Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hal's kids are getting busy!

Turf Wars

Halor's large "L" pups will be 3 weeks old tomorrow - what an amazing group! As you can see, they are beginning to outgrow the feeding trough. Seems like there is always one looking to steal another's spot.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Loveable "L" Pupdate with NAMES!!

Our dogwood is in bloom, so what better backdrop?

Miss Red

aka "Laurie"

Miss Blue
aka "Lovey"

Miss Purple
aka "Lillith"

Mr. Neon Green
aka "Locke'

Miss Neon Pink

aka "Loralee"

Mr. Brown

aka "Louie"

Miss Light Pink
aka "Lupe"

Miss Turquoise
aka "Leah"

Mr. Orange
aka "Linus"

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Some Random L shots

Seven Mr. Magoos...

Mr. Brown

Mother/daughter shot

Puppy toes

Miss Purple and Miss Neon Pink -

they're all at 2 lbs and wearing kitty collars now!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lively "L" pups are one week old

These kids are thriving!

I just couldn't resist the big blue surrogate mother!

Litter photos are such fun and so elusive! The "L" pups had their first real photo shoot last night - they are in birth order from left to right (supposedly matching their associated pastel toys)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Counting Halor's babies before birthing

I finally got around to downloading my flip videos and this turned out better than expected. This is an x-ray of Halor's mid-section about a week before her puppies arrived. If you look closely, you can see the spines and skulls of the puppies. During the first count, you can see that my friend Mo puts a dot on eight skulls. She went back to double check and found one that she missed, so we had a good idea to expect nine puppies. We do these x-rays just to get an estimate as to how many puppies to expect at whelping time - sometimes the count is one over or one under, but it's a good idea to be prepared.