How many Newfoundland dogs are too many?
I spent the weekend with five adult Newfies and six puppies.
Here is mommy dog, Vada, with two of her six puppies:
The puppies are five weeks old now.
(I keep thinking they’re six weeks old, but they’re only five weeks.)
They were ten pounds when I arrived on Friday.
They weighed twelve pounds when I left.
They’re growing SO fast!
Here’s the puppy I *might* be getting:
I say “might” because he needs to pass a heart check when he turns nine weeks old.
Heart problems are common in Newfies.
If he doesn’t pass his heart test he won’t be available for adoption.
But, he’s adorable and I want him.
Here’s a photo of the same puppy getting a drink of water:
He looks like a panda bear with gorilla sized feet.
Newfies are such messy drinkers.
Most owners have them drink from buckets outdoors.
Here he is getting some one-on-one time with his mom:
Of course, I spent a lot of time with ALL of the puppies.
I also really enjoyed the adult dogs.
Newfoundlands are so sweet, so tender hearted, and very loving.
This is Hannah:
Hannah is almost two years old.
She and I bonded very quickly.
Hannah didn’t want to leave my side the entire time I was visiting.
We even went hiking together.
After our hike, Hannah cooled off with a swim in a lake.
Hannah is full of enthusiasm for life.
I already miss all my Newfie friends!