Nick X Quista GCHP Sharin Nick of Dynasty RC Kennel ~ “Nick” ~ WS 55346501GCH Amarok’s Northern Sanctuary ~ “Quista” ~ WS 50486602The 1st sonogram showed a live pup. The red and blue is blood flow to and from the heart.The second sonogram on 4/12 showed a great headshot, but he was upside down! That sonogram also showed the beginnings of a boy!The xray right before being born showed what I figured…a singleton.He arrived on 4/30/19 weighing in at 1# 3 oz. Liver red boy! He is ready for his first trip….home!5/1 the dew claws made their exit. No big deal for him. It was a little tough going the first few days, so he snoozed a bit in his basket.But we got through it fine and all is well! Quista is bonding and loving this pup. He is sleeping by her feathers, just under her tail.It is nice seeing Q. comfortable and the pup happy, too.Peek!Growing n Growing! 5/4 he is 1# 9 oz! The pup’s call name is Kaede, Japanese for Maple Leaf. This week he starts getting used to being on his back.He will be cradled on his back a lot and will get to loving it. Lots of nice belly rubs!Today is also first toenail clip day. Big doings!Before starting, I always desensitize feet, by giving them a nice foot massage.I use regular nail clippers for the young pups.All done, front and back.Kaede at 1 week. He is 2# 5 oz. Eating well, moving well, growing well!Quista’s mom sleeps like this. All her pups n grandpa’s do, too. It looks like Kaede might as well. I love genetics! Kaede sleeps apart often, but Q. is always close.Here we are waiting for the vet, calm and comfortable.Q. got her stitches out and Kaede got his first once over. 3#2.6 oz! Happy 2 week old birthday, Kaede! And time for a 2nd pedicure and his first wormer. Quista watches to be sure it goes well!And time for his 2 week weigh in, too! 4# 4 oz. No doubt, he is eating well.Everyone gets Gramma love on their birthday! Love this little guy, for sure.Aunt Haven watches and get many looks at the newest Amarok puppy.2 weeks & 2 days and Kaede’s eyes are opening. Here is your first peek!Socialization begins with good trusted friends.Kaede gets used to different smells, sights and touches.Best pic is pink pads and tiny tipped tail. I just love this!As you can see his ears are now open and he can hear everything. He wakes up to sound now.Can’t forget the men…gotta get used to them, too!Now why is this single Red Maple growing here?Kaede loves his Snuggle Puppy with the beating heart. A second will go in with him later.At 2 weeks old, his milk teeth are starting to stretch his gums.Kaede is spending more time out exploring the living room now.Kaede is 3 weeks today and weighs in at 6# 0 oz.! He has even checked out the kitchen.He has lots of toys to step over and they make loads of different sounds!Socialize everyday! Here Kaede is with my good friend, Shel, Jackie’s hubby.He is getting used to many different and wonderful people.Haven is getting her first good look at Kaede, before that, it was just peeks, smells and sounds. Kaede and Ash have gotten to be pretty fast friends. He loves his Uncle Ash!He is starting to chew and play with toys….his favorite so far is a chipmunk!It has been a busy long day and time for a snooze on his Snuggle Puppy with the heartbeat!Kaede can get almost over the lower divider now. Time to put in the higher one. Progress!More time getting to know his Uncle Ash. Wonder if he knows he will get that big?Time for new digs and more space and time for me to get part of my living room back! Cute phase has begun, he no longer looks like a guinea pig! Eyes are still blue, but can still change.Milk teeth are in and chewing has begun. He will begin gruel on his 4 week birthday! Video coming!He is starting to show interest in mom’s food so tomorrow he will start real kibble! Video below.He roams around discovering all kinds of things, but still snoozes a lot! 4 week weight is 7# 5 oz….Solid!Darcey Foulkrod, my handler, stopped up to meet Kaede. She will be getting to know him very well!Kaede had his introduction to the activity box. He starts out with mom, as he is a singleton, but nothing seemed to phase him.He explored many of the noises weaving in and out. The only thing he looked several times at were the horse bells.Next time he will be in there without mom and will see how he does, but I don’t expect any big issues. So far he is fearless.First time outside! Fun! Fun! and first time leash walkies. 5 wk. weight is 8# 4 oz. His first play bow with Ash.Here he is spending time with Haven. Haven can not wait to meet him “in person”- or should I say “in dog”!He is SO ready for kibble. See the gruel he won’t eat and her kibble that he wants! Video below.Kaede is almost 6 weeks old already. He’s spending time outside, starting to pee and poo outside, too. He loves grass, like his family. Growing up fast!6 wks. old today! 10.4# and his first puppy shot. Another wormer and meeting Dr. Carroll! A great day all around.…has to get used to all folks; big and small n really small!Kaede is getting his outside play toys now. This is the lowest level one and he loves it!He has places to go in and out, up and down and even do some exploring!Bonus! His first slide! No fear Kaede went down it easy peasy! Then tried to walk back up again.The Whelping box is gone and is replaced with his crate and more room.Crate training starts with having him eat in his crate. Mom eats right outside. Kaede sleeps often likes most of his relatives now.This comes from his maternal grandmother, AM/Can. Ch. Snowborn’s Kayta.He sometimes goes into the crate for a nap by himself.He is learning there is nothing to fear from the big bad vacuum cleaner.8 weeks old yesterday and taking a trip on the SS. Siberian!Everyday, he does something new. Today he went thru the carwash. Many new sights n sounds.Kaede is in the big dogs now and doing well. The LR playpen is being reduced in size. Progress.He has had his first bath and blow dry. He loves the kiddy pool, now getting used to shampoo!He is learning how to pose. He has the eyes, just needs to learn to stack!Kaede graduated his first clicker puppy class. Basic obedience: sit, down, come, mine, wait; the usual.Kaede is legal! And this wonderful young man is available to the right forever home. He is doing great on his training and socialization and will make a family a wonderful addition.Kaede does quite well during grooming for a pup. That is great as he is starting to shed out his puppy coat now. He accepts the blow dryer, but it isn’t his favorite. So, I go slow and steady. He sees the rest of the family is good with it, so he is learning it is nothing to be afraid of, as well. Before I do nails with the Dremel, I us the base of the tool so he just feels the vibration on the pads of his feet first…always go baby steps. Then use the sanding tip on just the very tip of the nail for a short swipe so he sees it doesn’t hurt. Do each nail with lots of praise. As you can see I am very intent on this phase. Then on to the back feet. Same procedure. When done, he gets what I call a jackpot! That is a big treat. In this case~ ice cream for a job well done. Kaede is moving on. These are his new parents. He has 2 brothers; a Siberian and a Black Lab. He will have many new wonderful adventures ahead of him there. He will do great! I love you, Kaede. Always have, always will. Here is Kaede having quite the chat with me while drying him off after his bath. What was he saying? Who knows, but he was certainly trying to get his point across! He is a hoot! Here is Kaede (9 weeks) with Haven (his “Aunt”- out of Benson X Kayta), playing in the pool on this hot July Day. Kaede is having some fun playtime with Quista. They play gently, which is unusual. Siberians usually play pretty roughly. If he had littermates to play with it would be a different story. Kaede is starting outside training. Here our friend, Jackie sets him off and he gets called to come to Mom. Steps are no problem. 6 weeks old. No more gruel for this guy! He wants and is ready for the real thing…gotta use those teeth for their true purpose! Kaede is starting his clicker training now, between 2 and 3 weeks. Kaede’s 1 month birthday meal is pureed 32% Annamaet. It is his first solid food. After a few loops, look where he went!