My Friend’s New Irish Setter Litter
The puppies are eight weeks old now and have grown tremendously since my first visit! They weigh as much at eight weeks as a full grown Italian Grey Hound!
I was privileged to babysit them this past weekend and really got my “puppy fix”! They still have a little blue in their eyes, and have the sweetest puppy breath ever. I got to hold them this time. The breeder will not let any one touch them before they are about seven to eight weeks old so there is no chance of spreading any kind of problem such as a disease to the puppies. Other precautions are taken such as visitors before this time must rinse their feet or soles of shoes in bleach water to kill anything that could have come in on anyone’s feet or shoes.
The puppies never go to their new homes without first receiving all their puppy shots first.
They are such little rolly polly pups now stepping over each other for attention. They eat like little piggies at a trough, pushing each other aside and climbing over each other to get enough. The two smallest puppies, one boy, and one girl, are fed separately so they will get enough and catch up with the rest of their siblings in weight.
I had such a fun day with them, just me and their Mama Sarah. These pups are very busy growing and eating, pooping, and playing and sleeping. What a lot of work a litter of puppies is! As well my sister and her friend Lorraine well know, as Lorraine has a new litter of Italian greyhounds that you can see if you click on the Amore link from my web site!
Irish setters are not for everyone because they need a lot of grooming and room to run, and believe me they are no couch potatoes, keeping us busy with their care every day. The love returned is worth the effort it takes to keep them. With their loving smiles, sloppy kisses, and loud greetings, they fill our hearts and lives with love.
All of these Irish Setter puppies have future homes. There are eight of them! Four boys and four girls. What a perfect litter! Hurray for Jeannette Holmes my great friend and mentor! There are eight new future champions in the world. What a wonderful world it is when there are puppies like these to enjoy owning or just watching.
The litter name for these puppies is “The Sayings Litter”. Breeders name the litters to easily keep track of what sitter each puppy is out of. The registered names given to the puppies will contain the kennel name plus a popular phrase to complete the dogs’ full names.
Today is my Boy’s birthday and Rusty Boy is now six years old. I can hardly believe it. Time sure flies!