Week 8 is here, folks! Maggie will be going home with her new owners today, and Kia on Friday. The other three puppies will all be gone by next Friday. It’s sad to see them go, but it’s not hard at all for us to give them over to their new families when we know they’re going to be in such good hands.
Everyone went to the vet yesterday for their shots, deworming, and wellness exam. All the puppies are in perfect health! We also got everyone’s weight. I had predicted that Dodge would be the biggest, followed by Kia, then Bentley, Maggie, and smallest of all, Rosie. I was almost right, but, as a matter of fact, Bentley is heavier than Kia, and Maggie and Kia weigh the same! That did surprise me. Here’s all the weights:
- Dodge: 4 lb. 8 oz.
- Bentley: 4 lb. 6 oz.
- Kia: 4 lb.
- Maggie: 4 lb.
- Rosie: 2 lb. 14 oz.
Can you believe how tiny Rosie is? A little over a full pound smaller than the next largest puppy, and over a pound and a half smaller than the biggest puppy! What a little squirt! 🙂 Now for this week’s pictures: Which one is your favorite?
Mercedes, now named Maggie, is a medium-sized, chunky girl; smooth-coated. She is a brownish-red color with a few bold white markings. She is very outgoing and adventurous–never afraid to explore new places and situations! She likes cuddles and snuggles, but is also our little wiggler–doesn’t like to stay in one place for too long! She is energetic and independent, but has this a way of gazing up at you so adoringly that it completely melts your heart. Maggie is going home today with Bill and his family from St. Paul, Minnesota!! Lexus, now named Rosie, is the little pipsqueak of the litter! She is curly-coated, with a deep red coloring that none of the other puppies have. She has bold white markings, including the cutest little white toe tips. Lexus Rosie 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’s just a tiny little wisp of a puppy, but she’s able to hold her own and assert herself with her big brothers and sisters. Rosie 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 blending of lighter white accents. While the other puppies have pointy noses or rounded faces, Kia is “blocky.” She has a big, wide paws and a big square head. Her legs also seem shorter than the other puppies, giving her the most adorable appearance of a short-legged Corgi. 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 tannish-red in color with lighter tan, almost-white patches on his legs and chest. He has an even temperament, but also a playful, spunky streak. Right now, Shasta (our Border Collie) is his hero. He loves follow her around everywhere and tries to play with her (although her big bark does scare him a little). 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 down his face and 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 is becoming more playful and spunky, running around and joining in the fun instead of only sitting back and observing, but his docile personality is still there under the surface. He is going to be a very patient, loving addition to his new family. Bentley is reserved for Katie and her family from Minneapolis, Minnesota.