Saturday, April 25, 2015

Big Pups

At 3.5 weeks, Nessa's babies had their first meal today. Fromm Puppy Kibble soaked in Goats Milk, then smashed into a gruel. Instead of putting food on my fingers for the pups like I have with past litters, I just set the bowl down and called to them. Immediately three of them came to the bowl and started licking. Eventually they all had a good amount, and they figured it out so quickly!! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Letterbomb - American Idiot - Pittsburgh Regional Premiere

No, it's not all dogs around here. We're also incredibly proud of our kids! Here's our daughter Isabel as Whatsername in the Green Day musical, American Idiot, earlier this month with Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

Barbet Puppy

Three Weeks Today!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Claire's Puppies, One Week and Two Days :)

Claire's pups are sporting their new collars with dots to differentiate them from Nessa's litter. These puppies are doing really well, and Claire enjoys doting on them.
Boy, Girl
Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl

This is not an illusion. Claire's Light Blue boy is as big as Nessa's puppies that are one week older! Nessa's puppies weigh between 731g and 937g and this boy weighs 874g. He's a hulk! Claire's other pups weigh from 530g to 674g. 

Nessa's Two Week Old Puppies

Yesterday's snippet of video was so popular with the puppy families that today I've put up a longer clip. These puppies are really getting around! You can really see the importance of the pig rail around the box near the end when Nessa comes in and lays down on top of one of the babies. This rail allows the puppy to be safe under the rail where it is protected from the full weight of mom. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunshine Pups

Today we took advantage of the wonderful sun and warm weather and took the older puppies outside for about ten minutes. They seemed to love their time in the sun! The orange boy's eyes are now starting to open. They are really beautiful puppies.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nessa's Girls

Here are three of Nessa's girls. So sweet! These puppies are now up and wobbling around the box on their little legs. Pretty soon they'll be opening their eyes!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Portraits of Barbet Puppies -- Nessa x Murdoch

Here they are, at one week and two days, the 8 beautiful puppies of Nessa and Murdoch

Nessa's Blue Girl

Nessa's Red Boy

Nessa's Yellow Girl

Nessa's White Girl

Nessa's Light Blue Boy

Nessa's Green Girl

Nessa's Orange Boy

Nessa's Purple Girl