Going Home Day

The pups are almost all on their way to their new homes. Good luck sweet babies, I can’t wait to hear how they are getting along. Here are photos of pups with their new owners, and for four of the puppies, with our favorite transporter Aaron and his lovely wife Liezel, owners of PhilAm Transport, thanks for getting them to their homes!

The Willis’s (Almost) 8 week Individual Photos

Here they are! They were NOT thrilled about having their photos taken as they were all pretty involved with wanting to rip the towel in the above photo to shreds. I’d been using it to make sure their faces were clean and they didn’t have any straw hanging off their noses…so they of course wanted to make sure it was dead, and really resented being pulled off for photos, and having to have the sun in their eyes…..and yes, they are huge!

Baby Willis’s 7 weeks old….

Puppies are all doing well. They’re getting very familiar with the sheep, as you can see in one or two of these videos. Unfortunately, our air quality is still pretty awful.We’ll be doing individual photos over the weekend when I have a helper to hold puppies. If I haven’t scheduled a phone call with you yet, I’ll be contacting you soon. For now enjoy these stills and videos, all but the first one is from this morning. The other is from last week when the skies cleared for a bit.

Dad trying to figure out if he should break up that wrestling match….
Sin found a feather…
Moonlight using her sister to get a boost…
Harley getting kisses from Diehard

Sin and Diehard
Mercury and I think Boy Scout
Six
Armageddon
Fifth Element trying to steal a drink.
Diehard was the first to wander away from the group to go exploring….Bella and Yamir are on pig duty on the other side of the fence.
Puppies rough housing and stalking Dixie
Boy Scout just taking a stroll….
Puppies taking advantage of this ewes good nature. She’s one of our older girls and gives very gentle warnings, but I decided they were pushing their luck.

Happy 5 weeks!

The Willis’s are 5 weeks old, and as you can see….not wanting for groceries! They’re living outside full time and will start going out to the pasture with mom now that the smoke seems to be clearing. The weather and smoke from the fires has been pretty rough on everyone; I’m just thrilled to have WiFi back, and clear skies! I will be scheduling phone calls during week 6 to discuss various puppies and transport plans, and answer any other questions. Here are individual photos, and a couple of videos taken yesterday and this morning. You may notice little Blind Date is missing from the individual photos…..because she is so much smaller than her siblings, for the moment I am holding her back. She is healthy and doing everything she should be doing, but she does tend to get pushed off food and knocked around a lot by her much larger siblings. Although she’s a tough little thing I just don’t think it’s in her best interests to keep her outside 24/7 like the rest, and until I get a vet clearance that she’s as okay as she appears, I’m just taking a watch and wait approach with her. I hope you enjoy the photos and videos!

When you’re supposed to be napping, but toys!

While Bellatrix and Andromeda napped out in the pasture with mom, the boys were being boys😂

Tan collar – Sirius

Red collar – Antares

Dark Blue collar – Perseus

White collar – Draco

Yellow collar – Betelgeuse

Green collar – Pollux

Brown collar – Polaris

Black collar – Vega

Vega and Draco
Betelgeuse, Antares and Pollux

For anyone interested in listening to me drone on about my dogs for an hour…

Just be warned, for some reasons, the questions were edited out so it sounds a little like I’m just arbitrarily jumping fromThanks so much to Sean and Bulldog Social Club for taking an interest in the breed.

First Day With The Pack….

The Stars are now 6 weeks old and have graduated from their puppy pen. They are now spending their days with mom, some of the other pack members and the sheep. This is a very important learning experience for them, as they learn to live in a larger space, and to interact with other pack members and of course, the livestock. I really believe these weeks spent with other pack members, livestock, poultry, and children on a regular basis is why our puppies are so confident and ready to learn when they arrive at their new homes. Because they’re way too young to spend nights out, of course they do still go back to their pen in the evening at feeding time. Here are some still photos and videos along with their 6 week individual photos, enjoy!

Bella and Faith watching over the kids…