The litter spent the morning in the garden today. They were held for lots of the time and then played in their playpen. There they learned to look around this beautiful world seeing new things like trees and clouds and a BIRD!!!. And the sounds, who knows what that was they heard??? AS you can see, their beautiful Havanaese silky hair is coming in and they are BEAUTIFUL!!!
A morning outside at 7 weeks old.
Isabella flew home today!
What a joy it has been to have Isabella stay with us for a few extra days!
She flew out this morning and has landed in Florida.
We just heard that she arrived safe and sound.
Now it will be fun to wait for her “family pictures.”
We love you Isabella!
Ma’ Belle is HOME!!!
This little lady is doing VERY well with her forever family. WE have seen video of her playing in her living room and it is VERY obvious that she is one happy little girl. Her “Daddy Person” put it very simply:
Max is HOME!!
Max made his big tip home to Minnesota this weekend. He is adjusting very well and got a GREAT report from his new vet. We are ALL very happy. Here’s what his “Mommy Person” had to say:
“Hi Karen! We have just returned from the vet w/ a great report on Max! He weighed 4 lb 7 oz. And I almost didn’t leave with him- as he melted so many hearts there! He is adjusting very well to our household and Lilly (our older cocker spaniel)- sleeping very well in his kennel and only using the potty pad in his “palace” and outside. Many thanks for this well loved, adorable dog. To put it the way the vet said it- “I have seen many puppies, but this one looks like he was raised on a featherbed” 🙂 – meaning by loving people- and that we chose a very good breeder-
And I second that!
Love from Max.. and us!”
Little Miss Ma’ Belle is on her way HOME :)
This precious little character is on her way to her loving family near Lake Charles, LA.
(Notice that she is learning to put all kinds of things on her potty pad.)
She is now 9 weeks old but remains very petite at 2.75 pounds. She has been the clown of her litter. We are going to miss her but are thrilled to hear the excitment in the voices of her family. May Belle, you have been a joy for us. Stay in touch sweet baby girl:)
BEAU will be called Max Louis-SOLD
Learning to eat.
The puppies are now active and playing hard. They like you to come and greet them and they wrestle with each other. They are cutting teeth and love to chew..on their toys, your fingers and each other. They especially love to chew on the metal spicket of the water bottle. I’m sure that feels good on their sore little gums. As of today they all three ate their puppy mush. By next week, when they all have a mouth full of teeth, we will begin to mix the solid bits of food in with the mush. A very messy process because they walk right in the plate and then all over their clean bedding. Kids!! 🙂
May Belle is going to live in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Moving Day at 4 weeks old!
Today was a big day for Gracie and her pups. All were moved from their whelping pan and into their play pen. The pups now weigh about 5 times their birth weight. Beau weighs 33 ounces and both little girls weigh 27 ounces. They are open eyed, up on their feet and learning to play and “bark” at each other. The extra space is well used.
We placed them into this hand basket while we set up the play pen. On the outside of the pen is a foot stool so Momma Gracie can jump up to enter the pen. On the inside of the pen we place another stool, called the nursing stool. This is how Gracie jumps into the pen. It is also the post from which she can observe her pups without being available for nursing. In this way she is present but NOT constantly available for feeding. She is more controling of their nursing time. We now introduce “Puppy Mush” to the pups. So far they do not care for it, but soon, they will aquire a taste and Gracie will begin the long process of weaning. Lots of fun to watch as the personalities of the pups begins to reveal themselves. Sweet, sweet babies and devoted Momma!! Gracie continues to just snuggle and love on them even when all are sleeping. Precious!
May Belle at 3 weeks -last pup AVAILABLE from this litter.
Bonnie at 3 weeks is RESERVED
AVAILABLE: only Belle on your far left. BEAU (center) and BONNIE (on your right) are RESERVED
BEAU – Reserved!
Belle at two and one half weeks old.
Miss May Belle remains the smallest of her litter , but by a very small margin. Her eyes are open and she is moving with a determination that shows that she is very strong. She is pulling up to her feet so that she appears to be at a “slow motion march.” Her black spots still form a narrow black necklace around the back of her neck.
A very pretty and delicate little girl, indeed!