We have had a busy weekend with 5 viewings of pups & a visit to meet the pack from a family waiting for a pup from Millie's litter later on in 2012. I hope we managed to give everyone time & hopefully no one felt like they were on a conveyorbelt.
The chosen pups are from Dolly's litter black boy with blue collar now called Edward, black girl with brown collar, black boy with with white collar & golden boy with black collar now called Alfie. From Ysabel's litter we have a golden boy with blue collar reserved.
The next couple weeks will see people viewing to chose the golden pups & tomorrow & Tuesday will see the last two black pups reserved.
It was my very patient husbands birthday yesterday & our wedding anniversary but with the busy day, my Mum recovering, Molly one of our daughters with Chicken Pox & my husbands parents away it was impossible to get out to celebrate, so we had a meal in & planned to watch a DVD which was The Hangover, really cannot give a review of the movie as we promptly both fell asleep within minutes of it playing under our duvet of Cavaliers & Reggie & we nearly burnt our meal. We did though after rescueing our dinner watch a bit of Peter Kay's new offering on DVD. I have yet to watch all of it but I was almost crying with laughter at one moment but then coughing uncontrollably kicked in as my cold I had has left me with a very tickly throat & laughing sets of coughing. I would though recommend Peter Kay's new DVD he is a funny man.
Dolly's pups are now 4 weeks old & are into everything & my children's interest in them has also increased because of this. They will happily chew a finger or the end of your nose & will wag their tales which I always find amusing when they start to do this in interaction to your voice or touch.
Lots of phot's of Dolly's pups but a little lacking of Ysabel's pups. I think this might be because they are not quite so mobile yet but will soon be venturing beyond the crate.
Dolly's Cavapoo Pups 4 weeks
Ysabel's Cavapoo pups 3 weeks
& 2 days old
We have a doggy guest at the moment in Lucinda who is staying with us until the middle of January whilst Sue & Jim visit their family in Australia. Lucinda has been neutered & has settled back into the fold like she had never left us but I am sure she will be happy to see Sue & Jim on their return.
Lucy is now approacing 8 weeks pregnant & at the end of this week will go on round the clock watch. She is now looking quite big but in full health & appetite. Lucy is a very robust Cavalier with an appetite to match & is one of the few Mum's I have to watch her weight while lactating.
Lastly tonight as promised the lovely photo of Alfie sent to me from Vanessa a little while ago showing him with one of the flower heads that Vanessa said he likes to remove. We have another Alfie in Dolly's litter now being the only golden boy just like his half brother Alfie 1 was in his litter. Thanks Vanessa for this special photo & your regular kind commemts on my blogs.
Alfie who is from Dolly's Cavapoo litter August 2010
Mum's home from hospital & is on the mend & tonight the last pup of Dolly's & Ysabel's litters has been reserved, so all going well all the pups have good homes & families to become a member off.
Dolly's Cavapoo Pups at
3 weeks & 3 days old
Ysabel's Cavapoo Pups at
2 weeks & 5 days old
Below are a couple lovely photo's of Mum's Ysabel & Dolly to end with tonight.
Ysabel with one of her 6 Cavapoo pups at 2 weeks & 5 days old
Dolly today with her Cavapoo pups now 3 weeks & 3 days old
Finally got to blog. Been abit of a funny week. My Mum is slowly recovering & thanks for all the kind messages. She is still in hospital & no real date to when she will be home but she is getting better.
I have managed to do the first worming for Dolly's & Ysabel's Cavapoo pups. I worm at 2 weeks, 3 weeks & 8 weeks. I use Panacur 10% Liquid wormer & I find it an effective wormer. I also wormed all adult dogs with their ever three month wormer. The adults I use Cestem which I found through the internet & my vet checked out & said its the same as Drontal but a lot cheaper & said to get it as they could not match on price.
I buy all my wormers, flea, ear cleanser products on the internet as I am afraid I can not afford to pay the vets mark up prices which in some cases can be 100%. I understand they have to earn a living but do feel that marking up medicines like they do is wrong. Mind you waiting rooms in vets surgerys are more plush than most doctors surgerys & the money for this has to come from somewhere.
Nearly went of on a rant there but to tired so will stop here.
We have now moved in the crates & removed the whelping boxes as one is needed for Lucy in a couple weeks & it gives them more room. I normally do this around 4 to 5 weeks but as Dolly had a big litter & Lucy needs a whelping box to get accustomed to we have done it a little earlier. They all seem happy with their new homes & Dolly's pups are getting very active & even finding the food bowl & having a nibble. We feed Mums & start pups on Royal Canin Starter which is a complete food & is a very small kibble & even at this age they can masticate it & eat it. Around 4 weeks is when we start to feed in earnest & Mum will start to self wean them as they start to eat more they will lessen the stress on her.
We also had delivery of my puppy coloured collars so identification is made easier. These are little velcro collars that you check each day releasing as they grow. They do two things which is make identification easier & make your puppy collar tolerant before you have them as puppies at 8 weeks can sometimes get distressed when a collar is first put on them but using these from such an early stage will make them happy to except wearing a collar. Below I will list sex, colour of pup & collar colour for each litter above the photo's for each litter.
Ysabel's Cavapoo Litter
2 weeks & 3 days old
Collar: Sex : Colour:
Red Girl Golden
White Girl Golden
Green Girl Golden
Purple Girl Golden
Burgundy Boy Golden
Blue Boy Golden
Dolly' s Cavapoo Litter
3 weeks & 1 day old
Collar: Sex: Colour:
Blue Boy Black
White Boy Black
Red Boy Black
Brown Girl Black
Green Girl Black
Yellow Girl Golden
Orange Girl Golden
Black Boy Golden
Dawn, I have slightly changed the colours I told you as Biege & White looked the same colour in photo's so changed Biege to Blue.
Lastly tonight a lovely photo of Mum to be Lucy who is now around 6 & a half weeks pregnant. Just one of those lucky photo's were you just capture them & yes my husband was eating hence the adoring look on her face hoping for a little bit.
Lucy now 6 weeks & 4 days pregnant
Hello everyone just to let you know all is okay because I have not blogged for a couple days & will hope to have lots of photo's tomorrow of pups with their colour collars on to make them easier to tell apart. Mums & pups are thriving.
My Mum though is not well at the moment as she lives with us in the annexe & was admitted to hospital wednesday night, she has had the cold which we have had & topped up with problems with her medication it all got abit on top of her. She is doing well after a couple days in hospital & hopefully will soon be home. So blogging has been a bit of a after thought.
Will hope to catch up tomorrow.
Tonight I have below photo's of three of Dolly's pups who are available. They are two black with a little white girls & one of the black with a little white boy. They will be ready the 24th December 2011 but we are happy at no extra cost to keep them to the New year. I have decided to put them on my website than trawl through people who have contacted me as I have already worked some way through my contact list & it is getting quite time consuming when people do not reply or have already found a pup & have forgotten to inform me. So if you are genuinly interested in one of these pups & can give one a loving, fun & forever home contact us by email email@example.com
or ring for a chat on 01769 560969.
Some people have already noticed that I have changed the process of aquiring a pup from us. This is because I am trying to cut down on the hours spent emailing people as it takes me away from more important things. Unfortunately I do get people who seem to waste my time. Most I am sure the original intent was not to do this but the end result is that they have wasted my time. I do like people to be completely sure before having a pup from me. Hopefully the new process will make people think more before contacting me. Rant over now I will load up some more puppy photo's for you to enjoy.
The ones below here are of the three pups available from Dolly's litter.
Available pups !
One of Dolly's girls showing that her eyes have opened
Photo's below show the maternity wing of our living room. Today I have been able to put the central partition back so that it still allows privacy for each Mum but more freedom & they have happily investigated each others offspring without the other being worried about it. Dolly & Ysabel both now are happy to leave the maternity wing for short periods returning to tend their broods. Both Mums sleep away from their pups now as more comfortable as with heavy with milk & pups lying against them with the heat lamp can be a bit uncomfortably warm for Mum. Both Mums are doing really well & their pups are thriving. Dolly's pups are now 16 days old with Ysabel's being 11 days old.
All Dolly's pups eyes are open or opening & Ysabel's are just starting to open their eyes.
All the other dogs are well & are very curious of the new members to the pack. Lucy is now approaching 6 weeks pregnant & is blossoming. She loves to sleep & she can really snore but have had no reports yet of any of her pups having this talent.
Ysabel's Cavapoo pups 11 days
Dolly's Cavapoo pups 16 days
Dolly's pups are now 12 days old & just starting to see their eyes open. Have just had to slide in a higher plank at the front of Dolly's whelping box as twice today one of the black pups has managed to get over the lower plank & found sucking Mum who was lying just the other side. Although still unseeing & unable to hear they are getting quite mobile & can be seen taking their first wobbly steps. The sense of smell the pups have is pheonomenal as you watch Mum arrive & just by smell alone the litter will turn straight towards Mum & straddle & now wobbly towards her & at arrival use the smell of her milk & touch to locate a teat. They can be fooled slightly with sucking as when we are nursing them they will happily suction on to your finger, top lip or ear lobe but soon realise they are not getting any milk.
The children are now making regular visits to nurse the pups & get them used to being handled. We have had several wet hands tonight as the boys bits only have to have a slight touch & they wee. The girls already at this age are slightly more refined & you tend to escape with a dry hand after nursing them. My children are used to pups & their accidents but do not appreciate it when its a sticky poopy hand that they get from nursing a pup at this young age.
At this age bodily functions are encouraged by Mum licking them & then Mum cleans it all up to, so nursing a pup at this age can stimulate the effect Mum has when licking them. Around 3 to 4 weeks they start to control their own motions without needing encouragement from Mum although Mum is still happy to clean up the mess.
Ysabel' pups are a week old today & they are all doing really well with Tinkerbell looking more like Tubbywell. Ysabel is happy for her daughter to visit her half siblings as a couple days ago she just wandered in with Ysabel & Ysabel was unconcerned having Primrose with her but no other dog at this time is allowed in at this time. Normally from 4 to 5 weeks Mum relaxes of & allows pups to mingle in the pack.
Some photo's of the rest of the gang tonight & a video of Dolly showing one way if your little how to feed 8 growing pups. Enjoy !
Dolly & her Cavapoo pups
Ysabel & her cavapoo pups
Lucy was confirmed in pups to Reggie today when scanned. She is carrying around 5 pups. These will be due around the 7th December, so Christmas is going to be very busy this year.
Dolly's pups are now 10 days old & I would expect any time now to start to see their eyes opening & this is were the fun starts & each pup starts to develop their character.
Ysabel's pups are also doing well. Little Tinkerbell is going from strength to strength & if you spot her in the photo's you will see she is still small but getting more tubby by the day.
I have just invested in some puppy ID collars as with 14 pups when they have been picked then I will know who is who & you can tell in group photo's who is who.
I am slowly catching up on sleep but due to lack of sleep have picked up a cold which hopefully I have seen the worse of now but has left me a little washed out. Luckily at the moment the pups are young enough that looking after Mum looks after them & just keeping a watchful eye over everthing is enough. The fun starts in a couple weeks when eyes are open & legs are in motion.
Enjoy the photo's !
Reggie & Lucy nearly 5 weeks pregnant
Dolly's Cavapoo pups 10 days
Ysabel's Cavapoo pups 5 days
Both Mum's & all pups are doing well. Have had a hectic weekend & have just got to the computer to find the lovely photo's below of Barney when he went on his summer holiday with Victoria & John. Barney is another of Lucy's Cavapoo pups from her litter born last year & is nearly 11 months old. Barney lives the furthest away of all our pups all the way up in Yorkshire in Hull.
Victoria says that "Barney is still into biting when playing & isn't that good at recall but apart from that he's adorable & a pleasure to have around the house. He loves everyone & everything." Barney was a precocious puppy & with his mischevious looks forgiving his willfulness is easier. Thanks Victoria & John for sharing the cute photo's of your boy he looks a character.
Lastly tonight Reggie. He is taking fatherhood in his stride & is very curious but knows to keep his distance for now. I have let him have a sneaky sniff of one of his pups without Mum knowing & I do think he's making some sort of connection as our dogs do live as a pack & it is not beyond comprehension that he understands that the pups are his.
At the moment Mum's are happy for any humans near their pups but they do not like other dogs getting to close but by 4 weeks then Mum is happy for her pups to meet the rest of the pack.
Reggie now a Dad
Dolly's Cavapoo pups are nearly a week old now & are thriving. When born pups eyes are closed & their ears are to. Around 12 to 14 days they start to open & they then become able to here & see although a little blurry at first as the eyes can not focus fully until around 4 weeks old. At first they find Mum by smell & touch alone.
Below is a video & photo's of Dolly's pups taken today.