Glacial Calves Turn 8 Weeks Old

The puppies have started to go to their forever homes. All the boys have gone to their homes, as has Qaanaaq. By all accounts, all are settling in well and having many new adventures. That leaves five girls, who seem to be more active as a group, maybe trying to make up for their absent siblings. These blog posts will be winding down, with one more post after all the pups have gone to their homes, but you will probably be seeing them on Facebook, and other social media outlets. P1060381 (1280x960)

Nuuk (now and still Nuuk) Male 13 lb 9.3 oz  Living large in Missouri


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Qaanaaq (now River) Female 12 lb 3.4 oz  Living large in California

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Aasiaat (now Kolt) Male 13 lb 11.3 oz  Living large in Massachusetts

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Paamiut (waiting for the right name) Male 14 lb 2.4 oz  Living large in Alaska

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Ilulissat (now Nukka) Female 12 lb 13.2 oz  Living large in CT at Spook Nook Chinooks

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Kulusuk (Female) 11 lb 15.5 oz  Staying on a bit longer awaiting her forever home

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Kalaallit (now Kala) Female 14 lb 11.1 oz  Soon to be living large in New Jersey

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Narsaq (now Munjebel) Female 12 lb 11.4  Soon to be living large in New York

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Tasiilaq (now Kaya) Female 13 lb 15.7 oz  Soon to be living large in New York

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Glacial Calves Seven Week Update

Unbelievable that in less than a week the puppies will begin to go to their forever homes. They have really blossomed in the past week, with personalities that become more defined with each passing day. They have a number of forays into the greater yard beyond their fenced yard. As they have gained a sense of independence it has become increasingly important to have a couple extra puppy wranglers on hand for the times they fan out in all directions. Reine continues to allow them to feed, and never does more than a limp effort to sweep them away with her head.

Nuuk (Male) 10 lb 7.1 oz

Qaanaaq (Female) 9 lb 14.1 oz

Aasiaat (Male) 11 lb 3.8 oz

Paamiut (Male) 11 lb 2 oz

Ilulissat (Female) 10 lb 3.6 oz

Kulusuk (Female) 10 lb 3.2 oz

Kalaallit (Female) 11 lb 6.6 oz

Narsaq (Female) 10 lb 5.4 oz

Tasiilaq (Female) 11 lb 5.0 oz

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Glacial Calves Six Week Update

The puppies are really growing fast now with changes visible everyday. They are getting pretty rambunctious in their play, and getting serious teeth. Reine continues to insist on feeding them her milk whenever she gets a chance, as well as feeding them regurgitated food, just like her wild canid ancestors. They traveled to the vet on Tuesday for exams and vaccinations, where they impressed the doctor and got to experience a couple of new surfaces, handling all with ease. They have been on one tour of the yard outside of their outdoor pen, guided by two humans, Reine, and Ukko. While it was a challenge to get them to leave the security of the pen, once out they got more and more comfortable with it. Ukko started to really interact with them once they were in the open, doling out lessons in submissiveness, as well as appropriate play. P1050950 (1280x960)

Nuuk (Male) 8 lb 8 oz

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Qaanaaq (Female) 7 lb 11.5 oz

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Aasiaat (Male) 8 lb 14.4 oz

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Paamiut (Male) 8 lb 13.4 oz

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Ilulissat (Female) 7 lb 15.6 oz

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Kulusuk (Female) 8 lb 1.3 oz

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Kalaallit (Female) 9 lb 6.3 oz

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Narsaq (Female) 8 lb 1.2 oz

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Tasiilaq (Female) 9 lb 5.2 oz

Future agility stars, Ilulissat and Qaanaaq

Lessons from daddy, Ukko

Aasiaat hogs time with daddy

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Wish I could be out there with daddy!

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Glacial Calves Five Week Update

The puppies have now had a number of trips outside, and had some meals outside. They have been exploring the big stone step and are able to negotiate the two steps to get out and back into the house. They are now eating puppy kibble moistened with a little water and goat milk. Reine still insists on doing some nursing, despite their teeth. She has started to initiate play with them when they have the room of the outside enclosure. P1050762 (1280x960)

Nuuk (male) 6 lb 6.3 oz Now sporting a  royal blue collar

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Qaanaaq (female) 5 lb 12.4 oz

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Aasiaat (male) 6 lb 15.9 oz

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Paamiut (male) 6 lb 10.4 oz

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Ilulissat (female) 6 lb 1.2 oz Now sporting a purple collar

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Kalaallit (female) 7 lb 1.5 oz Now sporting and orange collar

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Kulusuk (female) 6 lb 2.8 oz

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Narsaq (female) 6 lb 1.2 oz

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Tasiilaq (female) 6 lb 11.4 oz

Reine playing with Kalaallit, Nuuk with ears up takes flight, Ilulissat and Kalaallit are early ambassadors, Aasiaat observing, Aasiaat and Tasiilaq exploring a big toy, picnic on the lawn, Qaanaaq and Tasiilaq investigate the stone step together, and Ilulissat takes up her regular position, observing the others and me.