It has definitely been a whirlwind 8 weeks around here ….. and hard to believe that we are already heading into that bittersweet week where the puppies head off for new horizons.
The puppies have had a full week with microchipping and their official first vet visit. All the puppies passed their exam with flying colours and everyone at the clinic was completely captivated with the entire bunch. The puppies were all amazingly well behaved (and as adorable as usual) and made both Sparkle and myself very proud 🙂
The pups have decided this week that there is nothing quite like life on the beach and that is where they spend the majority of their day. Of course they still take little side trips to explore the garden or other grassy areas of our property — but they always gravitate back to the beach and seem to be quite content there. They have continued to receive lots of visitors which they always love – and are a very easy-going and affectionate bunch.
The pups were all in for a swim to some degree or another this week — Some are a bit more confident than others at this point – but that is completely typical and all of them are getting a bit braver every day with their swimming escapades. Sparkle seems a bit concerned at times that they are getting out a bit too deep — so she is always close by keeping an eye on them. Josh also had a great time taking them out in the paddle boat for a tour of the bay. The pups always seem ready for anything !
So now comes the hard part — saying goodbye never gets any easier. Even though I know the pups have magnificent homes waiting – and that they have reached the point where they truly need one-on-one training and a home of their own …. it is not easy to look into each of their beautiful faces and bid them farewell…. But we know they ALL have great adventures in store and we wish them all the very best life has to offer as they start this next chapter of their lives….