Birdy and Dapper's pups were born a few days early on December 28th.  They were due on
New years eve.  I wasn't surprised because she was so big!  I was sure it would be a big
litter.  She was kind enough to have a daytime litter and it went smoothly.  There are 4 boys
and 2 girls with a nice variety of color and markings. Birdy is our therapy dog to Tom's 104
year old live in mother, Mabel.  We set up a whelping pen in her activity room where she can
watch the pups grow and interact with them anytime she wants.  Birdy looks so proud
whenever Mabel comes to visit with the pups.  Birdy, being a natural at therapy work, and
Dapper having the happiest, never met a stranger, personality, these pups should have great
temperaments.  They should also have great easy to care for silky coats, since Birdy and
Dapper have the easiest to groom coats of all my dogs. This will be our "Bringing in the New
Year" litter. I welcome fun New Year's word name suggestions!
Starborn's First In Flight "Birdy"
Starborn Puttin On The Ritz "Dapper"
Happy birthday!!
Proud mama
The pups are 2 1/2 weeks and have all opened their eyes. Birdy is a great manager considering she
has 6 bottles and 6 pups and all have gained the same amount of weight consistently!  They are
starting to wobble around and will be getting a litter box next week.  These pups came a little early but
were due on New Years eve...hence their temporary names.
Eve-girl
January-girl
Countdown-boy
Midnight-boy
Cheers-boy
Bubbly-boy
Birdy's pups will be 4 weeks tomorrow.  They have had a litter box for a week now and had to
move into a bigger pen so Birdy could jump in to nurse them.  They are starting to get more
stable on their legs and better able to negotiate climbing in the litter box.  I will start offering
them puppy mush next week.  They have a nice sunny location in my fiber/activity room.
Midnight
Eve
January
Bubbly
Countdown
Cheers
Pups are almost 5 weeks now.  Birdy has not started weaning them yet...she really enjoys
being with them.  I have started offering puppy mush but they aren't very interested as long as
mom offers the milk bar!  They are playing more and are excited when I play with them.  This
week they will get a larger playspace with hanging toys and obstacles to play with.
Eve
January
Countdown
Midnight
Cheers
Bubbly
Birdy's pups will be 6 weeks on Monday.....time flies by when you are busy!  They have
started eating puppy mush and Birdy has decided that maybe she will wean them.  They have
a bigger playpen now with a slide and toys to play with, and will soon be ready to come out
and play with the adult dogs.  They are starting to do well with the litter box, which makes our
job much easier!
Midnight
Eve
January
Bubbly
Countdown
Cheers
This is week 7 for Birdy's pups.  They are being exposed to more and more each week.  
All of Twinkle's (now "Ember") brothers have gone so she is starting to play with Birdy's
pups.  They have a large pen outside of their sleeping area where they play now, and as
soon as they are a little more consistent with the litter box will go into the large grooming
area when most of the obstacles are.  They are eating and gaining well.  I will be doing
structure evaluations this weekend.
Eve
January
Countdown
Midnight
Cheers
Bubbly
Birdy's pups are 8 weeks old.  They had their bath and soaped evaluations yesterday.  I have to say that I am very
impressed with this litter. Structurally it is a beautiful litter!  And they have great personalities and cuteness to boot!  
They love playing in the big room with all the obstacles.  They are very coordinated which goes along with good structure.
Eve
January
Countdown
Midnight
Cheers
Bubbly