Most of the puppies have now gone to their new homes! We only have Bentley and Rosie left, and they are going to their new homes this weekend. I thought it would be fun if Kia, Maggie, and
Dodge-excuse me: he’s Cooper now–could still get in on the Week 9 photo update, so I had their new owners each send a picture, as well as descriptions of their puppies in their own words. Check it out below!
First, a couple milestones: Nikki has almost completely weaned her two last puppies now, allowing maybe only one feeding per day. They still try to sneak a suckle here and there, but she’s usually quick to growl and fend them off. As a result the three of them romp and play a lot more, as Nikki knows that the only way to keep them distracted is by playing with them. 🙂
Oh, and the Bentley and Rosie have learned to climb the steps on our deck now! So, I got pictures of the two of them up there today.
Mercedes, now named Maggie, is adjusting well. Her tail has been wagging almost non-stop, and she is enjoying exploring her new surroundings. She’s been making it through the night without any accidents (10 PM to 5:30 AM), and making it with hardly any accidents through the day. She is settling in well. The only challenge is to keep her from being mothered too much, as I’m sure you can tell from the picture below!! 🙂 Maggie is adopted by 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 happily settled into her new home in Ames, Iowa. She has officially been declared “The Cutest Puppy Ever” by everyone who meets her, and “perfect” by her new vet Dr. Fett. We kept the name Kia because Kia Ora in New Zealand’s Maori language is an informal greeting meaning “Hi!, G’day.” Our daughter thought it was a perfect fit since half of the family is Kiwi. She loves to snuggle, play with her rubber chicken, tug rope, and little stuffed pig. Walking with a leash is going to take a while, she prefers to just run around in the grass. A big thanks to Sarah and Country Cavachons for giving her such an awesome start to life. Kia is adopted by Lavonne from Aimes, Iowa.
Dodge, now named Cooper, is very snuggly and sweet-tempered, and he is also very busy and curious about everything. He pounces on his toys with a little growl, loves tug of war and running in the yard. He is learning how to chase a ball and “sometimes” he brings it back. He is great in the crate at night and sleeps from about 9:30pm -6:00 am, and last night he didn’t whimper at all. My cats are not sure of him yet, because he wants to bark and play with them. 😉 Cooper is adopted by 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.