Friday, February 28, 2014

Every Day New Steps...

These puppies are never lacking for love and attention!  :-D  They are doing great on paper training.  They started eating some softened food.  Every day new steps towards being ready to come home to their new families.

They were only about 2 weeks old here while Josiah snuggled by Lily.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Puppy Love

Well, it's official! I guess it's one of the dangers of having puppies in your home.  Everyone in this house has a bad case of Puppy Love!  They are just too cute and sweet, I guess. :-)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Four weeks old!

These sweet puppies are 4 weeks old already!  It's hard to believe they are halfway to being ready to go to their new homes.  They have had lots of new experiences in the last couple of weeks.  They are working on paper training and doing very well, I have to say.  They have had their nails trimmed and filed.  They are starting to explore other areas of the house, supervised of course. :-)  We have their "going home" blankies made and ready for them.  We took their 4 week pictures today with their own blankiesThe little ladies first-





And the boys- 





Sunday, February 16, 2014

A New Weight Leader

Well, Zircon has lost his "Big Boy" title.  Jasper overtook him in weight this week.  Amethyst has still got her "Little Peanut" title and she is now almost a pound smaller than Jasper although she is still gaining weight nicely.  Here's weight list for them all at 2 and a half weeks.  The first 5 are the boys and the second 5 are the girls.
Jasper - 3lbs 9.3oz
Zircon - 3lbs 6.7oz
Onyx - 3 lbs 3.9 oz
Garnet - 3lbs 1.7oz
Topaz - 3lbs 2.3oz
Emerald - 2lbs 12.4oz
Diamond - 3 lbs 5.1oz
Pearl - 3lbs .1oz
Amethyst - 2lbs 9.6oz
Sapphire - 3lbs .1oz

I also got the material yesterday to make their "going home blankies". The blankies will have Lily and all their litter-mates scents on it to help their transition to their new home easierMarch 22nd will be here before we know it!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Big week

This has been a big week for our puppies!  First of all, they started to open their eyes.  It was so fun to get to see them better.
On Monday, when they turned 2 weeks old, we noticed that a few of them seemed to be crawling off their blankie to go potty, so we put paper down for them.  A couple were, very obviously, crawling to it every time and within a few days, they were all using the paper very often.  Yay!!
Then, on Tuesday, we noticed that they were starting to try to play with each otherIt's unbelievably cute to watch them chew on each other and paw at each other.  They're still unsteady on their feet so they knock each other down constantly.  
It has been a fun week for seeing more of their personalities too.  Some of them like to bark at each other when they play.  Some of them don't love the gate that we put up for them this week. :-)   Little Amethyst especially goes around the edges sticking her nose in the openings of the gate system.

Here are some pictures of them individually at 2 1/2 weeks.

Zircon - male

Sapphire - female

Topaz - male

Garnet - male

Amethyst - female
Emerald - female
Diamond - female

Pearl - female

Onyx - male

Jasper - male

Monday, February 10, 2014

Growing and Changing

 They are growing and changing everyday.  It's so fun to watch them!

Topaz and Sapphire

Ready to play tug of war

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Biggest and littlest

Amethyst and Zircon
We got a few pictures today of Zircon, our biggest boy, curled up with Amethyst, our littlest girl.  They are starting to get their feet under them to toddle around and most of them had peeping eyes too.  We're going to have to get a gate up this week for them. :-)

Amethyst and Zircon

Amethyst and Zircon


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Eye's peeping open

Emerald's eye's were peeping open just a little bit this morning.  They are going to be much more mobile soon.  
The puppies had visitor's again last night.  Lily and Jack also got a "Congratulations" card.  So thoughtful and cute!
Jasper and Zircon snuggling

Lily's such a good little mama

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wagging little tails

I had to laugh yesterday as I realized that they are starting to wag their tails.  As they were eating, their little tails wiggled back and forth.  They can't lift them high yet but that almost made it even cuter.
Here they are all snuggled up though-

They are never lacking for love and attention!

Monday, February 3, 2014

One Week Old

They are already a week old.  They are growing and changing so fast!  We had to loosen their collars already and we can see that their eyes are getting ready to start opening.  Ten in a basket together makes it a little hard to see their individuality so here are pictures of them separately so you can see them more clearly.  
Emerald girl weighs in at 1lb 11.8 oz today    
Zircon boy weighs in at 1lb 15.8oz today

Sapphire girl weighs in at 1lb 13oz today

Topaz boy weighs in at 1lb 14.2oz today

Pearl girl weighs in at 1lb 10.7oz today

Amethyst girl weighs in at 1lb 6.9oz today

Onyx boy weighs in at 1lb 12oz today

Garnet boy weighs in at 1lb 10.8oz today

Diamond girl weighs in at 1lb 14oz today

Jasper boy weighs in at 1lb 15.7oz today

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sweet puppies

Their little noses are turning black now.  They are so cute and it makes them look different.  It's funny to watch their personalities showing as they are growing.  The kids each have their favorite.  They, of course, think we should keep them all! 
Lily and baby snuggling

puppy pile

Garnet enjoying his lunch upside-down