|Posted by minasviewkennels on September 26, 2016 at 7:55 PM|
Hey! It's been two full days and puppies are doing well, lulu is a milk making machine! Every pup is up by 5-8 ounces since birth! Lulu is doing her job, being very protective of her young, we have not let Raven near the whelping box as to not upset mom, and Lucy and Beau have spent a lot of time doing errands or chores with Bruce the past couple days. Naming the pups came easy this time, the first big boy came in with a "roar" and I've called him Leo, also because I had a wish that there would be at least one black male puppy to make a very special person happy. We provided a puppy eight years ago to an older gentleman who has loved a black lab every year of his life since he was a ten year old child, at that time he had all ready loved five black labs and was wishing to have just one more in his lifetime- they became best friends, he notified me of his dogs passing around the same time I discovered Lulu was pregnant, and he made it very clear that he could not live without a lab by his side, this will be his sixth and perhaps final best friend. Lulu is absolutely crazy about balls, she especially loves her bright orange chuck it balls, so as I tied an orange ribbon on puppy number two he was named "Chuck". Our third pup wears a blue ribbon, I called him Jack, because I like the name Minasviews black jack, this big boy has a few white hairs on his chest, which will most likely grow out by eight weeks or sooner, it's a bolo mark and usually reflects good bloodlines.The little guy I called Timmy, or Tim, actually he has been referred to as pumpkin, squirt, tiny.... He is just so darn cute! The only girl is named Kira, I have raised four daughters, and they loved to play with Barbie dolls, at night as I picked up their dolls from the playroom floor there was always one I held a bit longer, she had long jet black hair and beautiful hazel eyes, her name was Kira, when the last puppy arrived with her shines black coat it reminded me of that doll all those years ago. The names I give the pups are temporary, and just a way for me to individualize them, and be able to watch their true personalities develop, the ribbons identify them but the names individualize them.