Good evening, everyone! It’s been a long day! I’m sure all of you (not to mention your friends, relatives, and coworkers, right?) have been eagerly anticipating this update all day. I took new pictures of the pups just this morning, but just didn’t have time to get them posted until now. Thanks for your patience!
There aren’t too many new developments on the puppies this week, except that the weather is finally nice enough that they can spend the majority of the day outside finally. They LOVE it! We have a small 4 foot round pen, half shaded and half sunny, that they can eat, sleep, and play in when we’re not right outside with them, but what they really love is when we can be there to supervise them, and they get come out of their pen and run all around the front yard, playing and exploring.
As far as personalities go, I didn’t make any updates on the descriptions below from last week. There wasn’t really anything new to add. All the puppies are actually going through the roughhousing stage right now, where they are just full of boundless energy and want to play-fight with everyone and everything. We’re working a lot with them on the “no bite” command, and they’re starting to get the hang of the fact that they can’t do whatever they please–that there are some boundaries (they’re a lot like little children)! They aren’t allowed in the flowerbeds. They aren’t allowed to gnaw on us or our clothing. Things like that. Once they start getting the hang of the boundaries, where they can and can’t go and what they can and can’t do, then they really start having fun–they go racing across the sidewalk and skid around the corner of the house on the slippery concrete! We weeded some baby sunflower plants from the flowerbed and they got into the pile of the little plants. They had a blast picking them up in their mouths and strutting around like they had some prize, and then running and chasing each other to try to grab the plants from each others mouths. I’ve got so many adorable videos of them right now! I can’t wait to share them with you all, but I just haven’t gotten around to editing them. Soon (I hope)! Now for this week’s pictures!
Mercedes is a medium-sized, chunky girl; smooth-coated. She is a brownish-red color with some white on her upper chest and throat, and a thin streak of white on her nose and the top of her head. She is very outgoing and adventurous–never afraid to explore new places and situations! She likes cuddles and snuggles as much as the next puppy, but doesn’t demand them, being a lot more independent. Mercedes is reserved for Bill and his family from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lexus is the little pipsqueak of the litter! She is curly-coated, with all dark-red coloring, white toe tips, a white throat stripe down to her chest, and a little bit of white on her nose and forehead. Lexus is very sweet and loves to crawl up in your lap and cuddle, but also is very spunky, playful and outgoing. She loves to meet new people and make new friends! She might be the littlest in the litter, but she thinks she’s the biggest, and loves to try to prove it to her big brothers and sisters. Lexus is reserved for James and his family from Washington, D.C.
Kia is a big, chunky girl. She is curly-coated and tan in color with a white splotch on her forehead and nose, a white and tan belly, and white toe tips. Kia has a vibrant personality–she loves to give kisses and be held and snuggled. She also loves to play, run around outside, and strike the cutest poses for pictures. She’s bright and energetic, but also sweet and cuddly. Kia is reserved for Lavonne from Aimes, Iowa.
Dodge is definitely the biggest of all the puppies! This big, hefty boy is curly-coated and tan in color with a tiny bit of white on his nose, but no other visible white markings, except for lighter tan, almost-white patches on his legs and chest. He has an even temperament, but also a playful, spunky streak. He loves to pretend that he’s a big, ruff, tuff dog, full of big-dog growls, but at heart he’s a big softy who loves to be snuggled and petted. 😉 Dodge is reserved for Susan from Maple Lake, Minnesota.
Bentley is a chunky boy; medium-sized. He is smooth-coated and has dark red coloring with a small white stripe on his nose and chin and white throat. Bentley has a very calm, sweet personality. He just melts in your arms when you hold him, and melts your heart while he’s at it. He does have some play and spunk in him, but once he’s worked that out of his system, he’s ready to lay back and quietly observe the chaos around him. He doesn’t contribute to it, but it doesn’t phase him either. He’s going to be the perfect addition to a family with young child. Bentley is reserved for Katie and her family from Minneapolis, Minnesota.