The Puppies Have Wheels!

I’m back. I didn’t want to let too much time pass before updating my blog with new pics of the pups, as they grow soooo fast.

Well, this litter sure is keeping me busy, busy, busy. Busier than the last anyway. Probably due in part to the fact the weather doesn’t always cooperate, I can’t take them outside the way I did the other litter last year when it was warm, and am trying to stay on top of the mess by cleaning out the whelping box constantly.

For those of you who can’t grasp what I’m trying to say, I use the description industrial sized poop machine when describing my litter of ten, Labrador pups. This means having to lug the hard plastic baby pool from the back porch into the kitchen where the whelping box is after they eat, nap, and crap (three times a day), transfer them from the box to the pool, clean out the box, wipe down each of the babies as I’m putting them back in, then clean up the pool. A time consuming, arduous, task. 

First day on dry food

First day on dry food

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Waiting their turn to get wiped up and put to bed.

Waiting their turn to get wiped up and put to bed.

Ahhh...back in a clean box at last.

Ahhh…back in a clean box at last.

 I did get a bit of a reprieve, as the weather was really nice this last weekend, so I was able to spend time with them outside. As you can imagine, carrying ten puppies outside two at a time, can be hard on the arms and back, so my daughter was kind enough to let me borrow her red wagon to cart them through the house to the front yard. My husband finds this hilarious, but it works! 

Wagon full of puppies!

Wagon full of puppies!

A little scared of the outdoors at first.

A little scared of the outdoors at first.

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Puppies first day outside with mom.

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Bon Bon keeps watch from afar for signs of danger.

Bon Bon keeps watch of the brood from afar.

My daughter and grandkids came out Friday afternoon to check them out, as they’ll be taking a pup when they are ready to go. My niece, Brandi, her husband and kids, came out Friday evening to look them over, and will be taking another. Two down and eight more to go, if I decide to let go of Sassy Girl, which I’m still undecided about.  Time flies by so fast.

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