Saturday, June 27, 2009

Due Date Mix Up

Minnie Update
All week I have been worrying and fretting about Minnie's pups.
Friday I decided to call the vet,
as I was getting ready to call the vet I went to my calender to double check dates and went beet red.
Some how I only counted out 8 weeks instead of 9 weeks.
So Minnie isn't actually due until This coming Wed.
Minnie is doing well, getting lots of treats and cuddles.

I am both embarrassed and Relived that I miss counted when Minnie was Due. Minnie generally has her pups early so I was very concerned when she was late.

Minnie said she wouldn't tell If I gave her extra treats!
More Soon,

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fancy Found Her Family!

Fancy has found her forever family in Clinton.

If you are still looking for a puppy Minnie is Due to deliver this week.
I will update the blog as soon as she delivers.
Ta For now,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fiona and Fancy are 8 weeks old!

I am happy to let every one know that Fiona has found her forever family. She has been renamed Sophie and is looking forward to going home tomorrow evening.

Little Fancy is still looking for her forever family. She is positive she will find them soon.
Fancy is a very active puppy who loves to do tricks.

Fancy Loves to entertain and be the center of attention.

I hope to find time over the weekend to photograph the puppies having a bath and grooming. We shall see how the weekend shapes up.
We are also looking forward to Minnie having puppies the middle of next week.
Ta For Now

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trip to the Park

This is such a great shot! This is the best description of Fancy and Fiona. Fancy is always the circus clown, she always makes me laugh. Fiona is a princess, she plays the part just perfect too.

Action Shot!
Fiona going down the slide. Always have someone at the bottom of the slide ready to catch, just in case.

How do we get down?
Lots of slides are too high for puppies to jump down safely so we always give them a hand.

After all that exploring Fancy is ready for a nap.

Puppies love to chew and our Princess Fiona is always checking things out.
A firm NO and a distraction always does the trick to stop unwanted chewing behavior.
Our Pictures from the park.
More Later

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fiona And Fancy are 6 weeks old!

Fiona and Fancy have had a very busy week. This week they enjoyed a trip to the park, their first visit to Petsmart and a trip to the vet. They also enjoyed rolling around in the mud right after their bath. Ah the joys of being a puppy!

This is Fiona and Goofy. Goofy is one of our puppy training cats. He is very good with the puppies and teaches the puppies everything they need to know about cats.

We always keep our puppies until they are 8 weeks old because between the ages of 6 and 8 weeks of age they learn lots of social skills from each other and the other Bichons we have at home. Right now they are learning that biting hurts! As their teeth come in they become very nippy, by biting each other they learn what it feels like to be bitten. If they try to bite an adult Bichon they receive a Warning to stop. If they bite a cat they get scratched.
Dexter doesn't mind being bitten but I do!
This little play fight only lasted a minute and then the puppies were off chasing again.

Here is a cute picture of Fancy. She is a charmer.

Here is a picture of our little princess Fiona.
It is a lot of fun watching them grow up, but a lot of hard work too. This week they started sleeping in their own kennels. Fiona is having a harder time getting used to the idea of being alone at night. During the day when they are tired we often find them sleeping in Rose or Minnie's kennel.
Kennel training is a great tool for potty training. The main rule is when you are not spending time with the puppy she goes into her kennel(plastic ones work best). A dark kennel is like a den, I like to tell children that the kennel is your puppies room. At about 9 pm they go to bed and first thing in the morning they go out to potty( I bring out a cup of coffee). They tinkle and then play for 10 min before they have a BM. I love being able to start potty training in good weather. After having 15-20 min of play time they are ready to eat and then nap. Whenever we go to town they also spend time in the kennel. It is important that puppies always go strait outside when they leave the kennel(unless the door was left open), even if they were only locked in for a few minutes. The puppies also use their kennel when they go for a ride in the car. Ok, enough about training More Pictures Please!

More Pictures of Fiona and Fancy
I will add some pictures of the girls at the park later this week.
Ta for now!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fiona and Fancy are 5 weeks old!

Fiona and Fancy are 5 weeks old!

This week they discovered Dexter our pot bellied pig. Dexter loves puppies!

Dexter has two main reasons to love puppies. First he loves when they spill food and he gets to clean up the mess! Second he loves when puppies crawl all over and chew on his ears and feet! I am not sure why but whenever a puppies gets close to Dexter he lies down. Dexter will gladly spend hours entertaining puppies.

The puppies have also been spending time terrorizing all the other dogs. Winnie is visiting from Minnesota and has been a target all week. This weekend they had her doing the splits.

Minnie has been the favorite snuggle aunt this week (she is due to have a litter of puppies late this month). Fawkes always gets the puppies involved in a game of tag. Mamma Rose has been wrestling with the puppies.

Daddy Saul has introducing the puppies to all the fun things on the farm to check out.

Fancy is very fancy with beige ears. Fancy is also the puppy to choose if you want a dog to do tricks. She already has 2 tricks that always get attention. She is a little more active, always getting into things. I think Fancy will be a little more work, she will want to learn tricks and be the center of attention. She is always making me laugh.

Fiona is like a proper princess she is very pretty and laid back. She waits for things to come to her. Don’t get me wrong like a proper princess she can make a stink when she doesn’t get her way, but she doesn’t do it often. Fiona will make a great dog for someone who has to leave her alone when they go to work. She always gets and AWWW!

This week the puppies are starting leash training. To start we let the puppies walk us and then we gradually change roles. The puppies are also starting kennel training without mom. This week they will sleep together in a kennel and next week they will start sleeping alone. To finish up their busy schedule they will have at least 2 trips to the park, and they are very excited to meet the vet.

Click here for more fun pics of the pups.

Ta For Now!