Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Seven Weeks!

Hard to believe how fast time goes by!  Now seven weeks old, these guys/gals have become chow hounds.  They go crazy when food arrives and it disappears within about a minute--typical lab style!  The next 45 minutes are spent in play time, chasing around the kitchen, sniffing out new smells, finding flower pots, stray papers, you name it, to sample, dig, or keep away from a litter mate.  They're a roll-ie poll-ie eight lbs. each, except for little Sacagawea who still doesn't quite look like a lab!  She's spry and bounces, the fastest lab pup on the planet without the added bulk of her brothers and sisters.  Despite her diminutive size she's very popular, desired by at least three prospective owners!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Three Yellows

Here are some pics of Lewis & Clark, and Yosemite, at six-and-one-half weeks. All the pups are becoming much more playful, requiring a full hour of up-and-at-'em running around (in our kitchen since it's wintery outside) after mealtime. After that they retire to the whelping box and pen for sleeptime until the next go-around.

Friday, January 11, 2008

First Vet Check a Success

Now six weeks old, our pups got their first checkup at the vet's office today. All went well, with each getting the first of the series of three puppy vaccinations they'll need the first year.

They now tip the scales at between 6 to 7 lbs., with the exception of little Sacagawea who comes in at a whopping 4 lbs. More on her later.

The accompanying photo is of "Clark", one of the two yellow males in this litter.