Puppies, Puppies, Everywhere!

So, you may have read that my dog, Sage, had puppies about four weeks ago. Since then I have had very little time to spend on the computer…sorry about that! Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. Anyway, I promised to keep you all updated on the puppies! It doesn’t look like I’m going to be able to do a weekly summary, but I will get you all caught up on how they have been from birth until now. 🙂

Sage's Pups
Sage and the puppies

Sage feeding her young puppies

By the time a week passed, the little squirmy puppies practically doubled in size and really got the hang of that nursing thing. The yellow puppy dwarfed the others in sheer size and development. By this time he had already opened his eyes!

His name is Butters

This is the yellow puppy at 1 1/2 weeks old

giant yellow puppy

Look at the difference! The yellow pup has always been such a butterball!

A few days later the rest of the puppies caught up with the yellow puppy. He is such a little butterball that we’ve started calling him Butters! The others began to open their eyes and walk more instead of crawling. After a few more days they could see much more clearly, which really helped them find mama easier! 😉

puppies

It's hard being a puppy!

3/4/12 pups

Here are the puppies at 2 weeks old

they're on the move!

The puppies are on the move!

After about 2 weeks, the puppies were all walking around clumsily on their feet. By the time they were three weeks old, all of them are spending time romping and wrestling with each other. They also grew some very sharp puppy teeth, which is really grating on Sage’s nerves! Since they have gotten so big, Sage is really eating a lot now. She went from eating 6 cups of food a day to more than double that amount!

cute little puppies

They are all over the place!

Puppies licking Sage's dog food

I found these two, Avery and the brown puppy, licking Sage's dog food!

They are growing up soooo fast! I can’t believe that they are now almost 4 weeks old. The puppies keep all of us busy, too! They walk all around our bedroom and even down the hallway, romp with each other, and even growl and bark! With their new abilities you can really see their personalities shining through.

puppies

Oh, and they sleep a lot too...

The last picture was taken most recently. It’s hard to judge just how big they really are in this picture, but needless to say that is one big pile of puppies!

Although I swore we wouldn’t do it, some of the puppies have been named. The little female was the first one with a name because she has already been reserved. When Avery is 8 weeks old, she will go home to her new family! The others have been given tentative names to help identify them.

black female pup

Avery is the only female of the litter

Puppies around 2 weeks old

This is when the puppies were about 2 weeks old

The yellow male is called Butters, the small black male is called Runty, the bigger black male is called MJ, and the brown male is just Brownie. Although most of those names are self-explanatory, MJ got his name because he looks and acts just like Malachite did as a puppy. So MJ stands for Malachite Jr., hahaha.

Hopefully we can find suitable homes for all of the babies. The puppies that are still available as of March 15, 2012 are the two black males, MJ and Runty, and the brown male, Brownie. Puppies will be ready for pickup after April 13. If you are interested in a puppy, please let me know!

Aren’t they so cute and fuzzy? I love them!

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About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email sunshineleo05@gmail.com to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

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