puppy food for lunch, scrambled egg at tea time and more Purina in the evening.

 

All the puppies are now over 3lb in weight and are very steady on their feet.  They come running when called and love to use us as a climbing frame when we sit on the floor with them.

Week 4

Posted by Sue Hudson on January 11, 2011 at 12:18 PM Comments comments (0)

The puppies are now 3 weeks old and have had their first dose of worming suspension.  Not knowing what was happening, they all took it quite well - I don't expect that will be the case next time!

 

We have also started weaning and the pups have enjoyed tasting some weetabix mixed with a little Whelpi milk.  They all ate hungrily and got into the bowls feet first, ending up in a lovely mess.:)  None of them complained with the wash that followed and were soon all snuggled up asleep.

3rd week

Posted by Sue Hudson on January 8, 2011 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (0)

The puppies are almost 3 weeks old now and this week they have all opened their eyes.  They get up and walk about on all fours and make their way to the newspaper end of the whelping box for a pee :)

 

They have begun to bark and play mouthing games with each other.

 

Yesterday they all had their nails trimmed so hopefully their 'paddling' will be a bit more comfortable for Inca.

 

They are getting a bit too big for the ready basket and can climb out of it.  It won't be long before they can get out of the whelping box and so the pig rails will be taken out soon.

 

We have had lots of family and friends visitors this week to see the puppies and have also set up a web cam so others can enjoy watching them at this young age.

 

Healey is getting more curious and likes to spend time on guard in the whelping room with his younger siblings.  Skye still keeps a distance.

 

Inca chilling out in the ready basket::roll:

2nd week

Posted by Sue Hudson on December 30, 2010 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The puppies are now 11 days old and have doubled their birth weight.  Some of them are now standing and beginning to walk on all four legs, staggering for a few paces like little drunks!

 

Skye and Healey have both popped their heads into the whelping room to take a look and have a little sniff but didn't hang around for long. 

 

Inca is spending more time out of the box during the day and is looking forward to going for a walk.

 

We are now nearing the end of week 2 and some of the puppies have opened their eyes and we have also heard one or two little barks :)

Christmas Day

Posted by Sue Hudson on December 26, 2010 at 1:58 AM Comments comments (0)

At today's weigh-in two of the girls Kracker and Merry hadn't gained any weight from yesterday so we're making sure that they get first pickings each time today.  They do all seem very content.

 

Inca enjoyed some time out of the whelping room to help Skye and Healey open Christmas presents.  She particularly liked running around with a squeaking/laughing toy.  She was also very quick to pull her cracker and eat the contents!

 

Inca has a bit of tummy runs so we have cut out the milky water today and also re-introduced some of her normal kibble.  She hasn't been eating quite as much today.

First 3 days

Posted by Sue Hudson on December 24, 2010 at 1:37 AM Comments comments (0)

All the puppies are feeding well and gaining weight; 3 of them have reached the 1lb mark and the others not far behind.  Inca is doing well and is sleeping more than she did with her first litter.  Also eating well.

 

Kracker was born with some black pigment on her nose and now some of the others are beginning to get little black spots.  They all make lots of noise, especially the girls - I noticed this last time - no comments please gentlemen!

 

The puppies have also had their first few visitors - a couple of family members and a close friend.  Inca is relaxed and happy to have visits from people she knows well.


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