Friday, May 07, 2010
First Time in the Grass (pics sorted by pup) -- Long Post
Today (Friday, May 7th) for the very first time, the six-week-old pups braved exploring the grass on their own. Yup... alone (well... with their humans). And all did fabulously.
Every pup seemed cautious, but curious. Some didn't seem to like the pricklies under their paws at first (you'll see some shots of pups picking up their feet quite high). A couple others took a minute or two to completely relax, while a few just jumped right in with no hesitation.
Pretty remarkable considering the neighbor was out cutting his lawn on his tractor -- a noise the pups have only heard once before. Yet they all did fabulously. They're becoming appropriately curious, cautious, and confident -- something we hope to foster in every pup we raise. Yay!
So here they are, a few photos of each pup (by color) so you can see how it went.
Mr. Red (a gentle giant, sweet boy, as yet not spoken for and still available):
Miss Pink (the sweet bear of a girl who's finding her forever home with us):
Miss Sky (who has a wonderful forever home waiting for her in NJ):
Miss Lime (a sweet, people-oriented girl who still needs a forever family):
Mister Blue (another gentle giant, sweet boy, still unspoken for):
Mr. Green (who has a fabulous forever family waiting for him, and whose family has been looking forward to this puppy for 18 months):
Miss Yellow (a spunky, sweet peanut of a girl, as yet unspoken for):
Miss White (the pipsqueak of the litter, who had been placed but whose family experienced some sudden, unexpected changes necessitating their putting off taking a pup into their home at this time; she's still available):
Miss Orange (a fabulous all-around girl who will undoubtedly be much like her mom, Kenya; the family who'd reserved her also had some changes needing them to wait to adopt a puppy, too; so she still needs to find her forever home as well):
That's everybody, first time on the grass at six weeks old. Aren't they doing wonderfully?!
More to come!
'Til next time,