I interrupt my attempt to get my blogging up to date with a little post about our puppies. It's amazing how these little guys have worked their way into our hearts and lives over the past weeks.
It will be so sad to see them leave and a little part of me is wishing I could throw caution to the wind and announce, oh let's just keep them all. But realistically, we couldn't manage having SEVEN DOGS! And now they are mobile I can't even imagine having to care for and round up so many dogs as they continue to grow and eat and play (and dig and bark and growl and fight)!!!
It's hard to believe looking back at these photos that they were so small. They have all developed their own little personalities now and are the most gorgeous little balls of fluff!
But there was a time they looked like this.
There eyes were shut fast and they barely moved. Just slept and fed.
The family is obsessed with them. And the puppies got loads of attention from the minute they were born.
All the kids claimed a puppy and named them. Capri named hers Max, Brandt's is Banjo, Jamison named his Nigel and this little fella is called Kenny..yep, you guessed it, Ken named him. And Kenny has become a family favourite.
The 5th one, a little white one, is apparently mine. He's a cute little bloke but hasn't got a name. Just "white one". And he's a pretty easy going, relaxed dude..
with a penchant for sleeping on his back!
So then they grew a little bigger. Their eyes started to open gradually. The black pigment darkened on their noses and ears and their black eyeliner defined their eyes. Oh and their fur grew!
But they still couldn't walk.
and they were showered with love and affection by all of us!
It took us forever to get them lined up like this and posing for the camera! They are so cute and participating in their favourite past time - sleeping!
They are a bit of a handful!
It was amazing to see how quickly these puppies develop. Here's Kenny able to lift his little head up..but he still can't walk and the pigment hasn't quite finished colouring his nose just yet..
The puppies sort of roll along at this age but don't venture out of their box/pen at all unless we bring them out. They are still quite active though despite the fact they don't have any control over their back legs!
And a couple of them even made an attempt at barking. It was the funniest sound you've ever heard and I think they shocked themselves as well!
Having been confined to their box for the first few weeks, we let them out to experience their first taste of being on the grass in our backyard!
Here they are... You can just SEE the excitement from all of them!!!!
Well at least Kenny was excited about his adventure.
Capri and Chelsea have played with the puppies all school holidays! Here they are trying to line them up for a puppy race in our front loungeroom.
they were a little hard to get organised.
a bit of yawning going on..
almost ready to start..Brandt thought he would help out..
and they're off and racing! Check out the speed and enthusiasm.
A big bundle of puppies..(shame this pic is so blurry!!)
and yes the girls had been swimming..check the zinc!
Wave for the camera Max.
and after all that activity..they were all tuckered out. And promptly fell asleep..all over the place.
and some of them like to be close to their mum.
And that's all for now. I'll be back with the most recent photos of these little fellas in another post soon.