They could get out with the pack and livestock earlier if they’d quit messing around and eat🙄 Opie is the only one who listens.
Observing pack dynamics is one of my favorite things to do, and sometimes I even get video. Cabo, with a very beat up muzzle from an encounter with a badger several days ago is not in the mood for Harley’s advances. Faith and Nellie very gently put themselves between dad and pup and nudge Cabo away while Marcia and Rylie move Harley in the other direction….problem solved!
Some videos of Hillbillies in their natural habitat…
Here they are….everyone has doubled in weight over the past two weeks, they grow so fast….I don’t think I’ve seen a more confident litter of puppies! They’ve been out with the sheep, pigs, poultry and other pack members and while some of the older puppies were a little over rambunctious with the new kids initially, Marcia made it very clear that was not acceptable behavior and things have calmed down. I’ll be calling my buyers over the next week and discussing the individual puppies characteristics, and personality traits, and will be posting several videos of puppies interacting with the livestock and pack members. For now, here are individual shots taken this afternoon of each puppy.
This was a busy week for everyone! Puppies moved outside and humans tore down and replaced fencing, removed some old dead trees, trimmed hooves and banded the last of the lambs. No individual photos this week but here’s a couple of photos of the older dogs checking out the new babies and a a cute video. See you next week!
Her hips just received an OFA “Good” rating!
They’re growing like weeds and are so cute! They just had lunch so their faces might be a little wet from the pre photo shoot face washings. Each photo has name, collar color and weight as of today…. there’s also a pretty cute video, enjoy!
And what a couple of beauties they are! These almost yearling pups have been on their own guarding our pregnant does for the past two months and are doing a spectacular job. I’m really looking forward to kidding in March, even if we are having some very interesting weather fluctuations (these photos were taken one day after the video!) Thank you Natasha Prudnik and Laura Underwood for two fabulous young dogs❤️
Finally, here they are! Because I’m so late posting, we retook photos today so they’d be up to date; which means I won’t be taking more until next Wednesday. I will, however, post video of these cuties interacting sometime midweek, when everyone has their names and new collars. Right now, if they aren’t toddling around the whelping box, they really like to sleep as close to this electric fireplace as possible, which is why the weird screen is in front of it. Hope you enjoy the photos!