Northstar Bella Dulce Liliana (Lili) & Starborn Bella Dulce Rey Juan Pequeno del Futuro had five beautiful pups on February 3, 2011.
Lili with her five pups. She had three boys and two girls. Our children chose the Disney series about puppies, called 'Buddies' (Air Buddies, Snow Buddies) as our theme for temporary names.
The boys: Buddah, B-Dawg, and Mudbud.
Megan carries B-Dawg.
The girls : Budderball and Rosebud. Budderball is black & tan. Rosebud is black with some white markings.
Buddah and B-Dawg snuggle. Buddah is a gold brindle with white markings. B-Dawg is a Black & Tan Irish Pied.
The pups turned one week old today. They are all vigorous and doing well. Lili is a fabulous mother and takes excellent care of the pups.
Mudbud takes a nap after nursing. He is a Black & Tan Irish Pied.
The pups are now 2 weeks old. They have all opened their eyes and are beginning to walk like puppies. They are curious and have begun to investigate the litter boxes in their whelping box, and several of them have peeked outside the whelping box. We spend time each day handling them, kissing them and having them 'sniff' us. Luna and Precious visit Lili and the puppies daily.
Buddah, a Gold Brindle male. His face looks almost identical to Lili's photos as a newborn pup. We call him Blaze because the name just seemed to fit with his unique markings.
Megan carries one of the puppies.
The pups are 5 weeks old.
They spend the day with us in the Family room. They have started drinking from a bowl. Lili watches over them and takes very good care of them. They are very reliable with their litter box. The pups have started playing with the adult dogs in the sunroom.
Blaze just finished eating one of his first 'puppy' meals.
Blaze uses the litter box like a champ!
What is funny about this picture is that while all the pups were sleeping, Blaze climbed out of the puppy pen, crawled onto the stepstool, and decided that it was best to nap there.
Blaze tries to entice the adult dogs to play with him.
B-Dawg snuggles with his siblings for a nap.
B-Dawg didn't want to leave his toy behind while he used the litter box, so he brought it with him.
Mudbud poses for a picture.
Budderball plays with a foot!
Budderball pulls on Megan's jacket string. The pups are all playing like curious puppies.
Rosebud following a 'puppy' meal.
The girls, Budderball and Rosebud.
All huddled together for a nap. Can you tell us apart?
The pups are 7 weeks old.
They have had many visitors this week and greet everyone with wags and kisses. They all enjoy eating their homemade food, gnawing on deer antlers, and chewing sweet potato crisps. They had their first car ride for their BAER hearing test. They traveled like champs and all did well on their test. They engage in 'Puppy Preschool' several times each day, and love playing with the adult dogs. When the weather was nice earlier this week, they were able to play outside on the deck. They loved it and also got to experience 'live' airplane sounds from Dulles airport.
Blaze pulls the crinkle tunnel while playing with it.
Blaze pulls a bowl with a 'light up' ball that is moving inside it. B-Dawg gets his turn with the crinkle tunnel.
Toys are for pouncing, right?
B-Dawg runs through the large crinkle tunnel, with Mudbud running behind him.
Mudbud plays with the adult dogs and his littermates.
Mudbud posing following a nap :o)
Budderball looks at herself in the mirror.
Budderball nibbles on the curly lamb's ear, while sitting next to her mom.