Sunday, March 26, 2017

Boomer x Ellie Puppies 8 - 9 Weeks

The Boomer x Ellie puppies have been such a joy.  I feel so blessed to have been able to watch these pups grow up and see their individual personalities blossom.  Ellie has been an exceptional mom and I am so very grateful to Lise and Les for their friendship and trust in letting Ellie come and stay with us while she raised her litter.  
Lise with Ellie and her puppies
The puppies had a busy time in their last couple of weeks with us.  Trips for their structural evaluations and chiropractic check up, and vet check up all went well.  They have become good travellers and by the time they were off to their new homes they handled their car trips with ease.

Rolo chewing on a beef knee cap
Baby Ruth really liked the bird wing during her temperament testing.
Oh Henry investigates the umbrella.
The temperament testing was an enjoyable day spent with friends, observing the puppies and watching how they handled new challenges.  We were all pleased with how well the puppies did.

The weather was quite good for this time of year and the pups got to go outside to play in their outdoor pen regularly.  There were some days were it was a little too windy and cold though.  The bottle pool offered some indoor entertainment for the puppies and humans watching them. 

 The puppies have now gone off to live with their new families.  I'm looking forward to hearing all about their new adventures with their people.  I am truly grateful for the wonderful friendships that have been made as our Northrock family has grown.  Farewell little muppets, I look forward to when we will see each other again xoxo

Monday, March 13, 2017

Boomer x Ellie puppies 5 - 7 weeks

The time is flying by with the puppies from Northrock's F litter.  So many wonderful memories are being made and Ellie has been an exceptional mother. 
Ellie and her pups 💖
Summer hanging out with the puppies.
During the past few weeks they have had new things added to their indoor pen and have been taking regular trips outside to play.  

They have had a field trip to a farm and been tattooed.  It was a long car ride and a fun outing for the pups where they got to explore a whole bunch of new smells and different terrain. 

 The temperament tests are now complete and I'm very pleased with the puppies' personalities.  They are a delightful bunch who melted the hearts of our testers.

For the last several weeks many visitors have been coming to the house to help socialize the puppies. It makes for a very busy schedule here at Northrock but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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