7 Weeks Old Today!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Today marks 7 weeks!  One more week and we start saying goodbye.   Personally, I’m not looking forward to this.   I will miss them.   I’ve gotten to know each of these incredible puppies and their unique personalities.  What will their lives be like ahead?

All of the puppies have new names selected by their new owners.  Everyone has begun to make plans to bring these incredible puppies home soon.

Just to name a few… Loki.   He is such a gentle soul.   We love him.   He comes to us in the whelping box and appears to know we will hold him.  He just loves to snuggle into our arms.

Sully (once a Harley, always a Harley).  He is a calm adventurer and is always curious.   Such a sweet dog!

Widget (Pink) loves people!  Isn’t that a great name?   She is such a nice girl who seems to always be smiling.

Bailey is the small chocolate lab female.  She is cute as heck and very sweet.  But, she is our resident terrorist!   She is several pounds lighter than the other puppies, but can kick all of the other puppies’ butts.   And frequently does!  I love Bailey and look forward to watching her grow up!

Orange or should I say Miss Cali– is a very playful lab puppy.  This girl has spunk!  With us, very affectionate.

Ollie Gator– what a funny name!  I love it!   When he sees us, he comes quickly for the scratch behind the ears or on his belly.  Ollie has the white collar and if you remember, he is the adorable puppy who gave Beth the Puppy Hickey!

Little Red is now Berkley.  She was the first born and at the time was the runt of the litter.  That changed quickly.  She has a sweet personality and a little pep in her step.

Quail Meadow Labs selected our beautiful male chocolate lab, Purple, aka Prince.  He is such a nice sweet lab puppy and will sure enjoy his life ahead!   They also selected Miss Green- one of our most loving and cuddling pups!  She will surely be missed.

And if you are wondering how it was possible to get nine lab puppies to be still for a moment to take that incredible photo.  It was not easy!   One person on each side of the bench, to catch one if they fell off.  Two in front to make stupid noises and wave their hands.  And most important, an incredible photographer, (Close Encounters of the Furry Kind) that was able to take hundreds of photos to capture the moment!

One more thing.. many of these incredible puppies have had their photos selected for the 2020 Calendars!  So if you see adorable lab puppy calendars, it very well could be from this amazing litter.

(photo of Butter’s Litter by Close Encounters of the Furry Kind)

Harley- is now Sully!

June 9, 2018

Harley’s new parents have officially named him Sully!  He is so sweet.  He’s a moose, but is a gentle giant!   He’s got a great personality!   We love him!   Took this photo last night of him.

PUPDATE:  As you can imagine, they are growing.  They are eating soaked Eukanuba Puppy Food and occasionally topping it off with Miss Butter’s nursing.  And yes- what goes in, must come out!   So they are a handful- so to speak…

They are still getting 24/7 supervision.    Sometimes the whelping box is quite a wrestling ring- 9 of the cutest lab puppies on the planet giving their all and enjoying their life!

They turn 6 weeks old tomorrow!

It’s a Bittersweet Day!

June 7, 2018

Pupdate!  As of today, all of Miss Butter’s puppies have been reserved.  These puppies are excited to share that each of them now have wonderful new parents!

We are happy to know they are going to good homes and will be loved.  But, of course, we are sad to even think that in two weeks or so, we will have to say goodbye to our adorable puppies.  We will miss these guys!

Miss Butter has been spending her free time lately in the whelping box training her puppies.  Now I know that this sounds strange, but seriously, Miss Butter trains them to control their biting, on how to be playful with each other rather than being “wild out of control puppy chaos”!  Miss Butter brings them toys, gives them a nudge when they need it and shows them love.  It is very sweet to see.

I know that the new parents who will bringing their new puppy will be experiencing one of their life’s joys!   We all love these pups!

All Dressed Up – Looking for Somewhere to Go!

June 6, 2018

Yes, that is the adorable black lab puppy in the White Collar.  He is Mr. Photogenic!  A sweeter puppy could not be found!

I can’t believe how fast time is going!  They are growing and now are eating solid foods, playing with toys and each other.    They are really developing some great personalities.  In a few weeks, they will be going to their new homes to start their new amazing lives  And that’s the Wednesday Pupdate!

Little Red with her Furry Friends

June 2, 2018

Little Red, our black lab female puppy enjoys playing with her toys.  Her and her sister, Orange are so cute and cuddly.  Today, they get their nails clipped.  Today they get a “pedi” & “mani”!   All are gaining weight and wagging their tails.  What a great way to spend a Saturday surrounded by puppies!   So are you coming to visit the puppies today??

Enjoying Life

June 1st

PUPDATE:  This black lab male (White Collar) is so sweet and is actually still available.    The puppies continue to grow and it is so wonderful to watch.  They are very playful.   It is fun to stick your hand in their Whelping Box and have all of them run over to see you.  They will be 5 weeks old on Sunday.