I have had a lot of new things happening this month!
We’ve just finished the FIRST MONTH of the Community Forum — and wow! So much has happened there. It’s been an incredible busy month there, that’s for sure. More stories about that later. I have another story to tell today!
Also this month, as you can see by the picture above, I have had the wonderful privilege of having six of the most sweetest beautiful baby puppies join my life. Oh, be still my heart! These little fuzzy bumpkins are just too cute for words!! Lots and lots of people like puppies so let’s start there today.
The pups in the picture are the two oldest boys. The one with the white — who looks like his daddy — was born first. The silver nosed boy looks like the momma, Pinky. These two big boys were born just 15 minutes apart.
So … yep! January 7, 2019 — Puppy Day! I spent the whole day being a puppy midwife, lol, and I can happily announce that now six gorgeous baby pupcakes are living with me. Right now, these little babycakes are sleeping on the floor, next to my chair right now as I’m typing. Four boys, two girls, all waving “hi-hi-hi” to you. They could look like three sets of twins, because each puppy has one other puppy that is very similar to them in size and color.
Do you see their little pink nose and toes? They are bright pink when they are first born. The color changes later, but the pink is soooo pretty in these early days. And their fur is such a bright silver. That’s why they are called silver kelpies. They don’t stay quite this silver as they grow older, but they certainly do start out being very silver!
Oh my goodness — puppies are just so totally awesome!
There are few things in the world more fabulous than baby puppies. I love to hold them, and to cuddle them up close. I can’t help but feel happy-happy-happy when I’m holding a tiny baby puppy!
When they are little like this, they love to sleep all snuggled up together in little puppy piles. They cry if they can’t find each other, or if they get roll off by themselves, even only a few inches away. They feel safest when they know exactly where their brothers and sisters are. Mostly they like their mommy though. They think she is the best-best-BEST in the whole world!
Oh, wait. One more new introduction! I also met a new little frog this month who was pretty adorable too.
Because frankly, little froggie was fabulous enough to get a special mention.
This little guy was really brave. He (she?) let me walk right up next to him and he didn’t jump at all.
ps: Don’t worry! He was safely and gently removed from the car by a brave frog-holding person before the car was driven.
Of course, the puppies have grown and grown and grown — the momma dog, Pinky, has done a fantastic job taking care of the puppies. She has stayed very close to them and has kept them safe and warm. And they are definitely well fed! The puppies were initially about the size of an eggroll, with tiny little legs, and a tiny little tail. They do lots of eating and sleeping, so now they have grown to this size.
Pinky Momma looks a little tired and worn out in this picture, but that’s because she was spending all day every day — every single day — with the puppies. She is working really really hard at taking super good care of them! She wouldn’t leave her little den, and she was very devoted to being with her babies. I brought food and water to her because she didn’t want to go even one step away from her babies. Isn’t that incredible?!
Do you see the little den we made for the puppies? Pinky likes to sleep underneath this funny old table, so we blocked off the edges with a bunch of boxes and made a beautiful little den for Pinky to snuggle in safely with her puppies. Pinky could still see out, but no one else could get in. The puppies weren’t in any danger anyway, but Pinky still wanted to make sure that she kept them super safe!
For the longest time, these funny little puppies looked a little bit like little mice, lol. But finally, at two weeks old, the puppies began to open their eyes. For the first two weeks they were born, their eyes were shut, and their ears were tucked in. But at that 2-week place, their little eyes started to peek out to see the world, and their little fuzzy ears began to flap. OH, everything is different now!
Remember that little puppy who was only an hour old? Here he is again, at two weeks old. See all the changes already!
ALL the puppies are growing, and growing and growing! They eat lots and lots of time every single day, and all of them have their eyes open now. They are still learning how to walk, but apparently it is much harder to walk forwards than it is to push backwards. These funny little puppies. They roll around like wiggle worms and scoot themselves backwards all over the place.
But it’s been two weeks now, and they’ve grown a LOT. They each weigh about 3 pounds now, some a little bigger, some a little smaller. They can still fit in a box, but I had to get a taller box to carry them all so they wouldn’t climb over. Even so, all these puppies can fit inside a box that can sit easily on my lap. So you know… fitting all six puppies on your lap means they are still pretty tiny. 🙂
In this picture, you can see one little puppy singing. She’s a little girl, and she is the youngest puppy of them all, and boy oh boy, she does a LOT of puppy singing. She has a LOT of stories to tell! They still don’t have any teeth yet, but they are growing tiny little whiskers! Do you like their little pretty eyebrows?
So while I’ve been meeting dozens of new people over in the Forum — and all of those folks are busy getting to know each other too — I’ve also been busy getting to know these little fuzzy bundles of joy. I call them my silver bells. 🙂
There have been lots and lots of new people in my life this month!
How do you feel when you meet new people?
How do you feel when you get to be with a tiny baby puppy?
What makes your heart smile more than a baby puppy?
AND with those thoughts in mind …. I’ve got more puppy laundry to do, so I better get at that. I have SO MUCH LAUNDRY TO DO NOW!!! (That’s the not-so-fun part of having six puppies!) 😯
I hope this little puppy update is fun for you and your kiddos!
Speak with you again soon, and I hope you have enjoyed getting to meet someone new this month too!
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