Archive for June, 2008

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day 29 :: personalities / names

June 29, 2008

Hey, can you find Gina? lol.

Well, at 4 weeks of age the pups are starting to show their personalities.
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Girlfriend is Ms. Eye-Contact. She looks at you and maintains the stare. She is very confident and observant. She thinks it through and gets what she wants.
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MCM is not changing his outlook on life. He is a happy-go-lucky fellow. Very busy puppy. Nothing fazes him.

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The Gino Brothers (Uno, Duo & Tres) got new puppy names.. this time based on their facial markings, which have become very distinctive.

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Gino-Uno (pup #2) is now “Split”. He has a black mask on the right side of his face and the other side is merle.

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Gino-Duo (pup #3) is now “Starburst” – he has a white star for a blaze on his muzzle, radiating evenly from the center.

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Gino-Tres (pup #4) is now “Lightning”. Look at the thin white stripe on his face, just like a lightning bolt. OK, this picture doesn’t really show it that well, but trust me.. it’s there, ;-)..

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Yankee Spanky not only looks like his dad, but is starting to show the Big Yankee’s traits. He is using his front paws in a cat-like manner and has learned to give Sue a high-five.

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Drumroll please: 1st pup out of the box – Lightning (Gino-Tres, #4)! The rest of the gang followed suite closely on his heels. It’s amazing how strong the little rascals are, ;-).. We now have a tall x-pen around the whelping box.

 

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day 21 :: milestones

June 23, 2008

the great outdoors :: puppies’ first picnic trip.. they could hardly believe the wonders, ;-).. 

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guests :: marq & becca cheek came to visit.. the pups just love people, ;-)..

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1st meal :: yummy!! 

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day 3 :: visit to vet

June 23, 2008

The pups and Gina made a trip to Dr. Brad’s to get dewclaws removed.  Dr. Brad thought they looked great.  We weighed each one and on the average they all gained about 4 ounces.  I swear every time I look at them they have grown stronger.  When I was taking pictures for the site I caught the #3 pup pushing the tennis ball that their father Yankee had given them.  The black pups then began climbing about on the blue stuffed dog Uncle Luz and Uncle Space had given them. Soon they will be running about the box.

 

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day 8 :: weight gains

June 23, 2008

I weighed the pups again.  They have pretty much doubled in weight.  Puppy #5 and #6 weigh in at 2 pounds each.  The rest are not that far behind maybe 6 ounces behind MCM and Girlfriend.  I’m not surprised they way they like to eat.  Gina’s milk is really good and rich I guess.

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day 12 :: eyes wide open

June 23, 2008

This morning I awoke to girlfriend’s beautiful eyes.  She is the first to have her eyes open. Gino Uno is soon to follow.  The rest have tiny little slits. Soon instead of the braile system or scent they will have to use other senses.  Look out world!

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day 16 :: agility.. finally!

June 16, 2008

gino-tres :: there’s food at the end of the tunnel!

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tippy board races

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day 14 :: picture portraits

June 14, 2008

All right! The puppies are 2 weeks old! Can you believe it?

Their eyes are wide open and, oh boy, they are very curious about everything they see, ;-)..

The first pup to open her eyes was Girlfriend.. then Gino-Duo.. then we lost count – they seemed to all have their eyes open at the same time, ;-)..

Sue took these pictures right after the babies had their dinner, so they were calm enough to pose for the portraits.. Enjoy!

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featured in the order of birth..

puppy #1 :: yankee-spanky (b/w male)

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puppy #2 :: gino-uno (b/m male)

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puppy #3 :: gino-duo (b/m male)

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puppy #4 :: gino-tres (b/m male)

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puppy #5 :: mcm (b/m male)

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puppy #6 :: girlfriend (b/w female)