Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Puppies!

I know... I've been terribly bad about posting puppy pictures this time around. Want to see what I see several times a day during their romp and eating sessions?
 
 Their seventh week is almost here... the time they get to go become members of a new family.
We so look forward to that time around here.
For the families whose excitement grows by the day, and for the puppies who will now get undivided attention, and for us, because we get to rest!
The first puppy to leave will go home on Friday afternoon. His name is Rusko. His little face has changed so much since this picture was taken two weeks ago.
There was only one little girl  puppy this time around. Her name is Willow. Her owner tried to get a puppy out of our very first litter, but it didn't work out. Double the happiness for her AND us. We're so glad she got the one she wanted.
This next little guy will answer to the name Bentley... his family have been waiting to meet him for an entire year. They thought they wanted a girl, but he won their heart over the very first time their eyes met.
The resident litter chunk-o pup, who weighs in a full pound and a half heavier than the next in size, is going to live far away in Idaho. His name is Jax. He hasn't had the chance to meet his family yet, but continues to eat his way toward his go-home date with much anticipation.
This not-so-little guy (look how he fills out the weigh-in bag!) just met his new family last night. In our experience, people don't tend to register for a yellow pup when they see that the Daddy is a black and the Mama is a chocolate. But genetics are funny, and there are usually a couple of yellows that end up needing a home. When they arrived at our snowy home in the dark of evening, it was with a wait-and-see attitude. One look at that face and it was all over, no question. This pup is theirs. He might get the name Chaco, but with such short notice (we tapped into our waiting list to find them), they haven't quite made up their mind yet.
 And last, but certainly not least, is our other Bentley. Yes, two families, independently chose the same name. Wouldn't you like to say that you have TWO BENTLEYS parked outside? I would. Although on second thought, I'm not sure they would handle the snow and gravel that well. This Bentley is going to be best friends with twin boys. How's that for the perfect life of a Labrador?

11 comments:

needlesflossapplesauce said...

Who can resist those faces? Not me, that's for sure. Black, chocolate, yellow...they're ALL adorable.

Terri said...

Oh, they are all so gorgeous! I love labs!! We used to have a golden - I sure miss him and wish I had room for another!

mimma said...

Hi Beth, they are wonderful!! Thank you for these fantastic pictures.
Have a sweet Christmas ,you and your loved ones.
mimma

marly said...

Why do I always cry but smile when I see these sweeties? A local shop has a new resident 8 week old lab named Winny, so I get my dose of puppy breath whenever needed!

Diana said...

Thanks for the puppy pictures! They are all so cute!

Suzanne said...

What great pictures! I wish I could pick them up and cuddle them all!

Mary said...

Everyone who is having a bad day needs to just look at those faces and you simply feel better.........smile

Judy said...

What adorable pictures!!! We have a 4 1/2 year old female yellow lab. You gotta love 'em!! I am sure someday we will get her a brother or sister.

Happy Holidays!

Anne said...

Thank you so very much for the perfectly wonderful pics of such cuties!! Merry Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful puppies, Beth. I had a black lab for many years but now have the cats and of course, the horses. But there were only 6 survivors from this litter? How many were there originally?

Sandy

MoonBeam said...

Cute and cuddly. So glad they all will have nice families.

Bobbi