Ch. Mals-About Luck Was A Lady
Ch. Mals-About Doing A Happy Dance BN RM CGC
Born July 14, 2018
Rebecca and Charlie would like to invite you to join them in welcoming their babies. These little guys and gals 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.
And, without further ado, here they are!!
Newly born and time for Rebecca to rest. One day old and wearing their ribbons.
Girls and Boys...
A week old and the babies have all nearly doubled their birth weight. Rebecca is such a good mother so the babies are healthy and active.
Just as I was coming in to update this page, I looked over and saw this wonderful image that I had to capture. I hope it makes you smile, too. Note you can only see the paw of the little white/orange girl in the upper left corner.
Two weeks old already. The babies have grown a lot this week. Eyes are open and they are moving around quite a bit. We've already had a couple of escapes from the whelping box. Time for the first short door.
It's a puppy skirt! And look at these guys starting to walk!
Starting to play mouth games and trying to do a bit of playing. Not strong on their feet yet, but soon...
Three weeks old and there has been lots of progress this week. The puppies continue to practice their escape tactics as they get stronger with their walking skills. There is more interaction with each other and they have found their voices. We've started them on baby cereal for their first solid food and it seems to be quite a hit.
Their first attempt at eating was a success and surprisingly tidy. Nobody crawled into the bowls to nap.
Last week was a skirt. This week they are approaching a blanket. Soon poor Rebecca will be covered up!
Last but not least, we see escapes in progress. Since the door isn't stopping them, I'll take it off to make it easier for them to get back to bed instead of screaming for help.
Four weeks old and chaos reigns. My old computer that does this page decided it didn't really like me very well but enough about me and my ongoing feud with a computer. The babies continued to escape in spite of my best efforts so I ended up taking the door back off. I never knew where the little kids would be. The only sure bet was that they would not be in the whelping box!
Sometimes they were catching Rebecca trying to get some free time. Other times they were lounging on the rug in front of the door.
And sometimes everybody was in front of the door.
Whether it was an impromptu wrestling match or just lounging in front of the air vent, the consensus was that the whelping box had served its purpose and needed to go away. And so it did.
Week five starts off with everybody happy again. The whelping box is out and the big crate in and the puppies are confined once more to their area. They are getting to be busy little kids and playing more with each other and their toys. Fun times ahead!
Rebecca says this is much better!
And the puppies think so too!
Six weeks old and it's been another busy week for these little guys with lots of changes going on. They outgrew their quarters in the den so moved to the back porch with more room and close proximity to the doggie door. And they got to go outside for the first time now that it's quit raining.
When do puppies play the most? Why, 11 pm at night, of course!
We want out... NOW!
Their first trip outdoors was quite a hit with these little guys.
Investigating everything in sight.
The "blues".. Lt Blue girl (L), Dk Blue boy (R) Sniffing and snuffling and somebody just noticed me taking pictures.
Rebecca keeping an eye on things. Passing the baton... errr... toy.
Something is very interesting. Green collar boy (L), Red boy (R)
We're ready to go in now.
So we went back inside but not through that door. While they played outside, I moved their things to the back porch.
Now there's more room for puppies to play!
It was a busy week for these little ones that are now seven weeks old. I can't believe it's already been seven weeks. It started out with a visit to the vet for their wellness checks. They are running in and out of the doggie door and growing, growing, growing!
All loaded up and ready to head to the vet clinic.
Finally got them corralled in the exam room after they kept escaping every time somebody opened the door.
Of course, they thought the puppy pads were fun to tear up and run around with. Dr. Ross was very pleased with the puppies and pronounced them all to be very healthy.
Life is good when you get to play outside!
It's extra nice when Mom is out so you can catch a snack if she will hold still long enough.
And you can run!
And run some more... or.... stop for a quick tussle.
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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