Our eight chocolate puppies out of Clue and Vaugo continue to thrive. While one male has clearly emerged as the "meatier package" (we call him "Chubs") and another boy as a less hefty member of the pack (i.e., "Gaucho"), for the most part the litter is fairly even in size distribution with one female challenging several of the boys in weight: affectionately we call her "Ziggy." We have, of course (because doing so is part of the fun :) temporarily named all of them-- two nearly identical males we call "Bartleby" and "Basil"; a male with a very discreet white star is, appropriately, "Starburns"; and, the other two females... "Penelope Clearwater" and "Margaux."
The week has been a fun one as puppy personalties are beginning to manifest, and the whelping box is bubbling with play growls and loud demands for nursing. Some of the pups are a bit zestier, squirming and talking when held, and others are more peaceful and silent. We look forward to watching their natural dispositions evolve and finding just the right homes for each temperament.
With the excellent parentage of Windancing's Zhivago and Small Paws Sweet Kahula, the litter is already displaying the hallmarks of English Labradors: heavy coat and bone, blocky heads, and thick tails: anyone of these pups will develop into beautiful adults reflective of their parents and ancestors-- proven producers of healthy, attractive and intelligent progeny. With the choices of two males and two females claimed, we have three males and one female as of yet to be placed in homes. For more detailed information about the parents, the pups, pedigrees, ancestry, and purchase details, please email us at LoblollyLabradors@gmail.com or call/text me, Eve Farrell, at 901.338.4321.
Please enjoy this slide show of the puppies. A few are pictured twice in order to illustrate profile. Next week's blog will contain individual, identifying pictures of each pup when, perhaps, they'll feel a bit more like standing for a fashion shoot. Best regards,
Eve and Christopher Farrell
My family got our first Labrador when I was eight. I wanted a cat. Despite my initial reluctance and deep desire for a feline, our first Labs-- Spike & Princess-- brought great happiness into our household and marked the beginning of my lifelong love for Labradors. Eventually I got my cat, but with 35 years of experience with this breed, I am grateful for the beauty and joy of my family's Labrador heritage, and thus, I dedicate this page to the very first ones of my childhood.