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The Tooey x JJ puppies are still very cute puppies, but now they are starting to move and look like dogs. And, since they’re nice and clean, it’s time for some 6-week-old-puppy pictures.

(Note: The puppies’ coats are actually nice and dark. These pictures may have been taken in full sun, which could make the coats appear lighter than they actually are. The color will depend on your computer monitor, too.)

Mr. Blue

Mr. Blue

Mr. Blue

Mr. Blue

Mr. Red

Mr. Red

Mr. Red

Mr. Red

Ms. Pink

Ms. Pink

Ms. Pink

Ms. Pink

Ms. Yellow

Ms. Yellow

Ms. Yellow

Ms. Yellow

Mr. Green

Mr. Green

Mr. Green

Mr. Green

Mr. Teal

Mr. Teal

Mr. Teal

Mr. Teal

Mr. White

Mr. White

Mr. White

Mr. White

Ms. Lavender

Ms. Lavender

Ms. Lavender

Ms. Lavender

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The Tooey x JJ puppies get their first baths. Looks like it took several people and a raised bathtub to take care of the little dickens.

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The photos were taken by Dawn at the Academy of Canine Behavior. Thank you, Dawn! And to Becca for lending the camera.

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Here are the Tooey x JJ puppies at 4 weeks. They haven’t quite learned to stack on their own yet, so they’re getting a little help from their friends.

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Mr.. Blue

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Mr. Red

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Ms. Pink

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Ms. Yellow

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Mr. Green

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Mr. Teal

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Mr. White

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Ms. Lavender

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One of the happy consequences of going to the IWSCOPS Christmas party is that I got to see a couple of Tooey’s puppies. Luckily for me, Russ took pictures.

So here is Sorcha, the former Ms. Yellow, after an afternoon romping outside in the cool, damp Pacific Northwest.

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Whistle Stop’s Mine To Keep at Tirriki “Sorcha” (Ms. Yellow) at one day short of 7 months

Sorcha (pronounced Sir’-ka) had Tooey’s high forehead and eyes. Her people think she has a beautiful head and lovely movement.

I believe the movement part, being as how she’s Tooey’s daughter. Sorcha will be in her first conformation show next month, so we’ll all get to see for ourselves.

She’s also quite the athlete. At Sorcha’s house, dogs eat in their crates, and Sorcha’s crate is one level up, so to speak, stacked on top of another dog’s crate. Sorcha has taken to leaping up into her crate at a single bound. A real athlete, her people say. Probably she also loves her food, just like Mom.

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After I wrote the post about the pictures I’d gotten recently of five Tooey puppies, I got news and a photo of a sixth Tooey puppy. Oh joy!

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Whistle Stop’s Are We There Yet “Jax” (Mr. Purple) at almost 7 months

Jax ‘s people say that he is about the sweetest puppy they’ve ever met, which is saying a lot for a boy IWS who is entering adolescence. He’s just about to finish his third round of puppy classes, and will probably continue on. I am so happy to hear that — that should increase the happiness quotient of the whole family.

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It’s amazing. Tooey’s puppies have gotten bigger! They reached six months of age on November 9th. Hard to believe that 6 months and more have gone by so fast.

I was thrilled to get relatively recent pictures of five of them:

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Whistle Stop’s He’s Breathing On Me “Foley” (Mr. Blue) at about 6.5 months

Foley is so beautiful — nice dark coat like his dad, and a face that looks like both Tooey and Cork. I hear he’s being a typical 6-month boy IWS — full of his own ideas and trying to get away with doing what feels good, based on all those hormones that are starting to run around (ahem!). I also hear that he is really enjoying beginning agility class, with the A-frame being his favorite so far.

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Whistle Stop’s Not Me, ‘Pax’ Did It “Pax” (Mr. Red) at about 5 months
photo by Penny Diamond

Pax has got that tendency to turn orange from the sun, just like his Mom. And that expression on his face? Just like Mom, too.

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Whistle Stop’s Bring It On “Bold” (Mr. Green) at just under 6.5 months

Bold was being shown at his first conformation dog show, at the Whidbey Island Kennel Club show on Nov 17. The quality of the picture isn’t beautiful because it was grabbed from a video. But isn’t that stack beautiful? Such attention and focus! Completely unlike parts of the rest of the video, which shows him bouncing around enjoying the whole process. But really, for his first time he did a great job, and so did his handler.

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Whistle Stop’s Is It My Turn Now? “Chica” (Ms. Pink) at about 6.5 months

Chica is going to handling class and doing well. Apparently, the phrase “my turn now” fits her perfectly. I hope she enjoys showing her stuff in the conformation ring. Getting points too would be a delightful bonus.

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Whistle Stop’s I Know Who Did It “Kwest” (Mr. White) at about 6 months

Kwest recently finished a few weeks of training at the Academy of Canine Behavior, learning to control those hormonal impulses and behave politely. All reports are that he’s a very sweet boy.

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Portaits of the puppies and Mom, compliments of Russ Dodd. This was his first chance to see the puppies, and so their first chance at being made (relatively) famous by a real photographer.

First, the producer of this little slideshow:

Tooey Mommy

Now for the 24-day old puppies. Still too wiggly to get a consistent pose. Besides, this way we get to see a bit of their individual personalities.

Mr. Blue

Mr. Red

Mr. Purple

Mr. Green

Ms. Pink

Mr. Orange

Ms. Yellow

Ms. Rainbow

Mr. Gold

Mr. White

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