They’re Here! Pups Are Born

Yes, the pups have arrived!  On January 19, 2015 Flora gave birth to eight puppies: 3 girls and 5 boys. All pups were born healthy and weighed between 15 1/2 – 19 1/2 ounces. The biggest one was a girl – she’s the one with the light pink ribbon. The coloured ribbons, while adorable, serve a purpose. The ribbons help breeder Catharine keep track of the pups that she weighs daily to ensure they are growing.  The pups in the photo below are only hours old. One of these (male) pups will be ours by the middle of March. Wowza!

The puppies are born! Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.
The puppies are born! Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.

And while mama Flora was a tad exhausted and busy, she’s also doing well.

Flora busy with her pups.
Flora busy with her pups. Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.

Catharine has been sending us email updates with lots of photos and video. Here are a few photos of the pups at 2 weeks old. They grow so quickly! To say they are cute is totally not necessary, but they are so darn cute! At this stage, it’s eat, sleep, poop, repeat.

Pups at 2 weeks old.
Pups at 2 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.
Miss Purple 2 weeks
Miss Purple at 2 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.
Mr Red 2 weeks - 1
Mr. Red at 2 weeks old. Photo courtesy of Braefield Goldens.

We visit the pups when they are 3 weeks old. By that time, they’ll have opened their eyes and won’t be so sleepy. We can hardly wait. I guess there is no turning back now. This is really happening. Oh that was me talking to myself. Really, how hard can this puppy thing be?

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