Well this will be our last PUPPY CHRONICLES’ post for awhile…. The pups are 8 weeks old today and so this is the part where now the real adventures begin! This last week here has been wonderful despite the fact that winter has been hanging on with all its might and we haven’t had the excursions outdoors that I would have liked! But I am thankful for our covered porch as the puppies would make many trips out there during the day, always able to come in from the weather when they would start to feel chilly. They loved being able to run full tilt from one end of the porch to the other and chase after whoever had the latest coveted toy.
The pups have been a delightful bunch to watch during these past 8 weeks and are so very, very smart. They were all sitting to wait for their dinner in the above photo — unfortunately the rest of the pups were right at my feet or I would have had all 10 in the photo.
Yesterday was a full day with baths and nail slips, microchipping and the first official visit to the vet. Since the vet clinic is around a 45 minute drive away, just the car ride in itself was an adventure for the pups. They all fared well and of course created the most fussed about spectacle when they arrived at the clinic. Everybody immediately stopped what they were doing, staff and visitors alike, to cuddle and snuggle and greet the pups. The pups could not get enough either! The puppies all passed their exam with flying colours and I was very proud of their interactions with everyone. They were friendly, happy, curious, gentle, charming — who could ask for better ambassadors for the golden retriever breed.
The pups start leaving today and so it will be a bittersweet time of good-byes…. As much as I will miss each and every one of these cute little faces, I know that I could not possibly keep all of them and give them the type of attention, time and life they deserve. I feel very blessed to have a whole new network of exceptional families that will become the life and love of these little beauties….. So now may their journey begin. ❤