9: 7-8 weeks old (and beyond, for some of the pups) FINAL
0-7 days old
1-2 weeks old
2-3 weeks old
3-4 weeks old
4-5 weeks old
5-6 weeks old
6-7 weeks old
7 weeks old. We
sleep wherever we like.
7 weeks 2 days old. Come on Benjamin, wake up!!
Can we go on the internet?
Quickly get tired again. Zulte and Dime.
Ritzy and Leah
Ritzy and Thumper
We never get locked inside the box now, even though it has
a pen around it. But we still choose to sleep in it
Mum Rona is sleepy as well. (No she did not chew the
couch, Penny did when younger. Rona is a GOOD girl!)
Play is getting more and more rough
The first puppy to leave for her new home was ROZA.
Goldmali I Have A Dream.
Now living with Lucy and Les in Barnsley.
Abby and Ritzy
Dime and Monty
Ritzy, Monty and Dime
Ritzy and Dime -check out how Ritzy is sitting!
Ritzy, Monty and Dime
Abby and Rona having a chat about motherhood
Thumper and Abby
Thumper and Dime
Zulte and Petra
The trolley that some of the Papillons sleep in at night
has become a popular Malinois pup rest stop
Then Purple left for her new home to live with Judy, David
and great aunty Sophia in Hampshire. She is now called
PETRA, or Goldmali Icon.
The next puppy to leave for her new home was Red, now
known as LEAH, or Goldmali Innocent Eyes. She went to live
in Northern Ireland with Alison and aunty Zara.
A very comfortable Ritzy
Must make sure to have some chew toys within easy reach
Blue and Green wondering how Ritzy managed to get up there
A few days later the puppies realise they can CLIMB!
At just over 9 weeks of age the pups that are still here
need to start getting out and about to be socialised. Here
is Orange (Dime) in the car
Ritzy came too
Ritzy and Dime first went to the local petshop, then to
Tesco. All sorts of things to see there.
Dime and Ritzy on a walk
I didn't have a free hand to take photos, but Thumper
(Blue) and Zulte (Green) also went outside to learn to
walk on a collar and lead.
9 weeks 2 days old and the remaining 4 pups have all
learnt how to get up onto the couch. Left to right Ritzy,
Thumper, Dime and Zulte, with Calee watching from above
It's a dog's life!!
A vet bed is okay for sleeping on as well
or even the hard floor will do, says Zulte
The whelping box is gone from the corner now and guess
what, there was loose wallpaper behind it. Let's rip some
Thumper with a bone, 9 weeks 5 days old
A relaxed Thumper
and then Thumper worked out that there is a HOLE in the
gate to the utility room, where the cats eat. A PUPPY
SIZED hole that you can jump through!
Dime 10 weeks old
Tired Thumper at 10 weeks. All the pups went to the vet
for their second vaccination and it tired them out.
Zulte is also tired
And then it was Orange's time to leave for his new home.
DIME is officially called Goldmali Incredible and he went
to live in Kent with Margaret and his relative Teak and a
Ritzy with Confetti the cat
Thumper went to stay with Judith for a while to socialise,
as he has to stay with us a lot longer than the other
pups. 3 Goldmalis in this photo!
10 weeks 2 days old and just Ritzy and Zulte left, for
now. We took them to the "All about dogs" show at Newark
Aunty Penny came too
and Melanie brought Harry
Benjamin and Melanie took the pups in the puppy class at
the fun show, as practice. There were a LOT of puppies.
Then we entered the "Best family" class with Penny and the
pups, and came 5th out of 24 dog families. Everyone was
Ritzy after a long day at the show, just about to leave
The next day we travelled down with visit Thea in Wales
with Ritzy and Zulte -and Mats came too. A long journey of
3 hours each way but the pups travelled extremely well. We
had to use the car as the van was broken yet again.
The pups met a lot of relatives and had a really enjoyable
The pups got a chance to try the seesaw
Zulte did really well
Suddenly Zulte decided to have a go on his own!
Tired pups. They slept all the way home.
A few days later and Thumper's back, telling Zulte he is
in charge now
Ritzy 11 weeks old
The next day it was time to say goodbye to Green, ZULTE,
whose name is Goldmali I Believe I Can Fly. He went to
live in Hertfordshire with Joanne, his cousin Kozen and
other new Mali friend Tom.
Just Ritzy and Thumper left now, for several weeks whilst
Thumper's pet passport is getting ready. Melanie took some
photos during a walk but it was easier said then done to
get the pups to pose.
11 weeks 4 days old and Thumper spends some quality time
with aunty Penny
13 weeks old and we went for a walk in the woods
Mummy Rona and aunty Penny came too
4 ½ month old Thumper looking out the window with Ritzy
and Penny (and Calee)
The couch is a favourite climbing and observation spot.
Benjamin took this photo of Thumper and Ritzy.
The time was getting close for Thumper to leave for Spain,
and Judith came to say goodbye to him.
The 27th of June was Thumper's last day here. 4 ½ months
GOLDMALI I'LL STAND BY YOU
Goodbye to Thumper from the other dogs
Thumper checks his packing for the very long journey by
road. Pets passport, blanket, toys, bones.
And then Thumper was collected by some nice men in a nice
air conditioned van.
We were able to track his journey online every step of the
way until he arrived with Sandra in Spain, 2 ½ days after
And this is the end of the pages for the Goldmali I