At 4 1/2 weeks the puppies (Ice x Izzy, born May 22, 2016) are beginning to explore their world and play and climb and pick on each other. It's pretty adorable.
Here is a Spring 2016 of the dogges in the back yard. Ice, Zoey, Mystique and Crystal are shown. Mystique and Crystal, our female puppies, love to play with Ice.
Here is Hank (Was Zircon) out of Ice x Zoey. He's 3 months old and living with the Henry's in Cincinnati. He's got a lot of growing and filling out to do, but he is already showing a smooth, healthy gate and the typical Olde English Bulldogge loving personality. Thanks for the video! We new he was going to be special and he is surpassing even our expectations.
Nearly 7 weeks old (Ice x Zoey, born Dec 6, 2015) and pretty exhausted after a heavy round of morning play.
Here are Obi (solid Blue), Flint (lilac with white head), and Hank (lilac brindle) just playing a bit on their 6th week birthday.
We introduced the pups to food for the first time on New Year's Day. They took to it quickly; they love this stuff! Here is a quick look at their second feeding on 2 January 2016. We didn't have to do anything more than simply set the bowl in their box. Between them, they downed nearly a whole quart. These little chubbies know how to eat!
Just made a batch of milk replacement using this proven recipe. Luckily we didn't need to bottle feed the pups as Zoey did such a great job nursing. The puppies now have teeth and are nearly 4 weeks old so it is time to introduce them eating out of a bowl. We'll use the milk replacement mixed with ground up Blue Buffalo puppy food to make highly nutritious mush. This will take some of the pressure off of Zoey and make sure all the puppies stay plump and healthy. They are growing up so fast! They'll be eating kibble in no time.
Here are Ice and Zoey's pups playing in their whelping box at 3 1/2 weeks old.
Now this is an example of what great dog people do. This is Mighty Michigan Bulldogges. Don narrates while Amy teaches Baby Zoey to eat from a bowl. Then they shared this video which still means the world to me. When you see something like this you know you are dealing with people that love dogs. What more could you want?