Matthew, Mark, Luke & John

Deni ~ One week to go and I'll have my figure back! 1/30/10

Judy and Deni getting comfortable in the new whelping box. 1/30/10

Here they are! The puppies have their first photo shoot! 2/3/10

Birthdate 2/8/2010 Four healthy, happy, robust boys

Deni getting some well deserved rest. 2/8/10

Day Two ~ 2/9/10.

A celebrity visit from Kermit The Frog? L to R: John, Matthew, Luke (underneath) and Mark (on top). 2/9/10

Puppy Pile ~ Matthew (up front), Mark behind Matthew (head facing R). John next to Mark (facing back), Luke back (under John). 2/9/10

Belly up to the bar, boys! Day 3 ~ L to R: John, Matthew, Luke and Mark. 2/10/10

Having another great meal at Deni's. L-R Luke, Mark, Matthew, John. 2/12/10

Not sure who rolled over & gave up - reminiscent of a post Thanksgiving dinner feeling. 2/12/10

Mom's taking good care of us! (Group picture at the lunch counter is Mark, Luke, John and Matthew) We're nearing 2 lbs.tonight. 2/13/10

Mark having his nightly weigh in following another big day of eating and sleeping. Time to move to a bigger tupperware! 2/14/10

Two bookends - Luke on the left and Mark. 2/15/10

Deni thinking about how much more fun it would be to retrieve birds. 2/15/10

The boys waiting patiently in the laundry basket while their box is changed. 2/16/10

John, the first to really try to get up on his legs, has run into a road block (Mark) but it's up & over. 2/16/10

John and Luke grabbing a quick snack before the others wake up. 2/18/10

If eating were a sport, we'd be heading for the Olympics! L to R: Luke, John, Matthew, Mark. 2/18/10

Going for the Gold! L to R: Luke, John, Matthew, Mark. 2/18/10

John got on the wrong side of the lunch counter and was singing the blues. 2/19/10

A sweet mother-son moment. 2/19/10

Family nap time. 2/19/10

John with Sally who stops by to care for the pups regularly. 2/20/10

Sleepy Luke with Jane. 2/20/10

Luke again - hey, I see an eye! 2/20/10

Mark showing off his black tummy (he has the most pigment - even black pads at birth). 2/20/10

Matthew and his big paws! 2/20/10

Puppy snuggling with Judy. 2/20/10

Mark in front & Matthew behind. All are trying more & more to be up on their legs and their eyes are nearly open. 2/21/10

Mark weighing in on the baby scale (and he's only the 3rd biggest!) All are over 3 pounds. 2/21/10

Cuddling with my brother (Mark & Mathew) 2/22/10

Mom looking in on John (up) and Luke. 2/22/10

Hey Mom, what about me? (Luke). 2/22/10

The line up L to R: Luke, Mark, John, Matthew. (Luke not really smaller, he's just curled up). 2/22/10

The close up is John & Matthew. 2/22/10

Today was the first day the puppies noticed each other and initiated play together. A few also have started little barks. Matthew goes up and over Mount Deni and encounters Luke. 2/23/10

Luke and John? chewing on each other. 2/23/10

Today the pups are 16 days old. Matthew staging an escape, aided by John. 2/24/10

Luke "talking". 2/24/10

Here's John. 2/24/10

Mark up on his legs. 2/24/10

John inspecting Mark's tongue, Matthew sampling the rail, Luke snoozing. 2/24/10

The boys are introduced to their first toys! John makes friends with the BEE. 2/25/10

Luke and the Platypus get to know each other. 2/25/10

Matthew's first bird. 2/25/10

Mark getting friendly with Green Dog. 2/25/10

Mark wondering why Green Dog doesn't sit up also. 2/25/10

Uh-Oh. There's been a theft. Deni leaving the scene with Exhibit A. 2/25/10

Pups spent quite a bit of time outside the box on the tarp and towels this evening and were quite mobile. 2/26/10

Late night snack. Matthew, Luke, Mark, John and....wait a minute, who's that 5th one nursing? 2/26/10

Judy holds Luke for his closeup. 2/27/10

The puppies had company today and got all tuckered out. Here they are snoozing with friend Karen. 2/27/10

Hey, man I'm trying to eat! (Luke dining, Matthew resting). 2/27/10

John catching some z's. 2/27/10

Boys and their toys. Between nursing at length and falling asleep, the lads took a bit of time to investigate their toys. Luke checking things out. 2/28/10

Mark thinking about which toy to play with. 2/28/10

Matthew (sporting a wet head - somebody spilled milk on him!) We're looking forward to celebrating their 3 week birthday tomorrow with gruel! 2/28/10

The music on the radio was turned up loud on the floor by their box & John was the first to venture over. 2/28/10

John listening closely. Is that Gospel music? 2/28/10

John chewing on Mark's neck shortly after Mark was crawling over the radio. 2/28/10

Three weeks old today. At last we get to eat like big boys! (All 4 lbs. +) Testing the offering 3/1/10

Here they are digging in 3/1/10

The aftermath. Now the fun begins! 3/1/10

John ~ I wonder if I'll have a tummy ache? 3/1/10

Mark, "Clifford" and our play cube. 3/1/10

Matthew with "Clifford". Thanks again, Barb! 3/1/10

A Luke sandwich. 3/1/10

The pups had a busy day today. Two friends were here with them this afternoon so lots of playtime! John meets his half sister Jorja. 3/2/10

Matthew ~ Check out my handsome profile. 3/2/10

All 5 lbs. of Mark - look at that lovely back, lay back, tail set (and stomach!) 3/2/10

John blissfully nibbling on his toy. 3/3/10

Matthew sampling Deni's ear. 3/3/10

It's a sleeping beauty shot of Luke. 3/3/10

Our new skill for today is actually picking up and carrying toys. Matthew and bunny. 3/4/10

Luke, (who pretty much slept through the last two photo shoots), was a wild guy tonight. Here he is carrying his first goose. 3/4/10

Luke and Mark discuss the day's activities. 3/4/10

Cute Luke. 3/4/10

John holding down Clifford. 3/4/10

Luke with the goose as John looks on. 3/4/10

Mark coaxing Matthew to jump out of the box. 3/4/10

The pups have graduated to eating like real dogs out of their puppy pan. Individual time away in new rooms tonight went really well - none of them were stressed or whiney. 3/5/10

Luke ... he really doesn't sleep all the time! 3/5/10

Matthew and the milk bone hat. 3/5/10

Matthew in the cube/Luke facing off. 3/5/10

John left, Mark right, Kermit underneath. 3/5/10

We have a new configuration to our "world" - thanks to Auntie Paula for the rearrangement of the puppy area. Now, we have LOTS of freedom. Sally and crashed kids in the new, improved play area. 3/6/10

The pups had fun visitors today including two young ladies - Hannah and Grace. Here is Grace holding one of the pups. 3/6/10

Hannah settles in with friends. 3/6/10

Mark enjoying the Kermit pillow. 3/6/10

The boys love their big pen - lots of room to play! Mom's escaped to higher ground! 3/7/10

We have added a second page to take the boys in the hive from Four Weeks and BEEYOND. Just go back to the album and then go to the top of the photo album page to find the link to take you there.

Deni's Puppies Arrived
2/8/2010
 
9:20  A.M. ~ BOY
10:06 A.M. ~ BOY
10:40 A.M. ~ BOY
11:40 A.M. ~ BOY

BEELIEVE it or not, Deni had all boys.  But, it was meant to BEE and there are 4 beautiful, healthy, angelic boys!

The litter theme is  "BEE",  
and these are the Boys In The Hive:
 
"MATTHEW", "MARK", "LUKE" and "JOHN"

We have so many wonderful pictures, we have added a second page to make viewing easier.  Please click on the link to visit:
Four Weeks Old and
BEEYOND
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