had a beautiful litter of puppies on August 12, 2016.
The girls and boys together.
Destiny & Benji had their puppies beginning at 1:03pm on August 12, 2016. Kevin had flown the previous evening with the children to Connecticut to visit his 99 year old mother. Since the children were not home, the morning chores including providing water to the chickens, cows, sheep and goats, checking on the large black hogs, and other tasks were accomplished hurriedly with a baby monitor in tote. Destiny handled it all like a trooper and waited patiently to begin 'true labor' until Jackie had returned to her and the household was settled. She delivered effortlessly and her maternal instincts were immediate. All the pups are nursing well. Destiny is doing a fabulous job with her puppies. The puppies are one week old in the pictures below.
Destiny's puppies are four weeks old. We have chosen to name them with a 'tree' theme in mind. This is Destiny's final litter. She is a very sweet girl and a wonderful 'bed buddy'. The puppies are beginning to learn to play, wag their tails very actively when they interact with us, and are making puppy sounds with each other. Destiny is a wonderful mother and just assumes the role of watching over them and taking care of them like a 'pro'. She allows the adult dogs to visit with the pups. The puppies have begun to spend the entire day with us in the family room.
Oak, a cream colored male.
Spruce, a black and tan male.
Elm, a black with white markings male.
Maple, a black with white markings female.
Willow, a cream colored female.
Although the puppies primarily 'wore' the homemade puppy food, they made a great effort at tasting it!
The puppies are five weeks old. They spend the day in the family room with our children and our adult dogs. Luna and Lili visit the pups often in the family room. Noble is very fond of any puppy and tends to them closely when we have visitors. He enjoys playing with them when they are very young. The pups have started eating homemade food, but they still prefer nursing. They are all doing beautifully with using the Potty Park and Ugo Dog box.
The puppies are six weeks old. It is very sweet to see them wag their tails with excitement early in the morning when we enter the room where they sleep at night. They spend the day in the family room with our children and our adult dogs. They all have at least a few teeth, so Destiny is encouraging them to eat solid food and nurse less often. The puppies still prefer nursing over solid food. They are very reliable with using their potty. They enjoy playing in a small wading pool full of balls, have discovered that toys rattle and squeak, and enjoy interacting with our adult dogs.
Oak explores a tunnel.
Elm is intrigued with the toy.
Maple rests on the wading pool that is full of balls.
Willow receives kisses from Maple.
The pups are seven weeks old. They eat well, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Destiny continues to be a wonderful mother to the puppies. She still spends a lot of time with them and allows them to nurse on occasion, but is working on having them weaned completely. They all have at least several teeth with some of the pups having many teeth. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like toys, run after squeaky, rolling balls, and enjoy their wading pool full of balls. We are savoring our time with both Destiny and her puppies since this is her final litter. They have been a true joy for us!
Willow shows off her dirty face after eating and having her face licked by her great grandmother, Lili.
The pups are eight weeks old. They are now eating their solid food very well, continue to be reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Their all time favorite playmate is January, our nine month old puppy that will soon have her very own page on our web site. All of our visitors gets to know January very well since she is so happy to share her exuberance and sweetness with everyone. The puppies enjoy having January as a playmate. Destiny continues to be a wonderful mother to the pups. She spends a lot of time with them and still allows them to nurse on occasion, but she is attempting to fully wean them.