Thursday, April 26, 2012

We are expanding our family...

No, no, no... we are not having a baby but we are getting something very similar!

Meet Ziegen...

Your probably wondering which one... so are we! All we know at this point is that we are getting a female. The puppies are only a day old in the picture above. 7 boys and 4 girls were born on April 4th (there are still 4 boys available if you are interested). 

We have been wanting to get another dog for a little over a year and Chris has always wanted a lab. We found this breeder on an A&M forum that we read. The breeder had another litter a little over a year or so ago and I loved watching the puppies grow. When I saw he was expecting another litter, I paid a lot more attention to his post! He broadcasts the puppies live on through a video cam 24/7. I started watching it before the puppies were born and have been hooked since. The puppies were born during the night. I am glad I missed that part!! The morning of April 4th, I turned it on when I got to work and saw something similar to the picture above. After talking things over with Chris, we decided there is no better time than now to get one. I emailed the breeder and we put a deposit down a few days later. 

The puppies are 3 weeks old today and are identified with different colored collars. The females have the purple, yellow, red, and brown collars. It is so fun to watch the puppies grow and get personalities. The breeder plans to match the puppies with their families by next week. I love watching all of them but can't wait to focus on ours!! Here are some pictures of them as they have grown...

They are a week old in the pictures below:
 2 weeks:
 
 
 3 weeks: 
 
 
 
 

We are pretty sure ours will be the red, yellow, or brown one. The purple one has been very active from the beginning and he has a buyer wanting a dog primarily for hunting and the purple one is the one! We will be happy with any of the above and can't wait to know which we are getting and then actually get her!!

If you have some down time or want to become addicted to watching, click HERE! He also blogs about them and you can check that our HERE. They are not currently on... I emailed him to let him know his camera isn't working and I guess he hasn't gotten it. This is the first day since they have been born that I haven't seen them and I am having puppy with drawls!!!! I hope you enjoy watching as much as I do!

11 comments:

Michelle P said...

awwww so cute!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

How exciting! That is awesome. Congrtas!! Puppies add so much love and life to the house. Enjoy!!! :)

Heather said...

Adorable. I had three black labs growing up. I still say a lab is the best dog you could ever have.

Charlotte said...

I love black lab puppies!! They are so cute and then grow up to be so big!!! Enjoy!

Lia Joy said...

Awwwwwwww!! Soo cute!

Allison said...

That is so exciting! Puppies are the cutest!!! Do you have a name already picked out?

Kristen said...

Awww! Love!

Cori H. said...

The puppies are so adorable! Can't wait to see which one is yours!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh!! How cute!! Can't wait to see which one is yours!! I can't wait to have a dog one day :)

Andrea D said...

Aww, what sweet puppies! I love little puppy noses...if only they stayed that small forever :)

sophistifunk said...

ahhh so exciting, they are all so cute!