Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Food

Today the puppies have learned food just doesn't come from Mom. That human voice they have been hearing can deliver the goods as well. The puppies are enjoying their first taste of goat's milk. As you can see there are no such thing as manners when it comes to feeding time. There will be lots of new tastes over the coming week for the puppies. I am sure that Allure will appreciate the help in keeping all these little tummies fed.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Puppies are 2 weeks old

Hard to believe that the Reign/Allure puppies are already two weeks old. They all have their eyes open and are mastering the art of walking. Even though we call it the "drunken sailor" walk at this point. Two even found there way out of the whelping box to lay beside Mom today. Time to add a side board to keep them contained!

We would also like to introduce a new member to our Brighthope pack. Arine (pronounced Irene) has been here for 7 days now.
Arine flew from Amsterdam to Toronto last Friday. She was born on October 26th 2011. She will offer our breeding program some new blood lines and so far we are very impressed with her. She has made friends with all our Blues and already she loves her runs in Picardy Park.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Puppies have arrived

Brighthope announces the arrival of nine puppies born Thursday January 5th. Allure's resolution to "stay away from the boys" is not going to work this time. She gave us 6 males and 3 females. All doing fine.
Even after years of breeding I am so amazed at the survival instincts in these little beings. They eat and sleep. They will always find the "restaurant" even when it moves around the whelping box, and voice their displeasure if they do not feel a warm body beside them.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Puppy Countdown!

The only one at Brighthope to make a New Years resolution is Allure and she has decided to "stay away from the boys". She trys her best to waddle around in the deep snow in Picardy Park but it is getting harder with each snowfall. We should have puppies in the next few days; we are ready when she is!

The Blue Picardy calendars are beautiful. Many thanks go to Kim Ratigan and Susan Varga for all the work that went in to putting them together. I must say I am very proud of the Blues that our Brighthope Gang have produced.