Here he is meeting his new Dad's arm. Such a dinky little dog yet.
Here he is being held by his soon-to-be mom.
The room lighting is fairly dim for the comfort of the puppies. Getting the angle right for the light is a little tricky! He really has two eyes! As do I :-).
Here he was sitting on the floor for just a few moments. And he follows that up with trying to walk around a little bit. Probably has not spent much time on the floor yet.
Getting stronger and more adventurous every day.
I managed to share again and here pup is with Dad. This provided some cute little close up shots.
How to choose. . . Oh, well, I'll just keep adding photos.
Plumb tuckered out after all this excitement!
In comes mom -- Kiss Me Kate -- who is a wonderful mom to her pups and off they all went nursing again. They all seemed delighted to be back in their warm and familiar family and getting another great warm meal. Kate was very attentive to her pups and knew IMMEDIATELY that there was one missing as soon as she got back in the room. She definitely could count -- one, two, three -- WHERE IS MY OTHER PUP!! We gave her back her little pup and all was well.
It was sad to have to get in the car and return home pup-less, but we know he is being well loved and cared for. All four little pups are already accounted for -- fortunately. Our daughter who went along for the day trip fell in love with one of the two female pups -- "the one with the flo-ahh-ppy ears" but when she found out the full cost of obtaining one, decided to save for another day. We hadn't talked to our kids about the cost of pups these days just all the fun parts!
A cute twosome! It would be fun to have a couple of little schipperkes. But for now we will start with just one. We've narrowed names a bit -- but it is a challenging process.
We are very impressed with the dog breeder. Not a puppy mill. Pups raised inside, get attention and socialization and everything is clean and standards are excellent. When we get our pup in a month and post after all is said and done, we will be happy to give out contact information if they would like. If not, then that is OK also. But for now this is not yet our pup so we do respect their privacy!
I hate to wait. . .but am enjoying the anticipation. CS Lewis says there are three parts to a wonderful experience. There is the time of expectation and anticipation, then the actual longed-for event, and then the years of reliving the wonderful memory to follow. So true. I am enjoying the anticipating part but know it won't compare to having the fuzzy little fur-ball home and running around our house. The new fence is up and the gates go up on Monday. Repairs to fence after major windstorm last winter are motivated by safety for new pup. (Not that he will be outside without supervision for a long time yet.)