Sorry I haven't been around much lately, things have been a bit busy around here! I have a very exciting announcement to share - we welcomed five puppies into the world yesterday afternoon! They were born a couple days earlier than expected, blowing in with the first storm of the year. There are three boys and two girls, and all are at a good weight, active, and nursing well. Journey is doing fine too - whelping went very quickly and smoothly with no major problems. Without further ado, presenting (from left-right): Simon (M), Random (F), Harper (F), Collins (M), and Schuster (M)! The three dark puppies are actually saddles and will probably have about the same amount of tan as Journey as adults; the other two are sables and will lighten up considerably as they grow. A few more pictures - they're not great since it was getting dark and I didn't want to disturb Journey too much. I'll try to take some individual shots when I go home again on Thursday. Journey is being such a good momma - she has never had a litter before and didn't quite know what to make of the first two puppies, but she figured it out pretty quickly. In case anyone missed it in the 2014 puppy thread, here are the dam, Journey, and sire, Galloway. Again, sorry for the very old picture of him - his breeder has promised to send me a more recent stacked shot! I'll make sure to post more pictures and updates whenever I get a chance - I'm going to be pretty busy for the next couple months!