Towards the end of last week, a litter of Newfie puppies was born.
The puppies were born to a mama dog named Vada who is owned by Heartease Newfoundlands in British Columbia.
Here’s a photo of Vada and one of her brand new (one day old!) pups:
How cute is the above photo?
The puppy has such a squishy, smooshy, face!
Joan, of Heartease Newfoundlands, was kind enough to allow me to share today’s photos.
Vada had a littler of six.
Vada with her four day old puppies.
There are two girl puppies and four boys.
Vada is very happy to be a mom and quite proud of her babies.
If the puppies remain healthy for the next nine weeks,
And if, they pass all their health clearances at eight and nine weeks …..
One of the boy puppies will become my new
baby child photo assistant dog.
Honestly, I’ve been facebook stalking Vada and her litter for days.
To say I’m smitten with these pups is an understatement.
The puppies have a dad too, of course.
The dad’s name is George and GeorgeTheNewf is very famous.
(In dog circles?)
Here’s a look at handsome George:
George has a lot of ribbons and awards and titles.
I’m not interested in showing dogs, but I know George is considered The Top Dog – and very healthy and handsome.
In other words, he’s a good dad for Vada’s litter.
(Vada’s got some ribbons and awards of her own.)
It’s kind of a long, crazy, story how I came to be in touch with Heartease Newfoundlands.
I wasn’t looking for show dogs, or Top Dogs, or anything like that.
Suffice it to say, sometimes the universe puts certain people in your life at exactly the right moment.
Here’s another look at a squishy, one day old, puppy face:
I think I’m in love with ALL of these puppies!
Just look at this one hugging her mama’s big, giant, paw!
So, what happens next?
Vada is in charge of taking care of her puppies for awhile.
At some point in the next few weeks, I’ll probably be flying up to Canada to meet Vada and her litter.
Vada, of course, would like to meet me before I adopt one of her puppies.
Then it will be time to wait again … with my fingers crossed.
Assuming the health clearances all come,
I’ll need to get back up to Canada in mid to late October to retrieve my pup and drive him home.
(That’s going to be one looooooong car ride!)
In the meantime, I’ll keep you updated with cute puppy photos as often as I can.
Let’s hope the puppies continue to be healthy as they grow.