click to see Halla's Pedigree
Stonemead Game Keeper
click to see Neville's Pedigree
Auntie Solana consoling Halla
Labour Pains are NOT fun
First puppy, a girl, was born at 405h, on the floor beside the couch. She was quickly put into the puppy pool where she was supposed to be born, and her mom started taking care of her.
Number two, a boy, was born at 440h
The second boy was born at 455h
The threesome got to wait in a stainless steel mixing bowl sitting on a heating pad
Twenty-five minutes later, the last boy was born at 520h
The fifth puppy, another girl, was born at 545h
At which point mom was getting very tired
Halla's final puppy, a girl, was born at 650h
The next day, puppies all cleaned up!
Their dewclaws were removed.
Halla is a good mom
and the puppies sleep a lot
Halla is still a good mom
One Week Old - Valentine's Day
Halla finally frets less during the night (letting her human sleep more).
The puppies eyes are starting to open,
Day 11 - Family Day
Halla's family day was good!
Puppies are talking and almost walking...
and posing for a Kong Wubba advertisement!
Mom and babies doing well
Halla counts just to make sure all is well
Two Weeks Old
Halla keeps everyone clean
and watches over them
Halla is a watchful momma
The puppies move around more
Being a mom is a lot of work!
Patience is a virtue
The puppies are getting bigger!
Yes, growing puppies eat and sleep a lot!
Do they look like Goldens yet?
Teaching each other how to howl
Three Weeks Old
The puppies get their first dog food, and most just don't know what to do
So they play, and leave the left-overs for mom
The second day of real food, they know what to do!
They like food
And still love their mom
OK....may too much...
One Month Old
A couple could crawl out of the pool, so all were invited out to test the waters...yet prefer mom still!
Jenny the Siamese wasn't impressed, so left quickly
Breakfast outdoors (right after indulging on mommy)
I think I can, I think I can...
It was still just above freezing, so everyone came in a played for a bit, yet knew exactly where to crash (notice the open gate)
And then Playtime!
It was raining, so might as well try to model for the Dog Food people
Eat some of that food dry for the first time, and crash....
Five Weeks Old
Later they started going to their new homes (click to see more recent pictures of each pup):
Hudson on April 27
And other siblings grown up:
Grace on January 6, 2014
Molly on January 18, 2014
Kyssez on September 1, 2013
Neely on September 27, 2013
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