First, before pictures, let me just say that if any of you are in those fire areas of our great state California right now, I am praying for you and for your homes, and farms, and businesses, and that if anything gets lost that it can be replaced. Lives can’t be replaced and my heart just sinks to hear of the ones that have already been lost. We have family in Santa Rosa who’s house burnt to the ground early yesterday morning, what a long road they have ahead of them.
Now onto the good and the happy. The puppies are THRIVING and so is Lucy. She is eating about three times her normal amount, and draining her water dish. 🙂 The puppies are gaining about an ounce a day at the moment, and one of them broke a full pound this morning!
Pic 1: Female. She is going to have a typical doodle coat, that may be a little curlier than the f1s. Its hard to see but she has grey/black spots on her nose and lips, and it seems like it is going darker all the time. Here my genetics knowledge fails me: I know her dad has a ticking gene, so that may play a part.
Pic 2: This extra curly girl is going to be AWESOME for someone who wants a no shed, less allergy dog. She is cute as a button. She also has some grey/black spotted skin on her nose and her snout, and a little in the ears. Once again, I am confused on the coloring and if the skin will go darker or stay pink all over. I think the color of the hair will stay white regardless….I think… I will be doing my research. All I know is that she is going to be an adorable white cloud of fluff and curls. 🙂
Pic 3: The three little white puppies: curly girl on top, male to the left, female to the right.
Pic 4: You can see more of the grey/black on the curly female in this picture. To the right is the male and he has grey/black ears, nose and eye rims. Can you say “gonna be gorgeous??” He will also have a more typical doodle coat with maybe a slight bit more curl than the F1s.
Pic 5: Annie and Sarah helping me out in the puppy admiration department.
Pic 6: The two black puppies. The male has a long tail and a bigger white chest patch. The female has a shorter tail and a little white star on her chest. They both have white beards. How can we ever separate these two? I think the female is the top puppy in this picture.
Pic 7: The female black puppy. She is quite curly, and will not shed much if at all.
Pic 8: Now you can see the male’s white patch on his chest. He’s so stinking cute.
Pic 9: This puppy is a male with more silver underneath. He is big and very beautifully merled. He is going to be pretty curly.
Pic 10: This is our biggest puppy so far, weighing in at an even pound this morning. He is colored similarly to Lucy and he is the curliest of the merles. He is going to be a looker for sure.
Pic 11: This guy is also beautifully and evenly colored, with a good bit of silver underneath. He has a white chest patch and a short tail. He likes to sleep upside down, and except for when he is eating he seems really chill. He holds his own in the weight gain department. 🙂
Pic 12: Another picture of the one pounder. He is just gorgeous.
Pic 13: Sarah, my little helper with the black male.
Pic 14: Annie, my big helper with the white male (I think) puppy. (and a little peanut butter on the face)
And Heidi was strapped into her high chair while we took pictures, because as much as she wants to, she can’t quite help yet. 🙂 But she does like to squeal with delight when she gets to touch a puppy.