Sheerah and Cooper have blessed us with six precious black & silver mini schnauzer puppies! Sheerah delivered 3 boys and 3 girls on October 10th - all black & silver like herself and the sire, Cooper. During her pregnancy, Sheerah had an ultrasound and our vet predicted 5, possibly 6, puppies. We are delighted that her labor and delivery went well and the puppies are thriving thus far. They were all 7 or 8 oz at birth. They visited the vet today for tail docks and dew claw removals.
As is our tradition, our children "name and claim" a puppy for the 8 weeks we get to enjoy them. AJ, age 9, named Annie in honor of Annie in the Magic Tree House series and Thomas the train's coach. CJ, age 8, named Shadow in honor of the dog in the movie Homeward Bound. We read the story (The Incredible Journey) and watched the movie as a family recently. JJ, age 6, named Rex in honor of his great-grandpa's German shepherd - a dog that has a legacy of intelligence and faithfulness in our family history. MJ, age 4 (and incidentally the only girl in our crew), named Clarabelle in honor of Thomas the train's other coach. She also thought it sound "princessy." EJ, age 3, named Thomas in honor of (you should be able to guess by now) Thomas the train. Elsa was a name suggestion given by someone on our waiting list. We always choose one Bible name each litter to honor God as the Creator of life. Elsa is a shortened or pet form of Elizabeth. I also felt it fit with Clarabelle and Annie, so I named and claimed Elsa as my puppy. Or, as my children say, my puppy to share with my husband.
It is hard to describe how tiny and precious these puppies are. I tried to give a visual below with Thomas and an egg carton.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our new little blessings!
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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