Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Calling the puppies

almost 5 weeks old!

This is Izzy - hiding behind the wall....

This is Ira. He and Ivan have been battling it out for who is the littlest puppy. Today, at weigh-ins, Ira won. He is 5 lbs, 11 oz, while Ivan weighs one oz more than him. Ingrid, the biggist pup, weighs 7 lbs, 12 oz.

Here are a pair sound asleep. That's Ingrid on top, but I'm not sure who is under her.

It 's hard to believe that these guys are almost 5 weeks old. We gave them toys and they took their toy swimming, I guess! Clearly, it wore them out.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I~Gang in action

Poor Hal

It's getting more and more crowded when the pups are trying to nurse. Hallie is trying new positions to make room for the growing pups.

I-Gang is 4 weeks old

Ingrid is sacked out next to the water dish...

Irish is not asleep, although it looks like it - he has pushed the ball just out of his reach and is seriously thinking about what to do next.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007



Puppies' 1st meal of puppy meal

The pups are 3 and 1/2 weeks old now and we found out that they were definitely ready to try real food - even if it is ground up, watered down and mixed with goat's milk. Our littlest pups were the first to try the food and one of the little guys was the last to finish. We tried 4 meals today but decided to go with three tomorrow - since they are still nursing, they don't seem to need to eat 4 times per day.

Friday, November 16, 2007

OK, so one more photo for today

We love our names!

OK, so this isn't the best photo we've ever taken of eight pups - but, heck it was fun to do and you can get an idea of how cute these pups really are! They range in size from 4.5 lbs to barely 3 lbs and are pictured above in birth order, left to right. If they could just respond to noises, they might look at the picture taker.....

Today, Miss Red, Miss Blue, Mr. Purple, Mr. Neon Green, Miss Neon Pink, Mr. Brown, Mr. Light Pink, and Mr. Turquoise got their formal CCI names and we can quit calling them colors. This is a huge day and we're all pleased with the names we received. In no particular order, the girls are: Ingrid, Inca, and Izzy and the boys are: Ivan, Ike, Irish, Ira, and Ikris. All very respectable and simple names.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Make sure you turn the sound waaaay up - these guys are looking for mom and making a lot of noise while they search. I don't have their names yet, but I'm hoping that we get them soon. Our largest pup is 3 lbs, 15 oz, - the smallest is our turquoise pup at 2 lbs 14 oz.. Hal thinks they are taller than they ~ she keeps trying to feed them while she's standing up. I think that it won't be long before most of them can reach her.

Monday, November 12, 2007


It only took about 6 tries to figure out how to get the photo of Hallie on the header into a manageable size that didn't take up more than a computer screen! Now, I'm trying another photo to see what the size looks like. The pups were just lined up like this and looked so cute!

Our first blog

I decided to start a blog for two reasons - out of curiosity and to publish some tidbits about Halor's puppies for those who are interested. I realize that having a litter of puppies is not necessarily new, exciting, original, or all that different, but I'm thinking that if I put up an occasional photo or video, along with some narrative to go along, some might actually enjoy it. The big test for me will be keeping up with the blog and the puppies at the same time.

Halor and Sequoia's pups are Golden Retrievers, born October 25, 2007. There are 3 girls and 5 boys. Here is a little video of the pups nursing when they were 2 weeks old - all is quiet, all is quiet!