Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week Two-Collie Puppies

Tiny Tri and Big Tri

Week two puppies continue as week one--mostly eating and sleeping. Towards the end of the week, though there is a dramatic difference. Suddenly they are walking --although a bit shakily! They sit up like 'real' dogs for a short time before they keel over on their sides.

Cute, Cute Puppy Toes!

Eyes are starting to open in the corners and ears should be opening as well. Once the ears are open there will be no escaping their notice! They can tell when Ashley is close by. It's quite hysterical as sometimes when they are sleeping, she will tiptoe into the whelping box and quietly lay on the opposite side from the pups. It doesn't take long until they wake up and turn into little heat seeking missiles.
And Equally Cute Puppy Noses!

The biggest of the pups (the big tri girl) is up to about 2 lbs 11 ounces. The smallest tri girl is steadily gaining each day and is now up to about 2 lbs.

It's funny to see them turning into dogs right before my eyes. Later this next week, I'll be introducing them to regular food. At first they won't each much, but will smear it everywhere I'm sure. Soon though they'll be digging in. Six short weeks to weaning.

Growing Is An Exhausting Business...

Helen is coming for first evaluation this next weekend. Eye checks will be April 26 and will finalize decisions. A couple of the puppies are spoken for, if it all works out that way. Helen will get first pick of the puppies.

And here are week two puppy pictures!

Puppy A--Tri Girl

Puppy B--Sable Merle Girl

Puppy C--Tri Girl

Puppy D--Sable Merle Girl

I struggle on with the hard business of loving on these little scraps of fur and attitude!

(Coming soon--week three and suddenly we have walking, 'talking' little collies!)


Sharrie said...

It is so much fun to see collie pups. I am so used to looking at everyone's corgi babies. Looking forward to next week's pictures.

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Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

At what age do they go to their new homes? thank you, darling puppies, good photo's.

Louise said...

They continue to be more and more adorable! I think it's going to be very hard for you to see them go to their new homes.

Vicki Lane said...

I have puppy envy and lust in my heart...

Rae said...

I'm with Vicki on the puppy envy. Such sweet little puppy lumps! I love the way they sleep, sprawled and curled and out for the count.

Shula said...

Oh they are all so cute. I absolutely love puppy paws, it's the one time they are all pink and soft before they get all walked on.

Star said...

and by now you have a favourite? I bet you do. However, they are all wonderful.

Kathy said...

Joy, joy, joy! Happy puppies!

Life is good!

Maneesh said...

Cute. Just one word to say.
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I need orange said...

Hope all is well and you are "just" insanely busy taking care of babies!