Friday 12 February 2021

8 weeks old

Joulu has reached that magical milestone of 8 weeks old and is as fluffy as can be and as cute as a very cute thing can get.  Suvi could probably do with a break by now, as all mums by the time the puppies are 8 weeks old, but she won't be getting one.  Mind you, she has no compunction in putting him in his place when necessary and letting him know when enough's enough.  Perhaps he'll grow up with some lovely Lappy manners evident before the age of 2 or 3 years.  Well, you never know.  

He met the cats when he first moved downstairs, and now he has also met the rabbits!  And he has learned to play fetch.  I wonder how long the novelty of that will last...

He has been out visiting and had his first vaccinations.  He hasn't had an eye test yet as they're not available for the foreseeable future, but he will have one when he is able.

Good boy in the car

There's something pretty special about a cream puppy and something else pretty special about a single puppy.  So I think that makes Joulu doubly special, and I have really enjoyed watching him grow up so far.  Good luck, pup!  (Or good luck, Suvi, perhaps.)

Cute enough?

You can follow their continuing adventures on Instagram @suvi_and_joulu

Sunday 7 February 2021

7 weeks old

Joulu is 7 weeks old and is in full-on socialisation mode now, getting out and about to see the big wide world and meet some people (socially distanced, of course).  He's copying his mum and learning a lot from her - the good stuff, hopefully!  Just look at the photo of them sitting waiting for dinner.  So cute!

And he knows his name:

Copying his mum, he looks like such a good boy!

Learning dinnertime manners!

His mum tells him off too, when he's being too boisterous, but she plays with him so beautifully.

And he's finding all the good spots for snoozing, including every tiny Lappy's favorite place - under the coffee table.

Saturday 30 January 2021

6 weeks old

 Joulu is 6 weeks old already.  He is getting little trips out of the house, plays serious bitey face with his mum and has an adorable new little harness to start to slowly get used to.  I'm guessing he'll grow out of it long before he gets to use it out in the world.  

"I know I'm impossibly cute, but is this really necessary, hoomans?"

Saturday 23 January 2021

5 weeks old

A yummy treat on a spoon helps the stand pose :-)

Joulu is certain to think he will always get snow, as the very same week he went outdoors for the first time, he experienced snow.  Lucky puppy!  

Here he is learning that all-important pouncing skill, foiled by the tennis ball. 

And a selection of cute photos from his 5th week.

Hanging out with mum

Getting the crazy play face in order

Suvi is such a good mum

Looking like he's ready for mischief

... out

And, finally, a little video of Joulu outside for the first time.  Suvi is not exactly gentle with him - but then if he had siblings, they would play pretty rough too.  She knows what she's doing.  I love how confident he is!

But before we go, how cute is this?  Joulu with his parents at the same age.

Suvi - Joulu - Arvo all at 5 weeks

Saturday 16 January 2021

4 weeks old


Have you ever seen such a fluffy 4-week-old puppy?  Me neither!

Joulu has moved out of the cats' domain upstairs and now has a palatial pen downstairs where he is enjoying the extra space and the extra features such as pussycats and cardboard boxes.

He has teeth now, which Suvi isn't impressed with, and he tucks right into his kibble mush now. 

He full-on plays with his toys now, as well, shaking them to death (falling over in the process).  Luckily he doesn't realise he's lonely without any siblings.  

Here is a selection of cute shots from his 4th week.


Catching Zs

There are eyes in there somewhere...

Did someone say 'show stand'???

Hanging out with mum