|Posted by minasviewkennels on October 8, 2016 at 1:50 PM|
Happy Thanksgiving weekend from minasview kennel! The puppies are two weeks old today and doing great, something i'm very thankful for, its always a concern for a breeder that puppies thrive during this first critical period. The pups are gaining weight- they are thankful for the unlimited milk supply that Lulu provides! Lulu has enjoyed short breaks from the puppies so that she can exercise and just be Lulu instead of "momma", and Im sure she is thankful as well. Just like clockwork puppies eyes have started to open, they only see shapes and shadows right now however they have "found" each other and have started to interact with each other. Two weeks is also the time at which puppies ears unseal and they become very vocal, the purrs are replaced with little grrrrrs and the occational bark. Thanksgiving weekend has brought alot of family into our home this weekend so the pups have been introduced to the smell of new people, and short cuddles by human hands, we do not allow general visitation for another two weeks as we are careful to minimize the amount of germs brought into the nursery. Waiting is also easier on Lulu as well, too many humans near her pups will give her the signal that motherhood is finished and she would just leave their care and wellbeing to her people instead of continuing the journey...These pups still need mommas milk for the next 4 weeks and then we will slowly wean them to kibble, they also need her guidance and teachings, so that they can learn about manners of the domesticated canine- such lessons include "biting hurts" and "no barking". We are sorting out our puppy placements, three of the five are fully spoken for, a fourth may possibly become a resident of the USA, and a fifth is still looking for his forever family. Unfortunately this litter did not meet the demands of my waitlist and was not able to provide the yellow or chocolate pups as requested, i respect those families who have chose to wait longer for the colour puppy that their heart had been set on whether that pup comes from minasview or another respectable breeder.I have not advertised the last available pup yet because i sometimes think its best if the families "find" me, i believe all things happen for a reason, and those can be the best things. Enjoy your weekend minasview families, spend your time surrounded by those you love, and hopefully one of them will lay by your feet and give you wet labbie kisses!