So, our puppies turned 8 weeks old on Thursday and all 3 have gone to their new homes- one fairly nearby, one near Scranton, and one to Rhode Island. We look forward to sharing pictures of them in their new homes once everyone is settled.
It's hard to believe that the tiny little puppies, weighing much less than a pound each at birth, left weighing 18 lbs, 17 lbs, and 14 lbs. respectively. Mama did a good job with her puppies!
So, of course, the kids were very sad to see them leave, but, their sorrow is most likely be short-lived, especially because we have a surprise to introduce to the world!
Millie Grace entered our family today, April 27, 2019, after a long car ride from Philadelphia. Millie was born on the same day as our puppies, so she is also 8 weeks old! She belongs entirely to my daughter Ruth (9 years old) (who took out a loan from her parents to buy the puppy ;).)
While we could have kept a puppy from Bella's litter, we chose to try a different blood-line, just to keep some variety in the Gateway Golden dog population. Millie's parents are both imported from Europe and both Millie's mom and dad score well on Penn-Hip, and we will work on getting the puppy her clearances before breeding in the future.
For now, the kids are enjoying their new baby! She is a sweetie!
At 7 weeks old the puppies are running around anywhere they can get to. Elsa, our calmest puppy prefers to cuddle up and stay by her owner. Anna, on the other hand is way more active and likes to be let outside so she can run anywhere she pleases. Brittney (not pictured) is somewhere in the middle as far as personalities go. On any day all of the puppies like to be outside in the fresh air. They are all getting big and friendly. The puppies are doing well and will be ready to go to their new homes in a little more than a week.
The puppies are 5 weeks old and are walking and playing around our yard. They are adorable and their individual personalities are emerging nicely. "Elsa" is our shyest girl, the last one to venture out of the puppy pen, while "Anna" is our most "lively" girl, reminding me the most of her vivacious mother. "Britney" is somewhere in the middle and was chosen by her family this week!
Here are some pictures of "Anna" below...