Puppies – 4 week portraits.

20/11/2011 at 19:56 9 comments

Hard to believe these little guys have been with us for 28 days, but they’re now 5 times their birth weight and tipping the scales at around 2KG each.

The first teeth (canines only so far) began to appear on Friday, and Phoenix, not un-coincidentally, decided that she would no longer feed her offspring from that day forth. Luckily they are fully weaned now and chomping through 4 meals of raw meat per day. They’ve become quite skilful eaters and make far less mess these days, focussing instead on hoovering up every last morsel and then lying in a big, gently groaning heap whilst their meal digests.

This week saw the cats introduce themselves (to general puppy indifference), a few sessions of swimming in the bath and an increasing delight in running around at full tilt with entire sheets of newspaper in their mouths. The pups were finally able to meet many of their future owners for the first time over this weekend (the initial quarantine period now being over) and so received even more hugs and tickles than usual.


Mr. Grey.

Mr. Indigo.

Mr. Green.

Mr. Red & White.

Mr. Red & Blue.

Mr. Blue.

Mr. Brown.

Mr. Red (his little white head patch vanished this week)

Mr. Black.


Miss Orange.

Miss White.

Miss Yellow.

Pups asleep in their mini-den.

Mr. Indigo's teeny-tiny tongue - for Annette 🙂

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Roden  |  20/11/2011 at 21:26

    Tim – they’re gorgeous, takes me back to all of the photos of the Tarndair lot. Hard to believe that we’ve had Oszkar for over 12 months now! Not sure that I would be able to choose if I was on the list for one of these beautiful/handsome pups.

    • 2. Phoenix  |  22/11/2011 at 16:17

      Thanks Sarah – I’m somewhat biased, I know, but they are a very handsome bunch aren’t they! Time does fly with a new pup like Oszkar, and it quickly becomes hard to remember the time before they arrived too!

  • 3. Anna  |  21/11/2011 at 01:46

    Awww looks like you have had your hands full!! That is an amazingly large litter. Do the Wires tend to have larger litters than the HV? I’m glad they are all growing well. We had a GSP litter here at the kennel recently, and actually still have to place 5 of the puppies. I am so ready for them to go home though they are a riot. I hope your remaining weeks with them go smoothly, it gets more fun from here.

    • 4. Phoenix  |  22/11/2011 at 16:19

      Thank you Anna. No, the usual litter size is around 7/8/9 although 12 is by no means unusual, and there do seem to have been quite a few larger litters recently….must be fertility in the air this year!

  • 5. s  |  22/11/2011 at 18:32


    • 6. Phoenix  |  27/11/2011 at 18:02

      ….in the bath…with much human assistance… 🙂

      • 7. s  |  28/11/2011 at 22:18

        ??? why??

      • 8. Phoenix  |  29/11/2011 at 15:40

        to get them happy & confident in the water, naturally!

  • 9. s  |  19/12/2011 at 22:55

    you ARE a wind up merchant Tim, LOL….OK Ill wait for you to tell me the real reason when I see you next 🙂


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