Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo...

It is our tradition to give pups temporary names while they reside with us. Each develops its own personality and by keeping track of them individually we're better able to match puppies with prospective owners as well as communicate the qualities observed during their 8 -10 weeks the puppies are in our care.

This litter was unusual in that the pups were born early, a bit smaller than our other litters in both size and numbers. Our daughter, Nadia, proposed their names based on these facts and we all agreed they were a good fit: Eenie, Meenie, Minie, and Mo. The first two named are our black male and female, and the latter two are the yellow female and male, respectively. Though each started out small we have no doubt that they'll quickly grow into lovable fuzz balls of boundless energy!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

New Pups born to Mingus!

Our dam, Mingus, gave birth to four pups on Sunday: two yellows, two blacks, a male and female of each color! All are doing well and are growing fast. The litter came a bit early (by a couple of days from Mingus' due date) and the pups were on the small side. Fortunately, they have big appetites and are growing by leaps and bounds. Check back soon for pictures and more updates...