Saturday, 26 August 2017

farewell to the Lintu puppies

And they're off!

7 weeks and 8 weeks came eventually and with those milestones came 7 clear vet checks, 7 microchips, 7 clear eye tests, 7 wormers, 7 flea treatments and 6 sets of testicles present & correct.  One by one they set off for their new homes - more or less quietly (not mentioning any names....)

The first one out the door was Lumi who set off in the wee hours of the morning to Berkshire with Tammy & James. 

 Hot on his heels went Joki to Somerset with Emma and Ben.

Next up, Valo off to Cheshire with Christie & Ryan and Miika to Oxfordshire with Claire & Andy - not forgetting Madi by Facetime from Turkey.  They all came and went at the same time. 

Then today, the final day, the last 3 went:  first up, Henkka to Bath with Matt & Emma then Wilson to West Sussex with Vicki & Matt.

The first out the door this morning was Nukka who will be the 3rd Lapphund for the Wilsons in Somerset.   Here she is leaving today followed by the shot of number 2, Minna, leaving 7 years ago with number 1, Taika.  

Thursday, 17 August 2017

7 weeks old

What a serious-looking bunch of puppies these appear to be!

I assure you that when they are going all floppy from getting their bellies rubbed, and when they are chasing toys, and when they are running wagging towards you when you call them, they are anything but serious-looking.

The puppies are 7 weeks old, have had their microchips and clear vet checks and it's all systems go in this house.  This weekend I will mainly be preparing puppy packs.

Infindigo Lintu Joki

Infindigo Lintu Nukka

Infindigo Lintu Valo

Infindigo Lintu Henkka

Infindigo Lintu Lumi

Infindigo Lintu Onni (Wilson)

Infindigo Lintu Miika

Thursday, 10 August 2017

6 weeks old

Emmi has gone home and the puppies are left to fend for themselves ... well, with a bit of help in the form of meals and cleanup from the humans and playtime from Tuuli and from Anni, who is visiting.  If anyone is thinking of asking me to take care of dogs while there are 5-or-6-week-old puppies in the house again, don't.  I don't mind one bit having 12 dogs in the house at once.  Truly.  But I dare say my neighbours are not quite so keen and even Jay is less certain.  Perhaps because I disappear off to work a few days a week leaving him to try to work and take care of 12 dogs.  Whoops!

Suffice to say it has been fun.  Of a sort.

At last the puppies know where they will be going to live, and the new puppy owners know which puppy will be theirs.  We even have names!  As always, the names are subject to Kennel Club approval.

I was pleased the weather cooperated today so that we could get some good outdoor photos.  If you're wondering what I'm bribing them with to get them to stand so nicely, it's slivers of mature cheddar - the puppies' first taste of cheese.  As you can see, they approve.

Infindigo Lintu Joki

Was Woody, will be called Joki (pronounced Yokey), Finnish for "river"

Infindigo Lintu Nukka

Was Robin, will be called Nukka (pronounced Noo-kah), Finnish for "jumper fluff" - yes, it's true, that this puppy will be called Lintu Lint!  It amuses me inordinately.

Infindigo Lintu Valo

Was Raven, will be called Valo (pronounced Vah-loh), Finnish for "light".

Infindigo Lintu Henkka

Was Rook, will be called Henkka, which is the name of the bass player in the Finnish band "Children of Bodom".

 Infindigo Lintu Xxxx

 Still Buzz, as we don't have his new name just yet

Infindigo Lintu Matias

Was Puffin, will be called something else as yet undecided.

Infindigo Lintu Miika

Was Merlin, will be called Miika (pronounced Mee-kah), which is a Finnish boy's name and the name of his mum, Emmi's, big brother at home.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

5 weeks old

The puppies have a big crowd of visitors coming this weekend.  I hope they are bracing themselves for the cuteness because their photos don't actually do justice to these puppies.