Today was the day. Seven weeks and one day after Willow gave birth to 10 puppies while a historic snowstorm raged outside, the time came for the puppies to start moving on to their new homes.
It was a bittersweet day: bitter because, although we knew from the beginning that we would be giving these little puppies away, our hearts got attached to them anyway...but sweet because we got to give the first two away to people who are friends of ours. Not only do we know that they will take great care of the pups, we're also fortunate enough to get to occasionally see pictures and hear updates from the families about how the puppies are doing! That is a great comfort. :)
Oliver, the puppy Tobin named, was such a popular little fellow that it was no wonder he was the first to go.
But first, extra cuddles and kisses.
All evening I watched various members of their family post pictures on Facebook of Oliver (whom they renamed Finn) and gush about how much they love him. He went to a GOOD home indeed!!
And then it was Koda's turn. This little...uh, scratch that...BIG guy (at our most recent weigh-in, he was the heaviest again) was the sixth-born which means that I got to name him, giving him a name that means "friend."
I mean, who wouldn't love this adorable puppy anyway?? :)