Welcome to my blog about life with my four barbets (a rare French water-dog breed) Martha, Bepop, Hallie and new puppy Pi ; my standard poodle Jazz, Bobby a rescued poodle cross and whichever other dogs are visiting.
Novaforesta Jools Holland, (red Collar) he is a very dark brown boy , and the most cautious still out of all the males, so a bit safer to hang out with the girls or go and explore when everyone else is fast asleep.
Novaforesta Joan Jet, a sweet black girl with a little white spot on her chest. I have to say if it wasn't for Jessie J this is the quietest litter so far in my small world of breeding. I have a horrible feeling that they will turn into little monsters at some point, it is the lull before the storm.
Novaforesta Joe Jackson (white chest) gets the award for the puppy that was just too full to be bothered to wake up, I tried everything other than cold water and a party popper! so I will try and get one in the next couple of days when he is more awake. He is a lovely boy but definitely a heavy sleeper
Novaforesta Janis Joplin, the little girl with the white chest who is continually turned upside down just to confirm its the little girl with the white chest (the downside of not using 11 collars!) Sorry to capture her peeing but these little things are important and the pups are definitely starting to use the puppy pads and with 11 pups in the middle of winter this sign of intelligence or cleanliness is vital.
Novaforesta Jessie J the first born girl, she should go and live in the shop 'Toys r us' as she is always the first to check anything new out, including our numerous visitors at the moment. She is a very sociable little minx.
Novaforesta Joni Mitchell (purple collar) but now sporting a brand new orange collar.....are you confused yet? She was one of the bravest (apart from Jack Black) outside on her own today as its a whole new world outside with the wind blowing and the cold under your feet.
Novaforesta Joss Stone (pink collar) this is the puppy that eats sitting down, probably so that when she falls asleep in her bowl she doesn't fall so far. She is very like Journey in character although all the puppies are quiet compared to Jessie J!
Novaforesta Journey a brown female known as green collar, she is another quiet pup but very cuddly I really need to get a better photo as she is beautiful. A bit of winter sunshine and I will get better photos.
Novaforesta Jessie J is our brown female first born and is a lively noisy demanding darling, this little girl is always watching you and is the first to want to be picked up or first on your lap, she is the puppy you just cannot ignore. You can so see mischief written all over that face, she is only small but very outgoing.
Novaforesta Joni Mitchell a brown female previously known as purple collar. An active puppy as you can see, and quite small as not yet able to feed if Hallie decides to stand and feed the pups, Hallie has 8 teats so there are always 3 puppies that have to wait, so to get food this little girl has to be a little more devious and generally tries to find a different route to the others which often ends with us hooking her out as she has been squashed. At least now we are giving them some steak mince and goats milk so meal times are a little fairer !