Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pink Collar Girl

Our little pink collar girl is now the only one in need of a family. Fortunately a couple of her sisters and one brother are still around to keep her company. Rosie is also anxious to play with her.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Another doodle goes home.

A pic and a video of Sophie (dark blue collar) with her new "mom", Julie and a final video of Sophie being cute just before she left. As I post this, Sophie is sleeping under Julie's chair after an excellent first night with her new family.

And while I'm at it I'll post this cute one of Tucker with his soon to be playmate Drew.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ring Around the Swimming Pool

Amazingly we have not had to move inside for daytime puppy activity until this weekend. The rain had stayed away from meal and play times until Friday and Saturday. We moved the swimming pool (that's their portable, easy-to-clean dining hall) into the almost completed garage. The doodles loved having the run of this space, though mostly they just ran around the pool.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Two more visits.

Visits from two more families today brought about more changes to our shrinking family of doodles.

Carly, Mackenzie and Camryn came by to take their little boy home. This little guy is the black toenail/light blue collar boy.

Our little dark blue collar beauty has been chosen by Julie and her husband. Julie and her mother, Alice stopped by this afternoon and it was love at first sight. They will return to take her home soon.

Playing with Mama again

Puppy time with their mama is still pretty limited. As you can see in this video, the puppies still can't get it out of their heads that Rosie is no longer a food source. In fact, large dog in general must trigger a reaction since we've heard from Sam's new owners that he tried to nurse their three year old male doodle Grady. Anyway, this is generally what play time with Rosie looks like.

The puppies in this video are the light blue collar boy and the dark blue collar girl. They are 7 weeks old in this shot.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

King (actually Queen) of the Hill

One of the puppies has finally conquered "the Chair." The Chair is a camping chair that we use to sit with the doodles in their outside kennel. It is also a favorite shade source for early morning, mid morning, late morning, early afternoon, mid afternoon, late afternoon and evening naps. Ever since we have had them outside they have been trying to get into the Chair. Little red collar girl succeeded yesterday. I actually caught it on video! The second video shows her defending her new turf. This is now a regular event. I always know she is up there when it gets really loud outside.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Puppies new families

Here is a posting of puppies and their families from this past weekend.

Our little red collar girl got a visit from Amy, Rebecca, Amanda and Ron. Daughter Brittany was not able to make this trip. They'll be back before long to take their little doodle home.

Rumsey QT McClumpy (fancy collar boy - the "monkey") is now residing with his family, John, Aidan and Stacey. Reports are that he has adjusted very quickly and is already learning how to sit. I should try to figure out how they managed that and try it on the rest of them!

This is Sam. Formerly our mauve toenailed boy. He is now at his new home with Mary Beth, Dave, Max, Jack and Grady (their three year old doodle). Sam loves getting into Grady's stuff and is definitely enjoying all the play time with Max and Jack.

Monday, September 21, 2009

We need homes for two more puppies!

Two of our little girl puppies still need homes. Let your friends and neighbors know! They are so very cute. Pink collar girl is on the left (see a video of her here ). Dark blue collar girl is on the right (go here to see a close up of this beautiful doodle).

Puppies and kids

Laurie, Kelsey, Jenna and Drew paid a visit to "Tucker" today. Tucker is their little brown boy puppy with the red collar (singing video and serenade picture fame). They'll be back in a couple of weeks to take Tucker home with them. The picture and videos posted here are from today's visit. God may have created all the animals for Adam and Eve but I think He had their kids in mind when He created puppies!

Kelsey Laurie

Drew Tucker and Jenna

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Monkey Doodle

This is the doodle puppy that we have nicknamed "monkey." He is our little fancy collar, orange toenail boy. John has had quite a battle figuring out how to keep this little booger from escaping past whatever barrier is used.

In this picture you can see him climbing the kennel like a ladder. He'll get high enough to get his head over the top of the board, then his front feet and finally, with a little frantic scrambling, over the top he comes. This poster board in the corner gave him trouble until he recruited his brothers and sisters to help him eat the poster board. Hmm. Not sure what I'll try next.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The last full litter picture

This is our last photo of the whole puppy family. We've had our first one join her family. "Josie" (Light Blue Collar/Black toenail girl - Josie sounds so much better!) has now moved in with Kim, Kelly and Corinne. We are waiting for word on how she has settled in.

Josie is the puppy on the far right. She's a little lighter than her Light Blue Collar twin boy sitting next to her.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Playing with Rosie

Rosie is reaquainting herself with the puppies after some separation for weaning purposes. The puppies are trying to figure out this new role. They keep forgetting and diving in for a snack. Rosie will have nothing to do with that and quickly shifts into play position. I've got a shot of each puppy with Rosie. Even though you can't see the pup very well in some of them, the pics give the general feeling of a fun afternoon.

Be sure to click on the pics to get a better view.

Red Collar Girl

Pink Collar Girl

Red Collar Boy
(Laurie, Gregg, Kelsey, Jenna and Drew)

Pink Collar Boy
(Mary Beth, Dave, Max and Jack)

Light Blue Collar Girl (Black toenail)
(Now living with Kim, Kelly and Corinne!)

Fancy Collar Girl (Orange toenail)
(Jared and Challi)

Light Blue Collar Boy (Black toenail)
(Kelly, David, Mackenzie, Carly and Camryn)

Fancy Collar Boy (Orange toenail)
(Stacey, John and Aidan)

Dark Blue Collar Girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The water bowl

This is a typical watering time for the puppies. They almost always all decide at the same time that they need a drink of water. It's pretty entertaining. If you listen very carefully you can hear the lapping. (Sorry for the weird clicking that our camera does.)

Identification note

Some of you have wondered how we are identifying puppies.

We began by painting a couple of toenails on the back feet. We had red, orange, pink and black for boys and for girls. The fifth girl had no painted toenails at all. (She was very jealous until we told her that this made her special.)

Last weekend, we decided they were big enough to wear collars so we purchased nine little cat collars that have the safety buckles that pop off if there is a tug on the collar. (This protects them from getting caught and choking - of course it also pops off if another puppy pulls too hard on it, but that has only happened a few times.) Because of the pop off collars, we are still painting toenails.

The red toenailed little boy and girl have red collars.
The pink toenailed little boy and girl have pink collars. (we're saying mauve, for the boy's sake)
The black toenailed little boy and girl have light blue collars.
The orange toenailed little boy and girl have "fancy" (multicolored) collars.
The no toenail polish little girl is still special with a dark blue collar.

Now those of you that chose puppies during the toenail stage will know who we are referring to when we mention collar colors.

The curls are coming!

We are beginning to see the doodle curls in the puppies. It is especially in the cream colored ones. This is the little light blue collared girl that will be joining Kim, Kelly and Corinne's family.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two more puppies placed in homes!

Two of our little girl puppies now have homes waiting for them.

Our little orange toenailed, fancy collared little girl's new family is Challi (holding the puppy) and her husband Jared.

Lively little light blue collar, black toenail girl will be moving in with Kelly, Kim and Corinne.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Several puppies still need homes!

We still have several puppies available. If you or someone you know is interested, contact us soon! For pics of the available puppies, please see our ad at breedersclub.net. Here is a video of one of the little female pups that doesn't yet have a home. She's the girl puppy with the pink collar. She's going to make someone a very happy owner!

The puppies aren't thrilled with the vet trip.

As predicted, the trip to the vet was loud. The car radio quieted them for a little bit but mostly they fussed. They looked very depressed being stuck in their travel cage. You'd think they'd been neglected for a week from the looks on some of their faces. A few were troopers and simply slept through the entire experience.

Despite their gloomy looks, they all handled the poking, proding, shots and medicine extremely well. And all news was good news. All nine received a clean bill of health.

Rosie's doodles head to the vet today

Today is the puppies' vet visit. I think the van might be a bit loud as we head in. We'll get some pictures to post. Meanwhile, here are a couple more:

I tried to get closer on this one but they all woke up. I couldn't resist getting a shot of them sleeping with their fat little bellies up.

In these next two, Rosie is giving tug-o-war lessons to one of her pups and I've got the little cream colored boy (Max and Jack, this is your puppy!) in my lap. He's the first one to be getting the doodle curls!

Puppies are 6 weeks old!

It's hard to believe that we are already at 6 weeks! For those who haven't seen them for awhile, here are a couple of videos that show them all in their outside kennel. We like to sit in the chair and hold them in turn while the rest chew up our pants legs and shoes. The puppies are weaned off of Rosie but they don't really seem to know that yet. They clamor for her attention whenever she is in view and would nurse again if she or we (Rosie needs protection when all nine of them are after her) would let them.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Puppy family!

Jenna holds their very relaxed little puppy. She and her brother Drew and sister Kelsey get to tell everyone that the little singer on the video is their puppy! Mom and Dad (Laurie and Gregg) join the kids for the second photo op and Kelsey gets her turn with the little brown boy puppy (with the red toenail).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Doodles get some visitors

The puppies had two sets of visitors over labor day weekend. Neighbor Kate and two of her friends came by for a puppy session. The next day we had a return visit from Camryn, Kelly, Mackenzie and David to spend some getting-to-know-you time with their little puppy.

Clean doodles! ... for about 5 minutes.

Bath time. Kate and her friends were a big help in getting all of the puppies clean. Eileen takes advantage of this brief clean stage to let them climb all over her.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Puppy videos

The little doodles are starting to get some outside time and they are making the most of it. Lots of playing, tussling and trying out their strength. Rosie is beginning to enjoy her new role as mother and not just food source. In fact she will be very glad when the food source thing ends completely. Those little teeth are getting very sharp.

They are now 5 weeks old! Here are a couple of videos from today.

Doodle puppies get their first solid food

As with everything they do, all the pups want to be the first. It's all into a box for transport, then into the original swimming pool home (no water of course) for their first solid food dinner out.

It takes them no time at all to figure out what to do with this stuff. After immersing their entire bodies in the food pans (literally for a couple of them), they licked the pans and the pool clean!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Four puppies now have families! Five more need homes.

Some of the doodle puppies have been chosen by families. The new owners will come back in a few weeks to pick up their little bundle of cuteness. We still have five puppies available and can't wait to have more visitors. John had a terrific and busy weekend hosting the families that visited. It was a lot of fun to see the families and puppies choose each other.

Our little video star has a family. He won the hearts of Kelsey, Jenna and Drew (and their parents Laurie and Gregg). Drew's schoolteacher is already anticipating a puppy visit to the classroom.

Aidan and his mom and dad (Stacey and John) visited on Sunday and chose one of the little brown boys. This little guy was quite pleased to be in Aidan's arms.

Our little cream colored boy was chosen by Max and Jack (parents Mary Beth and Dave). The little guy will become a companion for their other doodle, Grady.

This little boy will be joining a home with lots of girls. He quickly chose Mackenzie, Carly and Camryn - of course they chose him as well.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Puppy photo shoot.

These 5 little girls are not cooperating for our group photo shoot. Our first attempt almost got them all looking at it. One, two, three, ... smile ... oops.

Maybe if we try again. One, two, three, ... hmmm.

I guess we better just take any picture we can get. They're still very cute.