Puppy Outtakes

I snap quite a few pictures trying to get one good one of two-week old puppies. At least they don’t move too much, but they’re just so cute, it’s hard to stop taking pictures. So I thought I’d share a few of the outtakes from out two-week-old photo shoot of Gracie’s crew.



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The saga continues

Dickens went in for another check-up on Friday. He saw a different doctor because his original carer was not working the day of his check-up. This new vet changed his meds up and bit and suggested we try to get him into the eye clinic in Spokane.

Oh, and as I was walking him in the parking lot before his appointment, the sun hit his face at one point and I saw what looked like another injury, but in the other eye! *sigh (This can be an issue when we love dogs that a more prominent eyeballs. Plus the boys have been a bit edgy because some girls have been in season. My guess is someone’s toenail made the injuries.)

So now he’s on three different eye meds in both eyes, and oral antibiotics. And he’s in the house with me! The antibiotics are twice a day, one drop is three times a day, one is four times a day and one is eight times a day. Oh, and they have to be spaced apart 30 minutes from each other. So this is what our day looks like.

  • 7am-serum
  • 7:30-gel & pill
  • 8-drops
  • 9:00 serum
  • 11-serum
  • 11:30-gel
  • 12-drops
  • 1-serum
  • 3-serum
  • 3:30-gel
  • 5-serum
  • 7-serum
  • 7:30 gel & pill
  • 8-drop
  • 9pm-serum

My vet sent Dickens records down to the eye clinic on Friday. (We are very fortunate to have a veterinary ophthalmologist in Spokane). I called them Monday and left a message. They called me back Tuesday morning and got him scheduled. Unfortunately, because of the Covid19, they are down to half staff and he has to wait two weeks to get in. I stopped by my vet yesterday and they gave me more meds so we can continue the current treatment until his eye appointment.

And to top off the unwelcome news, my regular vet is basically closed down except for emergencies and “necessities”. I do already have puppy well-checks scheduled for all of our current litters as those are “necessities”.

Stay safe and well everyone!

I have to say, as many times as I’m getting him out of his crate or calling him in from the yard to administer more medication throughout the day, he is always willing and ready. He really is a good boy! ❤

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Another adventure

The puppies checked out another part of the great outdoors. We have a nice, safe covered kennel right off the laundry room door. It’s a great potty area and place to play and explore safely. And they get to meet and greet whatever other dogs venture out into the backyard.

So much fun!


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Who doesn’t like a pupdate? And this one is extra special because it includes a precious new human baby too! ❤

“Hi Jennifer,

Hope you are well. We thought in these tough times you might like to hear just how wonderful Louie is with our baby. From the moment we came home from the hospital, he has not wanted to leave her side. He is so sweet and gentle with her: coming over for a nuzzle when she’s crying (he actually will stay next to her through considerable decibels of screaming before he finally retreats to his bed), not wanting to get too far ahead of her on a walk, and snuggling up next to her on the couch. Wherever Aurora is, Louie isn’t far away – if she’s on her mat, he’ll bring a toy over and play there too. He has now started dropping his ball next to her and sitting patiently, waiting for her to throw it for him! (it’ll happen soon, buddy!).
For her part, Aurora is totally unfazed by any noise he makes, his tail inadvertently in her face, etc, and has begun watching him intently and smiling at him.
We can’t wait to see them grow up together. For anyone trying to decide if a Pinewood pup is a good fit for a young family, our experience is a most resounding Yes!”
❤ ❤ ❤
(Louie was Charlie from Allie & Dickens April 2017 litter)
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Fresh air and sunshine

We all need fresh air and sunshine, especially with what’s going on in the world. In fact, those are just two necessary “tools” for us to stay healthy. Before I share some cuteness to improve your day, this reminded me of something called NEWSTART. NEWSTART is actually a healthy lifestyle program, but it’s also an acronym for eight essential things we all need to stay healthy; Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust (in Divine Power). So stay healthy and try to get plenty of each!

Another important thing is to stay positive and spread some love and cheer anyway we can. Here’s hoping these adorable puppy pictures will shed some love and cheer into your life today!

This was Friday, when the pups got their first outdoor adventure! As the days become warmer and more spring-like, they’ll get more adventures like this.

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They play hard and they crash hard!

Oh so sweet!🥰

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Boo-boos and rechecks

Last Friday we had a vet appointment to recheck Dickens’ eye. And a couple days before that Oakley had torn a toenail. It was bleeding pretty good and on further inspection I saw she had torn it back into the quick. Ouch! I trimmed it as much as I could when it happened, but it needed more attention.

So I gathered them both up and took them in last Friday to have things looked over.

She’s a bit worked up because of the car ride. It’s not her favorite activity.

But Dickens is just as chill as ever.

Dickens eye is healing slowly. It was a pretty big ulceration. And Oakley, well, they pulled off the broken toenail. Ouch again! And wrapped her foot up. We kept the bandage on for about three days and removed it. She feels much better now.

Today, we’re going back for another appointment to check Dickens eye again after another week of medicine.

And Rosie gets to go too. She had an ear infection which we’ve been treating but she still seems to be scratching, so I’m having it looked at to make sure the medicine is clearing things up.

But the appointment will be different today. Because of the “social distancing” we have to wait in the parking lot, while the dogs go in without us. In fact, the vet is only doing necessary treatments and emergencies in light of what’s going on. Sad times.

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