Cocoa's Puppies - 7 Weeks
Our puppies are 7 weeks old today. Let me just begin by summing up photographing 7-week-old puppies with a word from Charlotte as she watches her siblings....
7-week-old puppies have no time for photo shoots! There are smells, sounds, siblings, toys, food - just about anything is more interesting than that lady we've seen for weeks who tries to get us to look at her! (The sounds she makes are soooo last week.)
The puppies are doing fabulous! One big event in their life this week was a trek to the vet. They were all very well behaved - no barking, whining, or accidents! Below are some pictures of my puppies & helpers at the vet.
On a different note, we were quite surprised this week to see a change in Flower's ears. Here she is at 6 weeks and 7 weeks.
I've read that teething can cause a mini schnauzer's ears to do odd things because the inflammation in their jaw affects the ears as well. Teething begins around 6 weeks, and her ear change came right after teething started. Ears can change a lot in the first year, but typically by 6 months you can have a good idea what your schnauzer's ears will look like. We are eager to see just what Flower's ears will do. One tip we picked up from another mini schnauzer breeder is not to have the ears clipped or groomed until after six months. Just the slight extra weight of the hair can be enough to keep them down (if you prefer them down).
Since the puppies will be off to their new homes at 8 weeks old, this will be my last post for this litter. I'll end with my favorite photo from this past week. CJ is my perpetual early riser. This morning as I was hurriedly trying to get pancakes mixed up before the hungry munchkins woke up, he was awake & ready to go. To buy myself some more pancake-mixing time, I told him to play with the puppies. He was delighted (as were the puppies)!
1/19/2017 03:04:27 pm
1/30/2017 03:28:26 pm
Thanks, Lorraine! Yes, the children will miss them, as always, but we know the puppies are going to good homes (like Miss Sadie :) where they will bring much joy!!
1/19/2017 06:22:48 pm
OH VANESSA THE PUPPLIES ARE BEAUTIFUL WELL JOB DONE BY YOU & YOUR FAMILY. I HOPE THEIR NEW FAMILY CONTINUES TO SEND YOU PICTURES SO WE CAN SEE THEM WHEN THEY ARE OLDER SINCE WE HAVE SEEN THEM SINCE BIRTH. YOUR CHILDREN LOVE THEM ALSO SURE THEY WILL MISS THEM. TIME GOES BY SO QUICKLY HARD TO BELIEVE THEY ARE JUST ABOUT READY TO GO TO THEIR NEW HOMES. TAKE CARE & HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
1/30/2017 03:30:22 pm
Thanks, Colleen! Yes, the time does go by quickly and they have grown so much. They are ready for bonding & training with their new families. The children will miss them, but we are looking forward to our baby goats coming in February & March!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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