For the Love of the Chocolate Clan.
|Posted by Pat on December 6, 2017 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Can you believe it, not only are our pups six weeks old, I also had to cut off the inquiries on Saturday, as we were getting so many applications. I would like to thank all those who inquired about our pups. I would like to thank all those who put in applications, as each and every one of you could have been selected as a forever family. However, we ran out of pups. So Congratulations to those we did select as our forever families. Here is the list (please let me know if I have got any of this mixed up):
Pink (Harley): Michella
Purple: Family X (Christmas surprise)
Miss Silver: Pat and Dave
Blue Paws: Mike
Teal Diamonds: Kirstein Family
Mr. Silver: Todd and Tyler
Teal Squares: Mat and Kathryn
Blue Stripes: Colleen and Dave
|Posted by Pat on November 29, 2017 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
Where has the time gone? We have been so busy the past two weeks. First we opened the nursery up to the hallway so the pups would have a bigger play area. Also it funnels them to the outside, so starting this past weekend with weather on the plus side of freezing we got them outside. Not for long, but at least they have seen the sky. And then we opened the nursery up to "Forever Families". And what a wonderful group of people to come and visit the pups. So there is no need to worry about these little guys and gals never seeing people, because they have come in all shapes and sizes. Thank you to all who have applied. Although we had a flurry at the start, there were a few weeks there when we were wondering where our homes were going to be. Then this past week, it has been difficult keeping all the requests and applications straight. So this weekend, I will take some time and get them all straightened out and our last homes approved.
The pups are so big now, Maggie stands to feed them. What a hoard! The pups have also learned to drink water. No fear there. And our upper hallway is now a play and crash area!
|Posted by Pat on November 19, 2017 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
Setting up the whelping room went very well. But with the transfer from the pool, more and more work to keep the pups clean now goes to Dave and Me. So we have been busy. As well we have been introducing solid food and it has been a hit and miss learning experience. Our two blue pups need no help in learning how to eat. But we have a few smaller pups that are a little slower at picking it up. They also were a little slower getting their teeth. Yes that is right, our pups now have razor sharp teeth and are starting to bite toes and one another. Nothing is safe from their jaws.
Another big thing is getting their collars. For those of you who have been following the pups so far here is the list of who's who.
Miss Pink Rear is now Miss Harley Pink
Miss Pink Right is now Miss Reflective Heart Pink
Miss Red Left is now just Miss Red
Miss Purple Right is now just Miss Purple
Mr. Blue Right is now Mr. Blue Stripes
Mr. Blue Left is now Mr. Blue Paws
Mr. Green Right is now Mr. Teal Squares
Mr. Green Left is now Mr. Teal Diamonds
Mr. White is now Mr. Silver
Mr. Yellow, was Mr. Black for awhile, and now is Mr. Camo
|Posted by Pat on November 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Puppies grow fast. In the past three weeks, they have transitioned from images on an x-ray to walking, talking, eating, seeing, and hearing. Maggie has been a tremendous Mom, keeping them fed and bathed. But as we transition them to puppy kibble, even she is having a hard time keeping up with the poop. So between food, poop, and ten pups, the whelping pool is getting too small. Today we are going to set up the whelping room as a nursery, and give everyone more room. This way we can hopefully get them to pee, poo and eat on the paper side, and play and sleep on the blanket side. Will keep you posted.
Blue right howling!
|Posted by Pat on November 8, 2017 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
The last couple of days have seen some tremendous changes in the puppies. They are changing from peanuts into pups. Their eyes are opening (so I don't like to take too many pictures unless they are sleeping). They are starting to stand and walk (mostly fall so they look kind of drunk). And some are interested in Mom's food.
|Posted by Pat on November 4, 2017 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
So it seems that I need to upload videos to YouTube and then create a link on the videos page. It has not been working quite the way I had hoped, so here is the link to the youtube channel. Hope it works.
|Posted by Pat on November 4, 2017 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
Time is just flying by for our pups. But who ever thought that when we did this breeding in August on a 25C day, that the pups would not even be a week old, and there is snow on the ground. So we have had to come up with a teat protector for Maggie. Don't want those feeders getting frost bite!
I am trying to keep the pictures up to date. But it seems the video has changed, so I am actually taking the videos with my phone and uploading to YouTube. I am trying to link on this website, but you can just keep checking out YouTube if this one does not work.:D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRrD0x10xhE&feature=em-upload_owner ;
|Posted by Pat on November 1, 2017 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
The puppies had made it through the first week of their lives. They are turning from peanuts into interesting beings learning to crawl and walk, and are getting quite vocal. Maggie is being a supper Mom, keeping them fed and clean.
|Posted by Pat on October 26, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
We are definitely Happy to announce the arrival of 6 healthy boys and 4 healthy girls at the Chocolate Clan.
|Posted by Pat on October 19, 2017 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Today was x-ray time. And yes we thought Maggie was getting big and yes we thought maybe another litter of 8....maybe. So do your best... there are eight for sure, and counts are 10 or 11 depending on what you attach to what. I guess Maggie and Bustin' don't have a fertility issue:lol:
Pups expected on the ground next Friday, if Maggie can hold onto them for that long!