When I let Lyric out this morning for a break, I thought her babies would wake up. So I had set up a little blanket and play mat to let them explore on. But they had other plans….zzzzzz.
Then Sage went out for a break. Her pups woke up, but they’re not really at the play, explore stage yet. They’ve just starting “mouth wrestling” which seems to be puppies first “play” interaction with each other. They bit and grab each other muzzles and faces. It’s pretty funny to see. Luckily there aren’t many, if any teeth at this age so it’s painless.
And then there’s the big kids upstairs. I let mama Glory outside for a break. Then I went upstairs and set up a play area for Merry, Bright and Jolly. They eagerly came out of the play pen and dove right into the toys and obstacles that I had set up for them.
Then I came downstairs and let Glory back inside, gave her a treat and sat down to work at my computer. Poor Glory, chomped down on the treat and wandered around whining for quite a while. She thought she needed to go check on her kids even though I kept reassuring her that they were upstairs having loads of fun.
Lyric’s pups are four weeks old and still littles guys, but they are all over one pound now (which is very small for four week old Cavapoos). They are definitely heading in the direction of ending up on the smaller size of our regular Cavapoos. I’m thinking (and this is only a guess at this point) they will end up somewhere in the 8-12 pound range as adults, so more like “mini” Cavapoos.
And they are all so stinkin’ cute!
Look at this bunch! I’m obsessed with them.
Little Sophia seems to be the leader of the pack at this point. Every time I open the puppy pen door she gets out of bed and comes to see me. <3
I’ve decided because they are still on the smaller side that we will end up keeping them longer. And because of that I’m bumping their puppy matching day out a week. We will match them along with Sage’s pups on Sunday, February 6th. I”ll decide before puppy matching when they will be going home, either February 27th (with Sage’s) or March 6th so their new families can know and plan accordingly.
In the meantime, enjoy their new “portraits”.
Blanche~1# 4 oz @ 4 weeks
Sophia~1# 4 oz @ 4 weeks
Rose~1# 5 oz @ 4 weeks
Stan~1# 6 oz @ 4 weeks
Dorothy~1# 6 oz @ 4 weeks
And it looks like Stan the man will have partial blue in both eyes!💙
Glory’s puppies graduated from the downstairs small puppy pen to the large puppy pen upstairs and their first crate. They were’t really sure about all that space at first, but settled in quickly!
Puppy pen all set up and ready! They have their first crate to start sleeping in.
Checking out their new “home”.
“Action shots” When mom came back in they were very excited as you can see by all the blurry movement pictures.
Once Glory and her crew were moved upstairs, then it was time to clean up their small puppy pen and move Lyric and her babies in. It was time for them to have more space and be introduced to the litter box.
I splurged and bought a couple new dog beds just for them. They had higher sides and it’s a deeper, fluffier bed. Because they’re so tiny, I wanted them to have something they could cuddle into and stay warm in this bigger area.
I also have a hot water bottle wrapped in a small towel in the bed with them for extra warmth. With newborn litters I sometimes use a heating pad under the bed for the first few days. I left it in longer for this litter because of their size. But Lyric reminded me she doesn’t like heating pads and chewed the corner of it. Last time she chewed the cord in half! Thankfully it was between the pad and switch so she didn’t get zapped! The old fashion water bottle has been perfect for a little extra warmth when mom is not cuddled up with them. And their puppy pen is parked right next to our wood stove too.
Since we have quite a few new people that have been recently added to our Cavapoo waiting list, I thought I would go over a few things again in case anyone missed the information on the website.
Now that you are on the Cavapoo waiting list you can email me anytime you see a litter that you’re interested in to be added to that litter’s list for potential matching. You may have to reach out several times for several different litters before you are matched with a puppy. Or you may be matched fairly quickly. It just depends how many people from the main list reach out with interest for any given litter. It’s a very unpredictable process. Please don’t get discouraged if you don’t get matched right away though. It usually takes a while, but I believe you will get matched with just the right puppy for you!
Currently we have three litters that will be matched soon.
We have Glory’s F1 Cavapoos which will be matched this Sunday, January 23rd. They are ready to go home on Sunday, February 13th.
We have Lyric’s F1 Cavapoos which will be matched Sunday, January January 30th and were scheduled to go home Sunday, February 20th. But because of their small size, I may change their going home date to either February 27th or March 6th. Or we may keep the original date. It just depends on how they do and how much they grow. There is also a chance that if I bump their going home date out, that we will wait another week to match on February 6th. So if you have expressed interest in Lyric’s litter please keep open some dates if at all possible.
And last, but not least we have Sage’s F1b Cavapoos that will be matched on Sunday February 6th and go home February 27th.
Oh, and you are welcome to get on any or all of the litter lists that we currently have.
I will take names for these lists up until noon on the Friday before their matching weekend.
I will post the names I have for each litter in the order they are on the main waiting list (as this is the order we will match puppies from that litter) on the Wednesday or Thursday before each puppy matching weekend so everyone can see where they stand. (Obviously more people may be added between then and Friday at noon, but normally when I post the list most people have already reached out).
If you find yourself first or second or even third in line on that posted list, please monitor your phone and email on Friday afternoon and Saturday night. Since we close the litter list at noon on Friday I will start reaching out to those first people early, if possible. It gives me a jumpstart on puppy matching so my Sunday is not completely consumed with being on the phone matching puppies.
So currently these are the names that I have on my lists. They are in the order off our main waiting list. Instead of doing three different list, I’ve put them all on one with a note to which list(s) the person wanted to be on. (G-Glory, L-Lyric, S-Sage).
Valeria P (L, G)
Shelly B (G)
Claudia & Maxwell K (G, L, S)
Manu C (L)
Melanie C (G)
Kasey G (G)
Margaret S (L)
Danielle J (G, L)
Daniel & Stacie W (L, S)
Sarah & Andrew F (G, L)
Kathryn T (L, S)
Jon & Julie F (L, S)
Lia & Joshua E (G, L, S)
Cheryl F (G, L, S)
Matthew S & Lisa C (G, L, S)
Terri U (L, S)
Katherine M (L)
Oleg K (S)
Susan Z (G, L, S)
Miao Y (G, L, S)
Andy & Gina W (L, S)
Natalie & Doug H (S)
Elizabeth H (L, S)
Carol J (L, S)
Jean B (L, S)
Anna L (L)
Brandon M (G, L)
If I made a mistake and you don’t see your name or you want to be added to another list (maybe you only reached out about one litter) please shoot me an email. Also this list could change because we still have a week or two before Lyric and Sage’s litters are matched. And we still have til noon tomorrow to adjust Glory’s list. I hope this helps.
For future litters, we will make an announcement on the blog usually a few days after a litter is born with the colors, genders, puppy matching dates and going home dates. As soon as that info is posted anyone on the Cavapoo waiting list can email me and asked to be added to that litter’s list if those dates work for you. If at all possible, please use the same email thread that was started when I responded to your application. It helps so much and saves my time to have all our conversations in one place. I’ve had people send a brand new email whenever they have a question and it makes things so much more time consuming and complicated on my end.
Then each new litter will have its own album on the website. So if you miss the initial litter announcement you can always go to the album for dates and information about the litter. Plus we post weekly picture updates there.
Here’s where you will find the litter albums.
And as always if you have a question feel free to reach out. Email is best at email@example.com
Our big, beautiful F1b Cavapoo puppies from Sage and Clancy turned three weeks old today. And they have named themselves!
Yesterday when I was changing their bed, cleaning the puppy pen and giving the puppies new ribbons, there were a couple being very dramatic, one in particular. As I went about snipping off the old ribbon and adding another one they carried on and on. Apparently they didn’t like that I interrupted their sleep and moved them! Poor Sage was at the back door wondering what I was doing to her puppies. Just a ribbon change, Sage. *insert eye roll
And so because of that one theatrical performance, I decided to go with classic, old Hollywood actors and actresses. So, thanks silly puppy for the inspiration! 😉
Here they are! Now I need to figure out if we’ll call them all by their first or last names…
And just for fun and comparison I did some side-by-side photos to show the size difference between some of Sages and some of Lyric’s puppies. We have to remember there is quite a bit of difference in size between Sage (about 16 lbs) and Lyric (9 lbs) themselves too.
Sage’s smallest and Lyrics’s biggest
Sage’s smallest and Lyric’s smallest
Sages’ biggest and Lyric’s biggest.
And Lyric’s pups are three days (whoopee!) older ;P
Glory’s babies are five weeks old and getting more playful. They are still the most comfortable in their play pen. You can see also, that we have switched them to the regular litter box from the UGOdog.
When pups are this age, it’s helpful to have the bed on one side of the pen and the litter box filling up the other half. If we move them to a big area too soon, they are likely to have more accidents. I want them to know and use the litter box consistently before giving them a bigger area. If we give them too much space too soon (and this also applies to people getting a new puppy home) they have a bigger likelihood of missing the box.
Bright is definitely our most adventurous pup in the batch.
In fact, when I put them in they play area in the living room she was content for a while and then started looking for a way to escape.
“What, mom? I’m being good.”
But they had fun playing in this new little area. (We usually have a big chair here but it got moved so there was room for the Christmas and still hasn’t been moved back.)
They had a lot of fun, but were very happy when mom returned too 😉
Lyric’s puppies turned three weeks old yesterday. Here are their new pictures and weights. As you can see they are still teeny. I guess if I want to raise “mini” Cavapoos, Lyric might be the mom for the job!
Blanche~ 13.9 ounces at 3 weeks
Sophia~14.6 ounces at 3 weeks
Rose~14.9 ounces at 3 weeks
Stan~1# at 3 weeks
Dorothy~15.3 ounces at 3 weeks
In comparison, Sonata was the smallest in Lyric and Dickens last litter. All of these puppies weight less than she did at this same age (3 weeks). Sonata was around 7 lbs at six months from the update I got from her mom.
We kept Indy (formally known as Melody) from Lyric and Dickens last litter. She hit 10 lbs at eight months. She is built petite like her mom, but is going to end up a bit heavier and close to the same height.
Indy (Melody) is the merle parti in the top picture, Cammi (Sonata) is the Blenheim.
I don’t like to send pups home that are too small. Sometimes with the new home transition, puppies don’t always eat really well at first. With small dogs we have to watch out for low blood sugar if they are not eating well.
So for those that might be in the running for a Lyric puppy, I hope you can keep your options open for a possible date change for when this litter goes home. Currently, I have them leaving on February 20th when they are eight weeks old. If I keep them an extra week they would be going home with all of Sage’s. That’s twelve puppies I would be getting ready and hauling to Spokane to deliver. It’s doable, but would be a bit of a challenge for sure. The other option would be keeping them two extra weeks and have them going home March 6th.
For now, I’d like to keep our options open and just see how they grow in the next few weeks. I should hopefully have a date figured out by the time we match her puppies on January 30th.
They are strong little tykes and move about their home steadily. I have not moved them into the puppy pen yet. For one thing, Glory and her pups will have to vacate their small puppy pen and graduate to a bigger one upstairs first. And even if her pen were available, these five might get lost in that big of a pen right now. They are cozy in their large crate and I’m able to keep them warmer in there then I would be able to in an open puppy pen. So we’ll probably wait to shift everyone around until later in the week.
Seriously, my living room is full of puppies. Two puppy pens and a large crate for Lyric and her brood fills up our space. The wood stove in the middle of them all keeps us cozy and comfy. And Hope happily snoring on the mini tramp completes the picture.
But even though the pups are happiest cuddled up to mama, it’s important to get them out so we can have some one-on-one time with them. It gets them started with the separation process from mom, their littermates and eventually when their new owners leave them for short periods.
Some are happy to lay in my lap fairly quietly, others struggle (it usually depends on the age and stage they’re at) so this is something we’ll keep doing with them until they go home.
So excuse the silly pictures as it’s a bit challenging to hold a little puppy with one hand and the camera with the other.
Glory’s puppies are getting playful, but just in their playpen. That’s home base and where they feel comfortable so they open up and get silly there. If I put them out on the floor to play, they’re just not “there” yet. This is totally normal for the age and stage they are in.