Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A short announcement with some big news...

Mr. Purple coming over the side of the box.
It seems like it's about time to let the cat....I mean puppy.....out of the bag. I had been waiting a bit to make sure that mom and kids were all doing well and after my puppy visit yesterday (ahhhhhh, puppy breath is an amazing thing) it's official. In about five weeks or so, Team Magica will welcome home a bouncing baby golden....It'll be a boy (of course - only one bitch in this household - thank you very much)....It's a small litter - four puppies. Two girls and two boys, they were four weeks old on Saturday.

Post-Milk Sleepies...

The sire is our very own Teller-Woo and the dam is Kathy Wager's bitch Carlie. I liked Carlie when I met her at an agility trial back in January and I adored living with her for a week in February. She's very feminine - lighter boned than Woo. Beautiful topline and headpiece, a strong front, nicely angled. She's drivey, outgoing, biddable and confident. The litter theme is "Story" - I've got a registered name all picked out, but I'm still struggling with a call-name, there are a few on the shortlist, but it must be something unique, something special and of course the yardstick for all names is of course "what can I yell out while running an agility course?" Somehow "Hemmingway - Weave" just doesn't roll off the tongue!

Mr Green and Miss No Color try to nap while
Mr Purple takes No Color by the tail.


At four weeks all of the puppies have their parent's heads - the boys strongly resemble a four-week old Teller. Chunky little monkeys - they started solid food yesterday. Mr Purple was already climbing out of the whelping box while I was there on Sunday- very much making his opinions known. Mr Green was a cuddler while I was there, I'm told he's a bit more laid back than the rambunctious Mr. Purple.

A bit of a pupdate: I was told that Mr. Purple successfully plotted his escape Monday morning and at dawn was found on the 'other' side of the puppy pen. I love a bold naughty puppy!

Updates to follow somewhat regularly now...  

2 comments:

katie t. said...

So excited for you!!!! Keep updating!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!