The next day - and another trip to a vets, this time to my vet for a general health check, they all passed again. It also gave me an opportunity to discuss Lungworm fears, and to confirm that the puppies that are staying with me a little longer could start Advocate treatment today, and the others should check with their own vets - but probably would be best covered by at least one month course of Advocate. Lungworm is quite rife here in South East, and dogs infected by lungworm are at risk of internal bleeding. Although I pick up toys and water bowls etc in the garden at dusk, its impossible to guarantee no slugs or snails have left a slime trail across the areas accessed by pups, so you just cant tell if they maybe infected.
Then we have the first of the puppies leaving for their new lives with the lovely families I have got to know over many months (some over a year). People ask do I get sad when pups leave - and the answer is no not really, having built up great friendships with the new owners over time, I am actually excited for the new families, that they will enjoy the love and friendship of this adorable breed, and as they are all keeping in touch I wont miss much at all.
We were lucky that Pia popped over after her holiday and took some super photos as ever of each of the pups, which I have shared below.
|First to leave was the big wolf sable girl, Kolme - now to be called Kaikki (Elbereth Kaikki Meille), she will be joining the Keeshond team at Allforus|
|Then off to Kent went Viisi - now Keijo - he couldn't resist posing for loads of photos when his new family came to collect him, one very cheeky photogenic puppy! Sue & Les had a yearning for wolf sable like dad, Matka, and don't think they will be disappointed with Keijo's stunning colours.|
|Kaksi, as ever enjoying his moments of fame in front of the camera!|
|Kuusi just never sat still, her tail and whole body wagging, she is such a friendly girl|
|Seitsemän doing "very cute"|