Riverspruce Hounds - 2009 Otterhound Litter

Various Cute Photos - updated 6/21/09

This will be a continuing page of miscellaneous, cute photos relating to our 2009 Otterhound Litter. I'll simply keep adding to it, so watch the "updated date", and scroll through to see what is new! We hope you'll enjoy the transition from pregnancy to small Otterhounds leaving for their new homes!

Here is Liv on the evening before whelping, hanging out with us on the upper back deck. The light was weird, so her color is pretty weird too!

And now, here is Liv the morning after whelping the wee ones...

Liv getting to know Pink girl...

Pink girl napping much like her mother frequently does...

Pink girl and Green girl napping after dinner...

Tandem nursing...

Light Blue boy and Orange boy / Purple boy and Orange boy

Yellow girl demonstrates proper suction...

And before you know it, they have graduated to actually walking!

Boy, do they grow quickly!!!

Mouse (yellow girl) in a quiet moment

Crowded milk bar...

Mom makes a comfy pillow!

Lilith and Howdy can sit!

Lilith can be sweet...

Mobile milk bar - and these puppies need stilts!

Let the games begin!

And the whole gang...

Rocko tries to make a break!

Lilith, and then Howdy and Mouse try to return to bed after making a break for it!

And at 3 1/2 weeks, they are spending a LOT of time playing!

First, Bertha and Mouse - Second, Howdy, Magnus and Mouse

First, Magnus and Bertha - Second, Magnus and Mouse

And, Rocko and Magnus

Here the gang plays before bed...

Here are our "bird dogs", killing a pheasant!

Bertha and Howdy

Rocko, Bertha and the pheasant...

Howdy now thinks that he is a Beagle, by putting the brakes on the bunny!

Magnus demonstrates that walking isn't as easy as it looks!

And after playing hard, Howdy takes a nap on mom's foot

Here are the boys looking cute!

From left to right... Magnus, Rocko and Howdy

And not to be outdone, here are the girls!

From left to right... Mouse, Lilith, and Bertha

Here are some more photos of puppies in a basket...

Bertha

Magnus

Mouse and Lilith

Rocko

Howdy

Now that Liv is FINALLY beginning to nap outside of the whelping box (she is such a doting, SUPER mom), Ron decided to provided some respite for her...

Liv enjoying her brief break in maternal duties...

But in due course, Liv resumes her post...

And eventually, they begin to wind down for the evening, after another eventful day full of new adventures...