The pups are named: ‘Gold’, ‘Prata’ and ‘Bronze’. While gold and bronze seem like obvious names for pups born during the 2016 Olympics games, prata might not. Some of you might think ‘Silver’ would be the obvious third choose. However, we were hesitant to name a puppy with the same name as quite a few other sled dogs in Alaska – including one very notable dog. Since ‘Prata’ means silver in Portuguese and many SP Kennel dog names already have an international flair… why not?
The pups have just turned 4 weeks old. They are happy and healthy. Gold is by far the largest and most daring. Prata is a cuddle bug and likes to stick next to her Mama. Bronze has an adventurous gene and is hard to keep up with now.
They are spending quality time in the SP Kennel house or in the Dog Room – always accompanied by Mama. They have explored the outdoors in the last few days and even had a tour of the driveway. However, the weather has been very damp these past few weeks so they will remain living indoors until they are older or more sunshine appears.