Monday, August 23, 2010

Getting Ready to go home!

We have had a very busy week. The puppies have learned to crawl up and down the stairs to get in and out of the house.
They will now follow us into the house or out into the yard.
This is a big time saver and a lot of fun!
We had a fabulous open house weekend and all of the puppies have found their forever families.

This is Claire.
Claire is looking forward to going home with her family Wednesday.

This is Lizzy(formerly Lady).
Lizzy is looking forward to finding out what a Minnesota is.

Pixie is looking forward to being a Corn Husker, out in Nebraska.

Dash(formerly known as Wash) is very excited to be going home to live with his older half brother Buddy.

Bella(formerly Libby) is looking forward to getting mom all to herself for a week before she finds out what a Minnesota Gopher is.
I did put up pictures of the puppies at 6 weeks old.
I hope to take more pictures of the puppies today, as the puppies are now 7 weeks old. This weekend was just to busy to get photos with the garden, Kim moving back to the dorms and Kim's 20th birthday party. The puppies had a lot of fun playing with the Soft E, Com Sci, Math and Entomology students that came to the party.
I guess We had better run, Sam starts school this week so the puppies and I will be really busy this week as well.
Ta for now,

Friday, August 13, 2010

We went to the Park!

Yesterday the puppies were very busy. We went to the vet and had a check up and first set of shots. Then we went to Ames while Kim had glassblowing and tried to find a park that wasn't flooded to play in. It took about an hour to find a nice dry park to play.

This is Princess Libby. Libby is the only puppy from this litter still looking for her forever family.

Spike(formerly Wash), Pixie and Lady, look like Charlie's Angels!

Claire, Libby and Spike checking out the bubble.

Spike, Lady and Pixie playing at the park.
I uploaded about 100 pictures of the puppies playing at the park to our photo album. They are not labeled because it gets hard to tell them apart.

The puppies have been going out side for short periods of time because it is just soo hot, and we were only able to play at the park for about an hour because of the heat, so I thought it might be a good time to tell everybody a few tricks to help keep your puppy or dog cool.
My Favorite hot weather treat is a
soda bottle filled with water and then frozen
Puppies and Dogs can lay next to or on top of the bottle to cool off, they sometimes will chew on the bottle as well.
A Frozen Damp or wet towel
By soaking a towel and then wringing it out and tossing it in the freezer (in a plastic bag or box) gives your pet a cooling blanket on the really hot days.
Iced Water
Some dogs just love to chew on Ice but others just like a really cold drink when it is super hot.

Of course our adults just love the AC and only go outside for short periods of time. We keep lots of cold fresh water available at all times and have been giving the grown ups and puppies dry food soaked in water to give them just a little extra hydration during this really hot weather.
Thank Goodness it is supposed to cool off a little next week.
If you have any questions about our puppies, please feel free to send us an email at

Have a great week and stay cool!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Open House Weekend!

We are soo excited to be having our Last open house weekend of the year!

The puppies have been talking about it all week and are very excited to meet all the families that are coming to visit. The puppies are so excited to meet their new families and maybe get a new name.

This is our Prince Wash. Wash is a laid back little prince who loves to cuddle.

This is Princess Pixie.
Pixie is the smallest puppy of the litter but she doesn't let her size hold her back.

Princess Libby is a quiet laid back little girl. She doesn't stray too far from mom yet.

Princess Lady is our little super model, she loves to have her picture taken.
She also loves to be the center of attention.

This is Princess Claire (formerly Princess Scarlet). Claire has already picked out her family and is very excited to have a big family to go home with, maybe next year she will get to go on vacation to grandma's house too.
This week I took lots of pictures to share.
The puppies even posed for pictures with Dexter, our Pot Bellied Pig.

This weekend the puppies will have lots of firsts. The puppies will try on leashes and maybe some t-shirts. We will have lots of fun meeting new families and the puppies will taste all the shoe laces.
The puppies are looking forward to a busy weekend. We still have 2 puppies looking for their forever homes - please send me an email if you have any questions at

Have a great weekend!