There has been so much change in the pups since the last update. Its amazing at how fast these guys are growing and developing. At 4 weeks old they have a full set of milk teeth, are fully weaned eating four meals per day and they love to play and chew. They had their last feed from Coco-Bean 5 days ago and judging by this photo I think she is quite glad of that.
The pups are now eating semi-solid food and drinking plenty of water from the fountain.
Playtime is fun!
And after all the activity of feeding and playing its time for another nap.
Five of the pups have 'forever homes' to go to at the end of October, leaving just three of the boys to find homes now. Miss Yellow and Miss Rose are going to together to live in the beautiful countryside of Co Mayo and we finally made the decision this week to keep not 1, not 2, but 3 of the pups here with us!!! I know, I must be crazy I hear you say and Yes, you would be right. I am crazy and I love it. If we had the facilities to keep them all I would gladly. Our kennel is big enough to comfortably house 5 fully grown Labradors and we have more than ample land for them to roam and exercise and not forgetting that one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland is just over a mile away from our house. So then the decision, Who do we keep ??
First choice was obvious for us all:
After all we have been through with him it was never an option to let him go. He continues to grow stronger and stronger and has almost caught up with two of his brothers in size and weight tipping the scales at 3lb 4 ounces.
Next up is Miss Pink now known as:
Miss Mia Pinkerton
Still very much the tiniest of the litter she is a special wee darling. Born weighing only 10 ounces she is now weighing in at a staggering . . . . 2lb 10 ounces! She eats well and makes up for her small size with a full-size personality! She also has a cute strip of white fur down her chest.
And finally, our No. 3 is Mr Red/Yellow now known as:
Jackson was and still is the largest of the litter weighing in at a hefty 5lb 1 ounce. He looks so much like Max did as a puppy but with the darker coat colouring of his mum Coco-Bean. You will always find him at the bottom of the pup-pile at nap time. Im sure the others enjoy snuggling up to him.
So, until the next update