The puppy pen is empty. Always a bittersweet feeling, but these pups were very ready to go home. After practicing leash training, and “sit” and “come” the last few days, we knew they were ready for their families, we’d done about all we can with them here. All three pups went to families that had returned to us for a second pup, so they’ll each be going home to furry relative to greet them!
We’re thankful for each family that trusted us with their new family member and we pray for Happy Ever After! Because of this litter and the families that supported us, we were able to give $900.00 to Amazima Ministries to help kids in Uganda continue to live. Thank you to the Motes, Matthew and Patrick, and the O’Briens!
xo, Mary and our family team
April 14, 2021 – Lizzy and Leo’s pups are six weeks old now and doing very well. They’re so big, as standard size pups, that we keep forgetting they’re still so young. 🙂 Mama Lizzy has gone home now to her forever guardian family because the pups were ready and had become so independent of her. They are fully eating kibble, practicing crate training daily and we’ve started them on leash training as well. Sound conditioning continues, as well as being comfortable with vacuums and blow dryers. Here are the pictures we took today!
April 7, 2021 – Lizzy’s pups are exactly where we want them to be at five weeks old. They are very affectionate and attached to humans, they are smart and are gaining in confidence daily. They are now eating puppy kibble and are separating from mama quickly. They are bigger for their age, due to it only being three of them and getting so much extra food from the start. They seem advanced due to their growth and size. They are very sweet pups and everyone here loves them! We started them on leash training and crate training. So far, so good! Time is flying by here! Here they are at five weeks old.
March 31, 2021 – Lizzy and Leo’s pups turned four weeks old today …. and they are big! They are weighing in today between seven and eight pounds. True standard size pups! They are still sleepy most of the time, and though they are so big, they are pretty quiet and mostly just want to eat and sleep and be with mama still. They’re starting to become more active with wrestling and playing with each other a bit and it won’t be long before they are playing with toys and romping around. We bring them out for some play time daily now, but they seem to need a few more days to be really interested in exploring and playing. As a litter of three, they have all their needs met easily by just laying around and letting mama care for them. At this point, they’re kind of lazy, chilled out pups! We’re now working on conditioning them to blow dryers, and they seem unfazed by “scary” sounds we introduce them to. They sleep through thunderstorms and fireworks, vacuums, and sounds of loud traffic, to name a few. They are calm and gentle, and love most just to be held. They are really affectionate, licking our faces when we hold them. They love their humans! Here are the pictures we took of them today.
March 25, 2021 – Lizzy’s pups are becoming so alert and their eyes are fully open now and they are so cute! The pups are done with their bio-sensor program and now we’re getting ready for the next phase of conditioning to sounds. They are very close to being able to hear now! Here they are.
March 17, 2021 – Lizzy’s puppies are starting to open their eyes! It’s hard to capture in pictures at just the right time, because they don’t open them often, but sometimes we see them peek at this age. It won’t be long now before they are becoming a little more active and moving about. Still now, they mostly eat and sleep. They’ve doubled in size and are good eaters. Here they are at two weeks old!
March 10, 2021 – Lizzy’s puppies are doing very well and are gaining weight. Mama is happy and doing a great job, and the pups are now going through bio-sensor steps daily, as well as being held and massaged. Not much activity for a while yet, they just eat and sleep. 🙂 We’ve themed this litter our “L” litter to keep things simple. We welcome to our world….Luke, Lindsay and Laura!
March 4, 2021 – And here’s a few more pictures we took of the wee babies, just a couple days into their life journey. They’re doing well and now we have another group of pups to fall in love with. They will mostly sleep and eat over the next couple of weeks but we will post an update about once a week as we watch them develop. Their eyes will open at about two weeks old, and at three weeks they can hear. We’re excited to watch them grow. This is Lizzy’s final litter, and Leo McCoy’s first.
March 2, 2021 – Lizzy’s pups were a little late in arriving, so we made a couple trips to the vet to monitor and keep on top of everyone’s health and heartbeats and the vet successfully helped deliver three pups this evening via C-section when he said the timing was perfect. The litter wasn’t nearly as big as anticipated, but we are thankful for our three healthy, beautiful pups! They arrived with great weights, are healthy and strong, and latched on to mama quickly.
The pups include a dark chocolate boy, and a parti-cream/apricot girl and an apricot/caramel girl.
Mama Lizzy and her pups are being meticulously cared for by our dear friends, nearby. They’ve helped us with many of our litters for years, and sacrifice sleep in these earliest days to monitor a big mama like Lizzy, to make sure she doesn’t accidentally lay on or crush a pup. They’ll start the pups on their daily bio-sensor routine in a few days to start their earliest conditioning. We’re very thankful to have their help so we can stay focused on our pups that are here. Lizzy and the pups will come to us in a few weeks so that we can work with them through all the next conditioning steps until they are ready to go to their forever homes at the end of April.
Here they are, only several hours old!