Blue boy, 3 days old
The piglets at 4 days old!
Red loves his Mummy!
The herd at the milk bar!
Green boy has alot to say!
Megwei and Biggie's pups are one week old!
And in one week they ALL gained 10 ounces!
Proud grandmother Lief, with blue boy
And, grandma-ma with yellow girl
Bat girl Orange!
Blue boy, green boy, yellow girl and rainbow girl enjoying a snooze!
She may be all ears but just don't tell Orange she is chubby!
Three of the girls, yellow, rainbow and pink
Pink girl and blue boy
Yellow girl, up close
Pleasingly plump, Ms. Rainbow!
Sleeping beauty and her babes
Lunch time for the herd!
Orange and yellow girls and their brother, blue
Babies in bed at 10 days old!
Rainbow enjoying a snooze!
Green boy at 12 days of age
Despite our 24 hour attendance and extraordinary vigilance, we lost our
beloved Green boy to suffocation. Sadly, we have since learned that 20% of litters suffer a catastrophic loss of this nature within two weeks of birth. In light of the circumstances of his death, we have chosen to remove most of the identifying ribbons from the other seven pups in an attempt to prevent the possibility of any other sources of tragedy from ever occuring and will do our best to consistently label each picture with the puppies original colored ribbon.
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
Our hearts are broken over the loss of our beautiful strong boy.
(8/13/06 ~ 8/25/06)
Megwei and Biggie's pups are two weeks old!
When they are not nursing, nursing, or nursing, they are busy sleeping!
Orange girl enjoying a snooze!
Pink girl sound asleep!
Rainbow girl snoozing!
Don't worry, she's just...you guessed it, SLEEPING!
Another sleeping beauty, Red boy
Red likes to be VERY comfortable!
As does White boy!
And, did I mention when they weren't nursing, they are sleeping??
Megwei and Biggie's pups are now three weeks old!
Everyone's eyes and ears are now fully open and what an exciting world they have found!
Rainbow girl sharing a dose of "puppy breath" with family!
Red boy giving his best smile for the camera!
And, White boy saying "Cheese" too!
Sweet Yellow girl enjoying her first sights with eyes just starting to open!
Every little Yellow girl needs her own sunflower!
And Mother Megwei simply could not be more patient...
...nor more gentle....
...nor could she and her son look more alike with their bat ear impersonations!
A content mother...
...and a content daughter...
...and a sleepy puppy with her teddy!
For Megwei's birthday and the third week celebration of the birth of the pups, the ever growing family was given a beautiful hand-made whelping box created by Bob Hill! Our deepest thanks to our dear friends Carol and Bob for their compassionate support, love and generosity.
All are so greatly appreciating their spacious accommodations!
The pups discussing their new digs!
And, now that their eyes are open, the toys have taken up residence too!
And, their proud mother couldn't be more pleased with her new bedroom!
Megwei and Biggie's herd is now one month old!
~ This week has been a week of many firsts! ~
The first big puppy brawl!
The pups first meal!
The first attempt at earth dog tunnels!
The first time up the whelping box ramp!
The first puppy shouting match!
The first trip in the car...that their eyes were open to see!
The first puppy (Blue) to find his mother's food bowl!
~ And, the first of many pictures of the bright bunch with eyes wide open ~
Pink (on her back) and Yellow going in for a taste!
And, being the leader of the boys, Blue has quite a bit of say...
...but his little brother Red doesn't always listen and so, when all else fails...
...big boy Blue just gives him the flip-a-roo!
And, the sleepy heads...
Red and his pumpkin!
Nicki with exhausted Megwei and sleepy pups!
Megwei and Rainbow
Megwei and Rainbow again!
A very proud mother, Megwei
~ The herd also welcomed some very special visitors this week! ~
Alex and Sydney ~ formerly known as Mr. Red
Rainbow and her special friend
Blue and his special friend!
The "Magnificent Seven" are five weeks old!
And to celebrate they ventured outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm September weather...
Sydney ~ Red boy
The sassy and oh, so sweet...Ali ~ Yellow girl
Blue boy and Rainbow girl
Sydney ~ Red boy
Sydney ~ Red boy!
After a long 20 minutes, the pumpkin patch was exhausted...
Ali ~ Yellow girl
Sleepy puppies enjoying their cool packs...it was warm outside afterall!
The Herd is six weeks old...already!!
(Time for another photo shoot!)
Pink girl likes the camera...
...and the camera likes her!
Blue loves everything...
...and everyone loves him...
...and he knows it!
Orange wasn't in the mood for glamour shots...
...and neither was brother Sydney!
Rainbow wasn't so happy about the photo shoot either...
...but she did decide to smile for the camera!
White is always ready to smile...
...or, pose for pictures!!
(No! I did not tuck him in...he did that all by himself!)
...and even manages to look good while pinning down his brother!
Sydney enjoys his toys...
...but not nearly as much as hugs and kisses!
Ali likes to hog camera time...
...and with a face like this who can resist!
Ali also loves her blankie...
...about as much as Rainbow loves her Auntie Mira!
Seven stacked beauties at seven weeks old!
Sydney ~ Red boy
Rose ~ Pink girl
Ali ~ Yellow girl
Fred ~ White boy
Did I say seven stacked beauties?! Well, how about six and a seventh pretty face!?
Shiloh ~ Orange girl ~ who wasn't in the mood for stacked glamour shots this week!
The herd is eight weeks old and begin to depart to their new homes!
We will surely miss you guys!
Sydney with Kathi and Alex!
Blue with Robin!
Fred and Jim!
Rose with Martha!