Bella Dulce Goodness Gracious & Bella Dulce de Nobleza
had six beautiful puppies on November 22nd, 2019.
The litter of six puppies shortly following their birth.
The puppies 3 days following their birth.
Gracie & Noble had six puppies on November 22nd, 2019.
Gracie is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She is very calm and relaxed with the puppies for a 'first time' mom. She seemed to understand that she had to stay with the puppies and care for them all the time instead of being with the family in the main areas of the house. We spend a lot of time with her in the whelping room to keep her company during this time where the puppies have to remain in a heated whelping room.
Gracie & Noble's puppies are one week old. Gracie watches over the puppies and observes us as we handle them, but is completely trusting of us as we assist with the care of the puppies. She is very confident for a 'first time' mom and very relaxed while we handle the puppies. She trusts us completely and has fallen asleep at times during the weighing process when we weigh each puppy daily and remove them from the whelping box for a few seconds. She sleeps with them, nestles them, and cleans them with much devotion. She does not mind when we help clean the puppies and arrange them to nurse.
We have chosen a 'Thanksgiving and Christmas Foods' theme for the puppies.
The girl: Cinnamon
The boys: Pumpkin, Marshmallow, Sweet Potato, Biscuit, and Clove
The puppies began the early neurological stimulation "Super Dog" program developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia.
Gracie is great with any puppy. She is a fabulous mother and very attentive to the puppies. She enjoys staying with the puppies in the whelping box or sitting right outside the whelping box while watching them.
The puppies are two weeks old. Their favorite activities ... nursing and sleeping! Gracie is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She watches over them, sleeps with them, and cleans them with such devotion.
The puppies are just beginning to open their eyes and attempt to walk.
The puppies continue to participate in the "Super Dog" program, the early neurological stimulation for newborn puppies developed by Dr. Carmen Battaglia. They are exposed to a variety of music throughout the day.
Gracie and Noble's puppies are four weeks old.
Gracie is being a fabulous mother to the puppies. She watches over them closely, cleans them and feeds them with much attention. Gracie has been super relaxed about the entire process. She shares her pups with our adult dogs that are curious about her puppies, and welcomes their interaction and help with them. Charlotte and Patience are the primary helpers that are always eager to interact with the puppies.
The puppies have all opened their eyes, walk like puppies, wag their tails, and play with their siblings and toys.
They have all completed the 'Super Dog' program, an early neurological stimulation program. They are progressing with potty training with the 'Ugo Dog', 'Piddle Place' imitation grass mats, and 'piddle pads'. Although our pups hear many sounds with our family and adult dogs, the puppies listen to classical music, several 'puppy sounds' tracks, children's music, and a variety of other music throughout the day.
Although we place toys in the whelping box for the puppies to explore during the early morning and evening, we have also introduced several soft semi enclosed mats and crinkle tunnels that fit inside the whelping box. They are introduced to new toys, objects, and mild obstacles each day. They are also given individual time daily.
They are all beginning to show interest Gracie's food when we feed her while they are nursing.
The puppies have begun to spend the entire day with us in the family room this week.
Biscuit fell asleep when the pictures were being taken :o)
Clove also fell asleep when the pictures were being taken :o)
The puppies are 6 weeks old. They spend the day in the family room with our family and our adult dogs. All the adult dogs visit the pups often in the family room. They are all doing beautifully with using the Piddle Place and Ugo box. The puppies have begun having visitors. Gracie enjoys showing off the puppies and also being showered with attention.
Gracie and Noble are always happy to share their puppies with all of us, visitors, and our adult dogs. Our youngest dog, Mia enjoys entering the pen and interacting with them. Gracie tends to watch closely to ensure that Mia and the other adult dogs are being gentle with the puppies.
The puppies had their first taste of thickened goats milk from our Nigerian Dwarf goats. They were eager to taste it and very skilled at drinking it. Gracie is always happy to participate in 'clean up' since she also enjoys the goats milk.
Pumpkin was intrigued with the dangling mirror.
Marshmallow favored a stuffed chick during play time.
The pups are seven weeks old. They are beginning to learn that Gracie does not wish to nurse them full time and thus are having to eat 'big doggie' food. They are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Gracie continues to be a wonderful mother to the puppies. She spends a lot of time with them and still allows them to nurse on occasion. They all have quite a number of teeth. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like a large variety of toys, a toddler play slide, a toggle board, and tunnels. They are a fun group of puppies!
The puppies are nine weeks old. They eat well, are very reliable with the potty, and love to play with the 'big' dogs. Gracie continues to be a wonderful mother to the pups. She spends a lot of time with them. They love to play on agility equipment. They all like toys, tunnels, empty cardboard boxes, and several motorized cars that we can move throughout their play area. Gracie and Mia encourage games of catch with each of them taking a toy, showing it to the puppies, and running away with the toy. The game usually results in Gracie ending it by giving each puppy a 'face wash'. The puppies seem to enjoy it and we are amused by their funny, wet faces after being licked by Gracie