5 of the puppies have gone on to new homes already. It is a bittersweet weekend for me. I am happy to see the smiles on the new families faces but sad to see the little faces go one by one. I will miss them all. I am also happy that I will not be so busy now and can once again can find time in my schedule to ride my horse and just relax. Spring is upon us and so now I will be doing my spring cleaning and will soon be cleaning up the yard after the snow melts. I look forward to seeing updates on the puppies and hopefully some pics of them as they grow. 2 of the puppies have gone to homes in my area and I am excited to watch them grow. They have both gone to a couple friends of mine and so I will get to visit them and I am very happy about this. The kids are not very happy to see the puppies go and keep asking me where their favorite puppy has gone. Only 2 left for pick up now and one left to find a home for. Admiral is still with us and he is still such a sweet boy. We have discovered he does not like cats and so we will be looking for a home with no cats for him. I am hoping to get him neutered soon so his new family, when we find them, will not have to worry about it. If anyone is looking for a loving dog that is already house broke and has good manners already he will be the perfect fit. He enjoys it outside so his new family could have an outside dog if they chose. He will come inside but will ask to go out very soon after he comes in and would rather just stay out. He is about 80 lbs or so and will be getting a lot bigger. He has a very big bark and is a great watch dog letting us know when anything is not as it should be. He will bark when someone comes up the driveway but will great them with a happy tail and a smile. If anyone is interested in this sweet boy please let me know. I am asking a small amount of money now for him but after he is neutered his price will go up.
Tomorrow I will be taking the fawn and the black puppies to the vet for a check up and first set of shots. The next day the harlequins and the merle will be going in. They are currently only on solid foods and are doing great. I have extended the pen they stay in so it is 3 times bigger and they are having a little trouble staying on the puppy pads with potty time. I think it will get better as they get used to the bigger area. Before I changed it they were all using the puppy pads very well. They turned 6 weeks old today. Hard to believe they will be going to new homes in a couple weeks. It will be boring around here without the little trouble makers lol. They are always escaping the pen if I am not around to play with them and they will start looking for me and making messes on the way. Only the black female is still available. She is shy with new people but once she gets to know you she wants to cuddle and play. She is so sweet :) She is also one of the biggest in the litter. I am going to try and get pics up today of the puppies.
WOW!! So the puppies will already be 5 weeks old tomorrow! Time has flown by and they are getting so big :) They are eating solid food and only nursing once a day and once a night now. They are all playing and I bought some tennis balls, little ones, for them to play with. They are escaping the whelping box almost as fast as I can put them back in :) They follow me around while I am cleaning and doing laundry. I am going to be a bit sad when they leave for new homes but I am happy that I have made their new families happy. They will be getting their first set of immunizations in about a week and they have been wormed twice now.
Lily is getting big too and is always bugging Isis and Ozzy. She loves to run full speed at Ozzy while he is sleeping and jump on his face. He will lift his head and look at me annoyed that I am allowing her to disturb his nap. She is playing fetch too now and loves it. She will grab the ball and spin around to bring it back so fast sometimes she will trip herself lol.
I will try to get updated pics of the puppies in the next few days for everyone.
We are feeding our puppies Hills Science Diet Large Breed dog food. Great Dane puppies should not eat puppy food because it can cause them to grow to fast and can cause the legs to grow crooked. I will be sending all the puppies home with some food from here so you can safely switch brands if you choose.
So the puppies are 4 weeks old tomorrow. They are eating solid food a few times a day. I mix the food in with water and milk replacer, put it in the blender until it is pureed and feed it to them like this. They love it. They have been wormed once so far. I have been so busy with life and puppies that I haven't had time to update anything. It has slowed down a bit around here so I will try to get new pics up as soon as I can. Thanks for being patient lol