Today's adventure included a "walk through the wildness" as my kiddos like to call it. We made our way through the trails, to each of the ponds and followed the creek until we were all too tired to walk back... and then we walked back! Ha! Ha!
I love this time of year! It is so easy to spend the entire day outside when the weather isn't too hot or too cold! I wish I would have taken more photos.
After the late night of trick or treating and the early morning getting the big girls to school, we are spending today being way too lazy, allowing way too much screen time, and eating way too much candy! We'll try to be more productive tomorrow.
I love these little couch potatoes!
REAL LIFE: The baby was extra grumpy, the 8 year old was too cool to participate in our circus theme, Lola ran out the doggy door in the pouring rain/sleet protesting her clown costume, and Livie is clearly not pleased either.... 5000 pictures and an equal amount of bribes and treats, and this was as good as it got today! Ha! Ha!
Maybe we'll try again tomorrow.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, EVERYONE!
---From my circus to yours! :)
Our last little pup made her way home first thing yesterday morning. We took advantage of our new found freedom and took the kids to the pumpkin patch to thank them for all their hard work. Then we came home and took the dogs for a nice long walk, and we ALL slept in this morning for the first time in 8 weeks... It was so nice, but it has been very quiet around here today and we are certainly missing all the excitement the babies bring!
We have had a lot of people ask how Miss Lola is doing... Let me tell you, she is very much enjoying not having to share our attention anymore. We are also glad to not have to share our sweet girl with nine others!
Once again, thank you to everyone who trusted us to help grow their families! I am certain they all went to wonderful families and we look forward to following their adventures with you!
This morning, I woke up to a notification that my phone created a new video for me! I am not sure how or why iphones do this, but it brought tears to my eyes. We are so fortunate to have such great pups and being able to share the joy they bring is nothing short of amazing. Thank you to everyone who trusted us to help grow their families this year. My heart is so full.
Our little pack is down to four! We said five goodbyes bright and early this morning. Everyone who has made it home seems to be doing great and the four here haven't skipped a beat. It was a little rainy this morning, but the sun has come out and they are having a great time exploring the yard, finding the mud puddles, and taking in all the extra attention that is available when half the babies are gone! :)
It's a bittersweet day here, as we spend out last moments with the whole litter together. The weather is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. It's bright, dry, and the perfect temperature to be outside running around. Lola and the pups (and the kiddos) have been in and out all day long! I actually captured this video yesterday, but they have been at it all day again. I love watching them all play and can't wait to see pictures and videos of the pups in their new homes!
We had our first round of puppy shots today!
Everyone did fantastic and our nine brown babies were a hit with the staff.
They weighed in between 4.3 and 6.6 pounds!
Clear fecals, strong hearts, and lots of wagging tails.
Before the vet, we set out the baby pool and hose and let Lola show the pups the ropes! Lola rolled all around the pool, clearly trying to convince them to join, but no one was brave enough to hop in the water this time! A few were very interested in the hose and most just wanted to chase Mom or the baby around the yard! Something tells me next summer, when a pool is available, not one of them will hesitate to jump in!
It is officially fall!
(Even though it's raining like spring with the temperatures of summer!)
And if you know me it all, you know I love a good "theme."
I couldn't wait a single day longer to do the pumpkin photo shoot!
Everyone is doing great! This is such a sweet litter. These will certainly be some hard goodbyes.
This week we will transition everyone to their own crate and crack down on house training!
Look at those beautiful puppy coats! Everyone is looking and feeling so soft.
They have all officially made the transition from being more interested in each other to being more interested in interacting with the people! They are always trying to win over human attention. Luckily, there is a lot of people in this family, so we have plenty of love to go around!
This week we will begin crate training and house training! This is a huge milestone and a big sign that our time with them is coming to an end! In just two short weeks, many of these babies will be meeting their forever families.