Arte’s 2017 Litter
We usually select Shakespeare play characters for our litter names. This time, we were inspired by the strength and tenacity of our first female born. While being the smallest of her litter (though equal to her youngest brother), she had the greatest strength. She reminded me of a good friend who while small, takes on the greatest challenges, named Winnie. To complete the naming, we looked into the root of the name Winnie. At the time of King Arthur, Guinevere was called Winnie. But Gail couldn't leave it alone. The boys needed names of the Archangels (see below).
BORN : May 6, 2017
#1 AWEN (WINNIE) Female- Tri-color with eye patches
#2 MICHAEL Male- Big male all white
#3 RAPHAEL Male- B&W -with many patches
#4 URIEL Male- Male- Big male all white
#5 GABRIEL Male- All White - equally sized to #1 female
Enjoy some photos from a truly
Happy Birthday and the first 3 weeks.
I”ll post again after 6 weeks - if I can wait!
This is our B&W male,
Raphael, snoozing after a meal -
sorry girl’s, he’s taken.
(AWEN OF BEAR MANOR)
Being the only female from Artie’s litter, she will remain with her Mother and her dad at our house. This was taken the day she opened her eyes for the first time. She fits in already.
The pups are doing great and we are looking forward to some fun weeks ahead.
Mom and the kids are doing great. Arte is eating 6 meals a day and drinking gallons of water. She spends 75% of her day in the whelping box with her kids, and they all are nursing with vigor! Orion is staying a respectful distance. This is Arte’s second litter, and Orion's fourth!
At 3 weeks, we try to give mom a break and supplement the pups with Goat’s milk. This promotes the Lapping behavior to encourage the pups to eventually learn to eat more solid foods — but for now - the milk is a luxury and a novelty. Good thing the goat farm isn’t too far away, and fresh milk is available. Cool to see the goat milking operation - Thanks Decimal Place Farm!
We typically keep the pups together for 10 weeks, then begin the slow process of letting them go to new homes. We expect our new families to come to Atlanta (either fly or drive) to pick them up. We will provide a new Kennel for each, toys, beds and first collars, as well as all the necessary paperwork for each pup.
• Bear Manor • 366 Oakland Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, Georgia • 404-523-3689 •