As noted below, I've submitted the necessary paperwork to AKC to register the litter... Now it's up to each of you to come up with an appropriate AKC name so you'll be ready to register your pup as an individual! I'm still not solid on a name for Shine... but thinking something along the lines of "Got My Back's Starz That Shine" or "Got My Back's Bright and Shining Star". Or Maybe "Got My Back's Sparkle And Shine". Decisions... decisions.
Pups were weighed yesterday so I could accurately dose their wormers. I missed last week, mainly because they weren't due for anything and I'm not concerned about anyone. Each is basically stable in maintaining their position within the litter. Including Orange who is turning into a tank, mainly because he's a glutton!!! Pink remains the lightest but I have zero concerns for her. She's a feisty one and has always appeared conformationally correct to me.
My Affie Fancy is in the middle of coat change, having just experienced her first heat, and for that reason is requiring quite a bit of brushing. So that's how I've been spending my evenings. On the bed with a throw, brush in hand, dog in my lap and movie in the background.
Shine too has been getting her due time.... some basic training which she's eager and willing to pick up. She's a smart one! Nature of the breed. Also their nature to show happiness for a job well done! Most evident when they do right when offered a boatload of praise and of course, at this stage of the game, some tasty treats!
The others are happy with some love and an occasional run for the frisbee.
Outside of that not too much is new... Pups are doing great and looking phenomenal. Eating about 15-16 cups a day between them split throughout three meals over the course of the day!!!
Selections are in progress. Early! Red, as I mentioned, was selected a week or so back. And a few days ago Sean arrived to stake claim on his girl. No name yet for her but I have no doubt he'll come up with a great one! Needs to see her in action and get to know her first!
Today we will learn who claims title of pick of the litter of the males!