little weaners

Ladies and gentlemen, we have weaning!


little weaners


The puppies are already 5 weeks old! Can you believe it?

They actually started the Big Wean five days ago and *all* took to it immediately. They still want their doggie mamma, of course, but now they also yipyipyip for me when I come into the room.

Ain’t nothing like puppy yips.

30 days of thanks

Today I’m thankful for:

Everything going smoothly so far with the puppies. I had read all the scary stuff about what *could* go wrong, and I have to admit I was more than a bit nervous when it all started really happening.

As neither P nor I have ever done this before, I count us very lucky that the first five weeks have fallen into place nearly by themselves.

It’s a lot of work to be sure, but the excited cries when they see me, those adorable eyes staring up at me, the puppy growls and barks while playing with one another, the quiet moments of fuzzy belly-stroking–they make it more than worth it.


[tags]puppies, weaning puppies, nablopomo, 30 days of thanks[/tags]

33 Beans of Wisdom to “little weaners”
  1. alyndabear

    They’re all so precious – and puppy yips! Aint nothing better indeed.

    You’ve done such an amazing job with them all. xo

  2. Ryan

    They are so big already! Have you found homes for them all yet? When do you have to give them away?

  3. qualcosa di bello

    wow…they are really growing! & cute! phil & L. were rescue dogs…L. was over a year old & phil was 2.5 years when they came to us, so we missed all this sweetness.

  4. Something...

    Gee… a rainbow of doggy colours.

  5. Sara

    You read my mind. I was just wondering how the dear little beasties were doing.

    So cute! Yip! Yip! Yip!

  6. Jannis

    Those dogs are very lucky to own you.

  7. sognatrice

    *Alyndabear, thank you kindly πŸ™‚

    *Ryan, we’ve found a definite home for one of the them, possible homes for two others. Still leaves us three to go. There’s no set time on when we *have* to give them away, but as soon as possible after they’re fully weaned would be great since 2 dogs are plenty around here (not that I wouldn’t love to keep them all of course) πŸ˜‰

    *Qualcosa, when I was little, our female dog had puppies, but now I realize that I remember *nothing* of their puppydom. Luna, Stella, and my other dog from the US were all about 8 months old when I got them, so this is my first chance to be around such little ones πŸ™‚

    *Something, yes, they definitely have a range πŸ™‚

    *Sara, more news on them later in the week too!

    *Jannis, well own me they do, that’s for sure!

  8. Taffiny

    Not a clickable?
    I double clicked on the photo so many times, on each puppy in the circle, that your blog got annoyed with me and froze, and I had to leave and come back. And promise not to do that again.

    Very cute.

    Now they appreciate their Nonni. (or is it Nonna?)

  9. sognatrice

    *Taffiny, hmm, it’s clickable for me, but it’s not a great photo anyway. Even my fastest speed (that I know of) catches blurry puppies. I need to learn more about the camera obviously.

    I’d be Nonna and P would be Nonno, only he has refused said title. He prefers “Babbo” which just means Daddy. So I’m going with Mamma and Stella is forced to share custody. Sometimes humans just pull rank I guess.

    Sorry my blog is being so rude to you.

  10. Deb R

    Aaawwwww….they’re all just SO cute!!!

  11. sognatrice

    *Deb, thanks πŸ™‚

  12. SUEB0B

    Aw I love me some little fat puppies.

  13. cheeky

    Oh my! I gushed at this picture. Those little “weaners” are too yummy and I wish I could scoop them up and give them wee kisses and cuddles.
    I can only imagine the work and care involved with these little ones but I know what joy they bring to our lives.
    Each one different in colour from the other. How neat is that? Seriously, I’d be first in line to take one if I could. Are we sure FedEx doesn’t do puppy shipments?
    Love to you and those little ones.

  14. flutter

    Oh they are sooooo sweet!

  15. The Passionate Palate

    There is no way one cannot smile nor be completely present when with a puppy. What a gift!

  16. tut-tut

    Hello! What lovely pups.

  17. acumamakiki

    puppies and kittens…my two favorite words. how cute!

  18. janeywan

    Having a liter of puppies is so much fun. We had eleven, seven years ago, two of which we kept.

    Dogs have been tying us down for years. In our case it’s much worse than children. People will volunteer to babysit kids. Four dogs on the other hand not so much. Kenneling would cost as much or more than a vacation.

  19. Jen of A2eatwrite

    How adorable are they? I bet you’re having fun… even if it’s a lot of work (and I’m sure it is)!

  20. elena jane

    aren’t they precious πŸ™‚

  21. Shameless

    So you’re keeping all of them ?? Yipppeeeeee!!! πŸ™‚

  22. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    soooo cute!

  23. sognatrice

    *Sueb0b, they’re not fat, just furry πŸ˜‰

    *Cheeky, oh if FedEx would do puppy shipments, you’d certainly have first pick πŸ™‚

    *Flutter, yes especially when they *won’t stop* crying πŸ˜‰

    *Jeni, a gift indeed!

    *Tut-tut, welcome, and thanks πŸ™‚

    *Acumamakiki, the little one are so precious, aren’t they?

    *Janeywan, you’re right about animals tying you down. We have the two princesses, but P also has rabbits and chickens…those are hard to leave behind.

    *Jen, it is a lot of fun–definitely tries the patience too πŸ˜‰

    *Elena Jane, thanks, and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

    *Shameless, well we’re keeping all of them as long as we absolutely have to. I’m hoping some people who visit around Christmas will want a little one to take home….

    *NYC, thanks πŸ™‚

  24. myfrenchkitchen

    This is my first visit to your blog…and you are very dynamic in evrything you do, such a pleasure to see and read! These puppies are adorable and there is no doubt they give(and enjoy) a lot of love, like all pets do!

  25. alexmom

    M O R E P I C T U R E S please.

  26. sognatrice

    *Ronell, thanks! I enjoy my time at your place too πŸ™‚

    *Alexmom, I think that can be arranged….

  27. SabineM

    Nothing like puppy breath! HOw cute!!

  28. Tui

    Awww! They are adorable. So cute and chubby. Glad to hear they’re healthy. How I wish I could adopt a couple…

  29. sognatrice

    *Sabine, we’ve got plenty of it here πŸ˜‰

    *Tui, aw, come on…it’d be worth the trip down, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  30. Wanderlust Scarlett

    More big smiles!

    They are SO CUTE! HAH!
    I haven’t read whether or not you named them all yet… have you?

    puppies are very sweet.

    Scarlett & V.

  31. sognatrice

    *Scarlett, come on–you know you want to come and claim one (or four) πŸ˜‰

    We haven’t named them yet, but I do kind of like the idea that Sara put out a while ago…latte, caffΓ©, cappuccino…hee hee….

  32. Beanie

    Awwww… now that is just tooo precious. :o)

  33. sognatrice

    *Beanie, I have to agree πŸ˜‰

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