Happy Paws' Gotta Have Patience & Bella Dulce de Nobleza
had seven beautiful puppies on April 27th, 2019.
The newly born puppies on the day of their birth.
The puppies on the day of their birth.
Patience & Noble had seven puppies on April 27th, 2019.
Patience is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She is very calm and relaxed with the puppies. Patience seems to understand that she has 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. Patience loves receiving attention, and will gladly nudge a hand if she feels that she has not been 'pet' enough . We spend a lot of time sitting with her in the whelping room to keep her company during this time where the puppies have to remain in a heated whelping room.
Patience 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 a very confident mom and very relaxed while we handle the puppies. She watches calmly 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 an 'Avengers' theme for the puppies.
The girls: Pepper, Gamora, Jane, and Nebula
The boys: Grute, Iron Man, and Thor
The puppies are three days old.
The puppies are four days old.
The entire group of puppies.
The puppies are two weeks old. They primarily sleep, eat, and make soft sounds when they are trying to find Patience or a sibling to snuggle. The puppies often sleep in a little mound with their siblings or near a heated puppy warming disk. Patience is absolutely wonderful with the puppies. She watches over them, sleeps with them, and cleans them with much devotion. She is a very relaxed mom that enjoys having us sit with her in the whelping box and seems to enjoy watching us as we handle the puppies.
Patience enjoys having us spend time with her in the nursery.
The puppies have all opened their eyes and are attempting to walk. They seem to be very agile at walking even though they have just started walking. They are beginning to play with small toys, and also beginning to tug and nibble their siblings tail and feet, although the duration is very brief.
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 classical music, Suzuki violin, children's music, 'Puppy Sounds', and a variety of music played by 'Alexa' throughout the day.
The puppies at 2.5 weeks old.
Patience and Noble's puppies are 3.5 weeks old.
Patience is being a fabulous mother to the puppies. She watches over them closely, cleans them and feeds them with much attention. Patience 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.
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 in our home, the puppies also 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.
The puppies are all beginning to show interest in Patience's food when we feed her while they are nursing. Some of them know to look for the food, and take a taste of it.
The puppies will begin to spend the entire day with us in the family room early next week.
The puppies are 5 1/2 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. Patience enjoys showing off the puppies and also being showered with attention.
Patience and Noble are always happy to share their puppies with all of us, visitors, and our adult dogs. Our youngest dogs, Gracie and Mia enjoy entering the pen and interacting with them. Patience tends to watch them closely to ensure that Gracie and Mia are being gentle with the puppies.
Kalysta is one of our most enthusiastic participants in the socialization of puppies. She is intrigued by their ability to run and play underneath her as she stands.
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. Patience is always happy to participate in 'clean up' since she also enjoys the goats milk.
Iron Man fell asleep by the time we got to photograph him.
The group of seven puppies eating goats milk from our Nigerian Dwarf goats.
The puppies are seven weeks old. They continue to spend the entire day in the family room with our family, our adult dogs, and have met newly born goats. The puppies are exposed to many sounds throughout the day such as the 'bleat' of our baby goats when they come indoors for a brief visit, a variety of music though 'Alexa', visitors, the television, and busy household sounds. The puppies enjoy playing with a variety of toys, a toddler slide that is very small, and tunnels. The pups have become experts at eating goats milk mixed with puppy food. They still prefer nursing and Patience continues to allow them to do so. They are all doing beautifully with using the Piddle Place and Ugo box.
The puppies playing with Gracie.
The puppies eating a meal together.
Pepper pauses in the play room with Patience watching her from a distance.