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January 5, 2021

Annie and Goose would like to invite you to join them in welcoming their babies.  Following their heritage, these puppies should fulfill all the dreams that have come through generations of Spinoni that conform to the breed standard while being able to perform in the field as they were bred to do.  Conformation showing, hunting, performance or just enjoying a hike in the woods with their family, these puppies are bred to do it all.  As always, these puppies carry full health guarantees for those diseases applicable to the breed.  To see the pedigree on these puppies, just click here.

     

Annie                                                                                        Goose

The babies have arrived all safe and sound.  

All cleaned up and ready to meet the world.

And now they have been weighed and got their ribbons on.

 

Boys                                          and....                                                       Girls

A week old and growing right along as they should.  The time is flying by.

  

  They are an active bunch...

but sometimes we can catch a lineup.     

Annie is being a good mom, keeping her babies cleaned and well fed.

Two weeks old already!  The babies have more than doubled their birth weight and they are starting to find their legs.  I love watching them start scrambling to beat each other to Annie when she gets into the box.  With their eyes open now, they are starting to focus.

The start of the infamous puppy "apron".

                                         

Now that's more like it!  Much more comfortable for everybody!                               

    

Sometimes they are busy..........                                                and sometimes they're not.

Did I mention that I had to put the first door on the whelping box?  Yep, had a couple of escapees.

Three weeks old and the kids are stronger on their legs and there's a lot of "talking" going on.  Annie is spending more time out of the box so I'll be introducing solid foods.

   What do you want? Shh..puppies are sleeping.

NOT sleeping!!  

                

Busy, busy and getting stronger by the day.                                                              Mom's back!  Attack!         

                

Just lounging around after a busy day.

Four weeks old!  This has been a really busy week for the babies as you'll see in the pictures.

  

Because they continued to climb out and couldn't get back in their whelping box, I decided to take it out.

 

As you can see, I had plenty of help!                                            Then it was time for a snack and a nap.

Next on the list of new things was getting to have solid foods for the first time.  As you can see, it was a hit!

If you aren't sure whether the puppies are growing, just scroll back up a couple of lines.  It's amazing!

And now just a bunch of random shots of the babies playing...

     

       

      

And every once in a while, they had to return to their unfinished lunch for a recharge.

Until next week...

Five weeks old and another banner week.  This week the puppies traded in their bias tape ribbons for real collars.  More and more Annie has distanced herself from them, leaving the "nanny" duties to Frankie who is delighted to spend time with them.

Had to snap this through the xpen because Annie would have shaken them off to escape otherwise.

 

Some playing with Frankie while others play in bed.

 

And poor Annie!  Is there any wonder that she says she's done?

 

Running loose in the den is great fun but too much furniture to be able to get good pictures.

 

Nanny Frankie takes it all in stride even when one wants to check his tonsils.

 

Some are running around investigating while another group gangs up on Frankie.

Every play session ends with a sprawl!

Six weeks old and the old computer had a temper tantrum so I've gotten behind.  So sorry but I'll try to make it up to you by giving you lots of pictures for the next week.  This week found the puppies running wild through the den every time an opportunity presented itself.  Very soon it's off to the back porch where they have a bit more room and it's close to the outdoors when the weather is a bit more moderate.

     

     

As you can see, it's very difficult to try to photograph these moving targets.

   

But sometimes one will take a break from the madness so I can get a cute face picture!

Playtime carried over to the bed...   

And we'll leave it at that for this week.

Seven weeks old and a lot of changes this week.  Oh, my, there were changes and so many pictures!

  

The babies moved to the back porch so they can learn about going outside.

And a trip to the vet for their puppy wellness checkups.

All loaded up and ready to go!

And look at this!  Even though I couldn't go in to get pictures, Dr. Ross and the awesome team at Pewee Valley Veterinary Center took pictures for me.  That's going above and beyond..

           

Dk. Green collar boy (Otis)                                               Red collar boy

       

Black collar boy                                                       Purple collar boy

      

Pink collar girl                                                     Lavender collar girl

        

Lt. Green collar girl                                            Blue collar girl

And when we got home from the veterinary clinic where everybody got a clean bill of health, it was warm enough the kids got to go outside for the very first time.  More pictures soon...

 

 

Please come back often and join us in watching these Spinone babies grow and develop over the coming weeks.  I'll be updating and adding pictures often.

 

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