#4 Rocky - Tried to crawl away from the huddle just now and got too close to the edge of the bed! No worries, though - I saw him coming a mile away. He is actually starting to get his legs under him just a little. That little bit of loft gives him even more speed - going to have to watch out for this guy! Dew claw removal looks great. Rocky is on the far left of the huddle picture above and here are a couple more pictures of him. Many pups are born with white markings that fill in as they get older. Some will be gone by the time they are 12 weeks old, some will close in between now and 24 months old, depending on the dog. And occasionally you'll have a dog who carries the white marking forward through adulthood, although usually smaller than when it was a puppy.
#5 Mohawk - His cute little head is silky soft, and he's still a snuggler. Especially when his belly is full. Which is all the time. His dew claw removal looks good.
I love that we can still see his little line from this angle.
#2 Gable - Dew claw removal feels like a success here, too. His double-black coat with no white marking is just so pure and beautiful. Must be why he reminds me of a swatch of styled black hair on a classic silver screen man.
#7 Bella - Definitely a recessive fawn gene in there, from the looks of her fur. Dew claws seem to be holding, but a tiny bit of concern about the right one.
#6 Mystery - little mystery aired her differences with me when I put her on her back to take a picture. They all did, but even though I know she can't see yet, I'll swear she glared at me! She's showing a little bit of spunk and confidence - can't wait to see how she will continue to develop!
#1 Reba - recessive fawn gene showing through a little. Her white patch is changing so that hers and Mystery's markings look almost identical! In fact, I got them mixed up at first, mostly because Mystery's personality seemed a little stronger than Reba's when I just took the pictures. But knowing that #6 was the darker black is how I got them all straightened out again. You might notice that the yarn system lasted less than 24 hours - lol.
See - doesn't she look like Mystery?