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Area searches

Posted by Gaby on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Litter blog 

I have made videos of each of the puppies doing area searches for their food bowls.
The game is very simple. Their bowl with some food in it is hidden in a slightly rough area of the garden where the grass is a little longer and we left fallen leaves, twigs and even the odd branch or two lying around to help hiding the bowls. In theory there shouldn't be any other animals there, but today Waldi escaped and was running around (he knows that he is not allowed to come and do the search thou...
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Puppies on their own Balancing Dome

Posted by Gaby on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : Litter blog 

Pyreneans are smart, you probably gathered that by now. However, they are truly smart as this little video will show you. Those of us involved in dog Sports, particularly Agility and Freestyle are constantly looking for things to improve our dog's balance and body awareness. Well these puppies have just invented their very own "Balancing Dome". This is a shade net dome which we place loosely over a small fish pond to keep the tiny Jackaranda leaves out of the water. Often bees come and drink ...

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Pierre has gone to his new home

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Litter blog 
Pierre went to his new home today. For people who frequently breed this may not be such a big occasion, for Anthony and me it was terrible. We have been on tranquilizers since yesterday and despite the chemistry I was crying my eyes out ....still am.
And yet, this is such a wonderful story.
When the puppies were about 4 or 5 weeks old a friend phoned to ask if she could come for a puppy fix and some "puppy breath". Well, of course. When she arrived she sat on the floor in front of the puppy pen...
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almost 9 weeks old and ever so cute

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Litter blog 
The puppies are almost 9 weeks old. In many ways they are so big already, but in many ways they are still such babies. Our biggest problem is that Lollie still wants to feed them and it is a battle to create a good puppy-raising-environment, with mum around to teach them about life and yet keep her away and supervised enough that they can't drink from her.

Lollie overseeing things

I believe in a ballanced life for puppies, where they learn from everyone in the household - humans, cats, the env...
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A typical day

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Litter blog 
The past week just seemed to have dissapeared. The puppies are taking up more of my time, as their waking hours become longer and I am trying to fill their expanding minds and increasing body awareness with ever new little challenges.
A typical day starts at about 6.00 am, after I made myself a cup of coffee, I open the "jail gates" (at least that is how the puppies think of their puppy pen ;-)). I still need to help them get to the outside quickly, before the bedroom carpet receives all thei...
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First Official Photo Shoot - perhaps not front page yet

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Litter blog 
Yesterday was a very exciting day for the puppies and a totally new experience. Johann Theron of the Animaltalk Magazine came to take pictures for an article they do that features Pyrenean Sheepdog (among other breeds). He first took action shots of Chippy, followed by a few portrait shots of Lollie and then lots of puppy pictures.
This one Johann posted on his facebook page this morning :-)

Johann wanted some action shots of the puppies running across the lawn together and suggested Anthony h...
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Puppies starting to play

Posted by Gaby on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Litter blog 
The puppies are exploring their surrounding and learning to interact.
These video clips were taken last week when the puppies were not quite 4 weeks old.

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Pyrenean garden outing, Jan 12

Posted by Gaby on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Litter blog 
We had mum Lollie, granny Quincy, uncle Chippy (Lollie's brother) and of course the puppies in the garden together.

They definitely are starting to develop little identities.

Granny loves to play with the puppies and Lollie is getting more and more relaxed about it (previously we had to "sneak in" some time without Lollie knowing about it ;-))

The boys like to have some time together - BB, HB and Chippy

Even Chippy's toys are interesting (most things qualify as toys for Chips, this was a stick ...
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Puppies are moving to "real" food

Posted by Gaby on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Litter blog 

I am reporting that the puppies have “discovered” real food and I couldn’t get their little faces out of the dish this morning :-).

This is quite an achievement, as I have been trying to get food, other than Lollie's milk into them for some time and they were just not interested. I have a fairly good imagination and I tried everything I could think of - singly and in combination. But bar a few polite licks, I had firm decline on all my "cooking".

This story is not as rosy as it soun...

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Pre-quel with video

Posted by Gaby on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Litter blog 
Finally the promised video.
I have to warn you, it is just about puppies taking their first wobbly steps. No fireworks :-). But if you enjoy young puppies you may just be smiling for a few minutes while watching my babies.

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Prequel with pictures

Posted by Gaby Grohovaz on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Litter blog 
This will be a blog of "catching up".
Firstly, let me introduce the wonderful dad: Aneou, who lives with his owner Isabelle in Switzerland.

For more pictiures and to see this amazing little dog, go to Isabelle's website:
You all knopw Lollie of course, but just in case you want to have another look, she has her own blog (sort of, when I take the time) and this is a new picture of her

and now ... drum roll ... the new stars at Wesavi:

  The fir...
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1 month old

Posted by Gaby on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Litter blog 
Tomorrow the puppies will be 1 month old. It is hard to believe. Of course I was late with starting this blog, but it is now under way.
We are narrowing the names down, but for easy reference until they have been finalised the puppies are as follows:
firstborn: HB (stands for Harlequin boy). The french name for the "merle" colour is "arlequin", or english "harlequin". Since these are special dogs, I like to use the special colour reference :-). The second born was the BG (black Girl). Of cours...
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