Maddie x Steele Puppies

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The puppies had their dew claws removed today. The five males and two females are doing well. Yes, we lost the little male after trying everything for 3 days. 🙁

Many more photos and lots of news to come. I will get portrait photos, name them, collar them, and post the new litter page, soon. The past few days have been dedicated to the care of the little fellow.

Maddie is doing fantastic–she’s the greatest mum! She is also very intelligent. She searched for the lost pup for hours–practically turning the house upside down in her frantic search. Broke my heart!

She is more settled today after (hopefully) the last sleepless night (previous nights were up tube feeding the pup every 2 hours). Last night she kept getting me up to go look for the pup. She really is one of the smartest dog’s I’ve ever known.

Here are a few photos, with many more to come:

I know everyone is going crazy wanting more photos of the Winds, but it’s just been practically impossible! It is raining everyday (I just hate indoor photos at this age–and they won’t let me get photos of them anyway (they want to be in my lap or biting my pants or toes when I am in the room)). They are gorgeous! No, really, every single one of them are fantastic. Someone coming to look at Cane tomorrow and I don’t think I can let him go, either! 🙂 They are doing fantastic, though. Eating me out of the house with their excellent appetites! They have mastered all the steps that go from the deck upstairs to the big yard below. They haven’t been out in the kennel because it is too cold and damp (in my opinion). No, they are my blanket, dog bed puppies and don’t like the chilly, damp weather either. So, they are having a blast taking over the upstairs in what used to be my beautiful dining room (it hasn’t been that for a very long time). They love people and attack everyone when they try to walk through the room without stopping to play. Everyone must play with them for at least a little while. 🙂 And, if you are wise, you will have jeans, socks, and shoes (without strings) on when attempting to walk around the little alligator pit!


I must start crate training. They spend time in the crates just fine with blankets and the doors open, I just have not attempted to close the doors, yet. Maybe tonight. I should have over the weekend when the boys didn’t have to get up for work in the morning, but I was a little side-tracked. Anyway, all is well and wonderful with them. Pray for the miserable rain to stop so we can get outside!


Have a great day, all.