Oh you've got grey eyes ...
Actually, ALL the pups have blue eyes. And by "all" I mean all puppies everywhere. But Marsha and Mike have blue-blue, sky-blue eyes. That means when the other puppies' eyes turn brown, Marsha and Mike's will remain blue.
Mike did not cooperate with the photo shoot as he was asleep. Which is GREAT! I *love* it when they are asleep, as it no longer happens often enough.
You can't tell from this horribly unflattering photo, but Marsha is going to be a knock out.
All of the puppies, in fact, are very attractive little dogs.
Big boy Bobby
Squealy, AKA Picasso
The time of puppy dominated photo blogging is rapidly coming to an end. And I don't mean in the grand scheme of things, I mean this in a most literal sense. I am actively looking for an alternate foster home for Mona and her babes now.
The puppies are 31 days old and are outgrowing my apartment. I've expanded their xpen area by another third but can literally make it no larger - it's now an obstacle course to access my kitchen and I'm practically sitting on them while I type this. And whenever I type, I'm almost sitting on my bed as it is. In other words, this town ain't big enough for the (nine) of us.
Raising puppies is a lot of work when, as my good pal Mike pointed out, you do it properly. These pups are heavily socialized by my friends and family and me. I spend a lot of time interacting with them and otherwise trying to make sure they are well adjusted. I rotate their toys daily and introduce them to something new every day. But there are only so many hours in a day and too many of them are devoted to the puppies for me to get on with life. And surprisingly, life takes up a lot of time as well. My own dogs are suffering from a lack of attention and time and I am suffering from a lack of sleep. Cookie Uncle helps me out by exercising my dogs, and Auntie Jody helps me out by coming in mid day to feed and play with them. But I still feel like I'm not doing enough and that the pups deserve more.
I've really enjoyed sharing the growth process with you all! But blog fodder is not a good enough reason to keep these pups crammed into my small living space if there is an alternative for them.
If you are in the Vancouver area and think you might be interested in taking Mona and puppies home for the next 4 weeks, please email me and we can chat!