Yesterday we got to meet our new baby!
At 12 pounds, she was just a ball of black fluff.
She is one of a litter of 9 Newfies that are almost all the black and white Landseer variety.
The newfie pups are from the same mom and dad our other newf is from. There were only 2 black girls born, so we had our pick of the two.
I chose the more sociable of the two who also happened to be the bigger one. She's got two white toes, just like her big sister!
We don't have a name yet so we're looking for suggestions! I am thinking of having a 'name the newf' contest if we can't come up with anything. It just has to sound good with Katy and be something that can be easily called and have good nicknames.
Really, we could have had the 'pick of the litter' who I think was this Landseer male with an all black head. He was super affectionate and stuck to my side practically the whole time. Whenever I felt someone licking my hand or nibbling at my ankles, it was him. But, we decided black *and* white hair would just be too much. He sure is a cute little man though! His expression reminded me so much of Max. His name would have been Sailor, I think. Or, Bruno.
Our little fluff ball will stay living at the farm she was born at for 3 more weeks, then we get to take her home sometime around the 4th of July. She'll have some vet visits and get vaccinated and de-wormed and all that good stuff.
While visiting Katy's canine family we discovered she is a lot taller than both her parents. She makes her 'old man' 12-year-old Bruin look small! Stilts. That's her new nickname. Or, little horse. The first thing Bruin wanted to do when he met Katy was clean her ears. She didn't want to have anything to do with that though. Her nose wrinkled up and she growled at him. Yep, she wanted to bite her old man for trying to clean her ears — something she does to Max nearly everyday. The biting part - and the ear cleaning. Her ears get a funk about them, so it certainly would be nice if she came around to the idea of letting her little sister lick her ears. Without a doubt she will be licking little sister's ears!
Katy had a grand time running around the farm and finding out what puppies are. She was very good around them, if not a little bored by them.
Meeting Little Sister