Gracie Clementine and her new puppies.
February 22, 2014
The night before the puppies Gracie and Jazz were resting on the couch.
Friday morning Gracie decided it was time to get into the whelping box.
She had us watching and waiting until Saturday morning for puppies!
You can’t rush these things. Patience, patience, patience.
We were playing dress up while we waited for the puppies to start.
Tina and Sally are in the front row next to Sammy Sweetheart.
Angie is in the back row with Kayla.
Why do we have to wait out here?
The Peanut Gallery has been exiled. This happens every single time.
They get too curious and the new mom kicks them out!
Two pups and counting…………..
Not finished yet!
Look very closely and try counting……..
7 black puppies and 2 yellow puppies. Gracie did a great job!
Tina is learning to listen to the noise her collar makes
when she gets too close to the flags along the boundary line.
The trainer from Ridgefield Pet starts slowly with Tina and is very patient.
Tina gets her new collar and continues training.
Boundaries are very important.
Tina hears the noise from the collar and stays inside the yard.
All of our A Family Farm Labradors are trained on the
Pet Stop containment system, which keeps our Labs safe.
Tina gives positive feedback to her trainer from Ridgefield Pet.
She enjoyed her training today!
You did great Tina!
Tina is wearing her new collar now.
She is exhausted from all of her training today.
Tina will now be able to run around with the big dogs
instead of being walked on a leash.
Tina Bit O Sammy is loving the snow. Labradors love winter!
Tina and her Aunt Francie Pants out in the snow.
Sammy Sweetheart watches her daughter Tina as she eats a little bit of snow.
Sammy Sweetheart likes the taste of snow.
Zigging and zagging outside!
Angie is working on her favorite rope toy.
Sally is teaching Tina to play Tug O War with another favorite rope toy.
Gracie Clementine and Sally have the rope
while Tina is trying to get in on the game.
Everyone is in on this game!
Sammy Sweetheart and Sally resting up for an inside game.
Hot chocolate would be good. Is that for me?
When you have lots of rain, you have lots of wet dogs.
It is a lot of work, but the dogs sit still while Margaret dries them off.
We have a lot of “dog towels” for times like this.
Sometimes they actually “cut” the line to get wiped again!
We try to get one dog at a time, so Angie is waiting patiently outside.
Sally has the towel on. Tina is curious and Kayla on the right is already dried off.
Angie is soooooooo wet!!
Angie was the last one in so she was soaked!
Gracie checks on Angie while she is being dried off.
Tina is our latest addition to A Family Farm.
Her mom is Sammy Sweetheart. She was born September 3, 2013.
Tina follows Grandma Kayla Copacabana with Mike to see our veterinarian.
Dr. Cliff Heidinger checks Tina’s ears. They look great!
Let’s trim those nails.
Dr. Heidinger gave Tina her last puppy shot and she did not even flinch. So brave!
Tina likes her Vet Tech.
We like to microchip all of our dogs and hope
that more people do this for their dogs.
The microchip is registered to Tina’s name.
Each number is individual to each dog.
Now that Tina is finished Kayla gets on the scale
and gets a check up from Dr. Heidinger.
Kayla’s microchip still registers on this instrument.
She has had it since she was a puppy 9 years ago.
Time to go home!
It is always bittersweet when the puppies leave us.
We are happy for all of our new families and know
they will be the Perfect Familes for our puppies.
Hank (Mr. Blue) is ready to start his new life!
Sammy Sweetheart gives Clancy’s new mom a kiss.
Clancy (Ms. Red) was fresh out of her bath.
Sammy Sweetheart wanted each puppy close before they left.
Lily Sunshine (Ms. Yellow) knows she is very special.
Layla, (Ms. Pink) will be part of their new experiences and memories.
Lily, (Ms. Orange) is ready to go home with her new family.
We know we have given Sammy’s puppies a strong foundation
for their new families to build on.
Coby, (Mr. Green) loves his new big brother!
Coby’s mom is getting all the kisses now!
He knows she loves him!
Everyone is so excited! Coby is a very lucky dog!
Coby looks like he is meditating under the warm water.
Koji, (Ms. Turquoise) with her new mom and dad.
Koji was patiently waiting for her family to come.
Hunting in the snow.
Koji, (Ms. Turquoise) is beginning her life with her new Forever Family.
Check Facebook under A Family Farm Labradors to see more photos and videos.
Clancy (Ms. Red) gets a nice warm bath before she goes to her new home.
Lily Sunshine (Ms. Yellow) is ready to be dried off.
Hank (Mr. Blue) gets some extra loving from his mom Sammy Sweetheart.
Lily (Ms. Orange) is being watched by her mom, Sammy Sweetheart.
Sally checks on Layla (Ms. Pink). Sally is only 7 months old,
but has been very interested and involved with this litter from the beginning.
She has the same dad that these puppies have.