Labradoodle mom Guinivere and litter of feeding puppies

Food Glorious Food At Over The Moon Labradoodles

As you can see by this family photo I am a busy mum.  With nine babies I haven’t had my hair done
in two months.  They are now three weeks old but my pregnancy was as you can imagine exhausting.

      I supervise everybody rather carefully so that all nine can grow up certain of themselves, fat  and happy. 

     Happy to me has a great deal to do with breakfast, lunch and dinner.  When I am not planning a family or having puppies to nurse they give me a cup in the morning and a cup in the evening.  Really, a paultry amount of food but Dr. Ruth is worried that I will run to fat which is hard on the joints.  Although I love to eat I don’t want to become old before my time and apparently that is what I will do if I eat too much.

   Now with my nine I am in heaven.  I have two cups first thing as my first little breakfast and then I get a second little breakfast with gravy.  I look forward to a good lunch, teatime, dinner and then a little night lunch.  Life is good.

   I have a little goats milk with some of my meals and sometimes a little vegetable or tinned food. I love a good culinary surprise.

  I have a  quality diet and now my puppies are having my food ground up with warm goats milk to supplement my feedings with them.

  Quality is everything when it comes to dog food and how is a person to know?  It all looks alike!
  Jean and Liz go to to find out what exactly is in all those kibbles.  They are also rated.  If you want your puppy to grow strong bones and be a healthy boy or girl it is a good idea to check out what exactly is in his lunch.  Even if it says ‘organic’ and other fancy things and even if it costs more than your steak it still could not be the best food.

  We are eating Horizon Legacy right now.

Black and chocolate labradoodle puppies

Over The Moon with Visitors Visitors Visitors

Expecting Company!

  Mr. March is out of the nursery with his sisters and is waiting on his cushion for company to arrive.

Every day Mr. March meets a person or maybe more than one.  He is getting happier and happier with being picked up. and cuddled.

   I have puppies of my own but they are just two weeks old and not yet receiving many visitors.  I do allow people to pick up my puppies but I am very understanding and they have to wash their hands first.

  Mr. March is four weeks old and he and his sisters are regular social butterflies.

   When his family takes him home my advice to them is to keep the strangers coming.  Big ones, man ones, baby ones and everybody in between.  The more people he meets the happier he will be meeting people.  As soon as he can get out to walk about town and be admired the better.

   A puppy about town who develops social graces will never be the puppy that is shut in the basement when company comes because you just don’t know if he will bite Aunt Minnie our growl at the baby.

Labradoodle Mazier on a leash

Over The Moon Labradoodles Puppy Walking

Walking the puppy is the most natural think in the world.  How else are you people forced to get exercise??  My puppies are usually wonderful walkers but sometimes people forget that walking nicely on a leash isn’t the most natural thing for a puppy.  Puppies want to move it and shake it and smell it!

      First step is to have puppy walk beside you without a leash.  Bring a treat and puppy will happily trot along in hopes to get the treat.  Next do the same thing only attach puppy with a leash.  Sometimes a harness is a good way to go if puppy pulls at the leash and pretends to be a bucking bronco.

      When puppy pulls stop the fun.  Stand still and have him sit nicely.  When he looks at you to ask ‘what happened? ‘ begin again and when he pulls stop and have him sit again.

      With young puppies they will quickly learn this is dumb and begin to look up and pay attention to you so that together you can explore the world.

     Older puppies are often not so motivated.  Our puppy Lexi sits and pulls, sits and pulls.  My mum put a halti on her, it is called ‘gentle leader’.  Some people think it’s really really mean but the little cloth halter around her muzzle just makes it not fun to pull.  In five minutes she was walking like a dream instead of pulling mum down in the snow….so nobody got hurt.

  Hopefully she will soon learn the habit of walking nicely and the halti will go back in the closet.

I enjoy walks still although being pregnant I don’t want to walk so far. 

Golden and white labradoodle Birch

Manicure / Pedicure For Puppies

My nails are always lovely because every six weeks I go to the groomer.  She fusses over me and makes sure I am always at my stunning best.  Little puppies have nails that need a trim quite often, long before they need to go to the groomer.  It’s not hard or scary to trim their nails because they have been holding out their paws for the job since they were three weeks old. 

   Buy some little nail clippers from any pet shop.  They have a size just for puppies.  If your puppy is several months old you can use regular size clippers.  Just take off the pointy end.  If you do this regularly puppy won’t mind and it will keep her comfortable.  Imagine walking on claws that hit the ground before you do! 

  My puppies have little dew claws on their front feet so don’t forget to check for them as well.

  …..A Mani pedi is such a great thing.


Golden Labradoodle Archie eating

Dining With Others

We dogs love to eat.  The thing is we are never sure when dish has the best food.  Cruising dinners is just the most natural thing to do.  Maybe the puppy has something better than I do??!  There really is nothing like that soft gooey baby food. 

    This puppy Archie, the chocolate one, he likes everybody’s dinner and will travel from dish to dish. Little Cedar, the blonde will easily just give up and say okay just have it. Personally I like Annabel the standard poodle’s dish so if I can get there I will just stare at her until she lets me have it.

   If you have more than one dog at home it is usually best to feed them in separate places.  They can concentrate on the job at hand.  It is sometimes hard to read our subtle and not so subtle dinner time conversations but unlike people they are not always cordial to one another.

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