We made a trip to go and see our yorkie puppy "Brinley". She is now 6 weeks old and weighs 17 ounces! She's charting to be 4 pounds grown. We're thrilled about her and she is soooooo much cuter in person than pictures can convey. Her ears are wrapped in the picture because the breeder does this to help train them to stand faster. We thought she was definitely the cutest of the three yorkie girl puppies. She's definitely the smallest. The dark black moustache she had in previous weeks is already turning light, which is a relief! We are already IN LOVE. ; )
We are so EXCITED that it's getting very close to June 18, when Brinley will be 8 weeks old and we can bring her home to Austin to live with us. She comes from a litter of 6 (3 boys and 3 girls) which is very rare for Yorkies. Yorkie typically have litters of 1 to 3 puppies. She is the smallest puppy and the darkest. She looks to be sporting quite the dark moustache, which I hope will lighten as her adult coat comes in.I think she is the spitting image of her dad "Peajay". He is adorable and I hope she grows up to look just like him. She already looks to have the peeping tongue like daddy, which is soooo cute!!!
In anticipation of bringing home our new baby, I'm thinking of a small doggie party where doggie cupcakes and other special homemade dog treats will be served.
My Boomer loves carrots so I was thrilled when I found this recipe.
Dog Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: Muffins:
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
8 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
Preheat oven to 350° F
Lightly spray cups of muffin tin.
In a large bowl stir together the carrots, eggs and applesauce. Set aside.
In another medium bowl whisk together the cinnamon, oats and flour.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Stir until well blended.
Spoon mixture into muffin tin. The dough will be thick, so you may wet your fingers to press the dough into place.
The dog cupcake will not rise very much, so do not worry about over filling the muffin tin.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting or serving.
Blend both ingredients with a hand mixer until well blended.
Spoon into a pastry bag for easy decorating.
Storing: These dog cupcakes will keep fresh in your refrigerator for 2 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 2 months. If you are going to freeze them, do not decorate with the frosting until they have thawed.
Almost everyone know that Yorkies are one of the most difficult dogs to house train. But since the breed has so many amazing qualities such as fierce loyalty, non-shedding and non-chewers just to name a few...we Yorkie lovers take measures remedy the house training issue. I like most tried the crate training and the pee-pad method. My teacup male Yorkie does prefer to go outside and does let me know when he needs to go by going to the door and whining. However, if I'm not around and he has to go then he's going to go!
Boomer in one of his Belly Bands
The best thing I ever did in this regard was to order some belly bands for him online. The bands are fabric that simply go around his waist like a belt fastened by velcro. His male parts are covered preventing him from marking. I put a feminine maxi pad (ones without wings) inside for extra absorption. These belly bands have been worth every penny since they've saved me countless dollars in cleaning and replacing carpets, rugs, upholstery and drapes.
Here's the link for where I order belly bands on eBay: BELLY BANDS
Veronica sent us this photo of our baby girl "Brinley" that she took last week. Brinley is now 4 weeks old, which means we're just a month away from getting to bring her home!!! She currently weighs 10 ounces which according to the growth chart on YorkiestoHappiness.com she will be approximately 4.5 pounds when full grown.