Ayfa's 2013 Litter

Champion Red Branch Ayfa Warrior and Champion Donedaire's Donegal Dandy have blessed us with another litter of Red Branch Irish Terriers. The litter of two girls and two boys were born in the early hours of the morning on Friday, May 31, 2013. Check back often to enjoy the pictures of the puppies as they grow up.

Curious Dara
Daragan asks, "Mommie, why are you licking those rats?", May 31, 2013

Top to Bottom, #3 (Female), #2 (Male), #1 (Male) and #4 (Female), June 2, 2013

Ayfa and Puppy
Ayfa and Puppy #3, June 2, 2013

Hungry Puppies
Hungry Puppies, June 5, 2013

Hot Day
It's hot today! Puppy #4 tries to cool down, June 7, 2013.

Nap Time
Mid-afternoon nap, June 9, 2013. Top to bottom: #4, #2, #1, #3
We are very pleased that the puppies are growing rapidly. All weigh more than one pound now.

Good Ayfa, June 9, 2013

Puppy Pillow
Puppy Pillow, June 9, 2013

Poor Little Daragan
Poor Little Daragan. There is nobody to play with, and her mommie growls at her. June 10, 2013

Eyes Open
Puppy #1 opens his eyes, June 10, 2013

Conspiracy, June 12, 2013

It seems puppies can sleep anywhere... June 13, 2013

After Dinner Nap
After dinner nap, June 18, 2013

Curious about the world outside, June 23, 2013

Family Portrait
Family Portrait, June 24, 2013
White (Puppy #1, male), Green (Puppy #2, male), Red (Puppy #3, female), Orange (Puppy #4, female)

Ayfa teaching #3
Ayfa showing Puppy #3 how it is done, June 24, 2013

Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister, June 26, 2013

Puppy #3 Greets Auntie Tane
Puppy #3 gives some love to Auntie Tane, June 27, 2013
Tane is a dear friend and veterinarian to all of our Irish terriers. We first met Tane in the emergency room when young Mocha got herself into some serious trouble. Tane has been looking after our Irish terriers ever since. She is Godmother to all of our puppies. Tane is of course a Terrier Person herself. She currently has an Irish and a Russell terrier in her home. Both are rescue dogs.

Ready to Go Somewhere
Ready to go somewhere, July 2, 2013

Brothers at Play
Brothers at play, July 2, 2013

Mocha Watches
Grandmother Mocha escorts Puppy #1 while he explores the back yard, July 3, 2013

Piraña Tank
Daragan enters the piraña tank, July 8, 2013

Piraña Tank
Daragan enters the piraña tank, The Sequel. July 12, 2013
In which Daragan discovers that little puppies have very sharp teeth!

How the Big Dogs drink
This is how the Big Dogs drink, July 15, 2013.

Seven pounds
Seven pounds at seven weeks old, July 19, 2013.

Brothers at play
Brothers at play, July 21, 2013.

Puppy action
Puppy action, July 21, 2013.

Mocha is no obstacle
Summer and Autumn racing around the back yard.
Mocha is no obstacle, July 23, 2013.

Spring and Daragan
Spring and his big sister Daragan, August 2, 2013.

Spring, Nine weeks old, August 3, 2013.

The puppy party is over, and all our beloved little friends have gone to their new homes.

We named Ayfa's four puppies after the four seasons. Puppy #1, the first born, got a white ribbon and was named Red Branch Winter Warrior of Bantry Bay, after his mother Ayfa Warrior and his grandfather Bantry Bay Absolutely Seamus. His call name is Ozzie, and he lives in Elk Grove, California with his grandfather, from whom he will learn the ins and outs of conformation and the ups and downs of agility competition.

Puppy #2 got a green ribbon. He is named Red Branch Spring Promise, and he now lives with a loving family in Fresno, California. His call name is Murphy.

Puppy #3 got a red ribbon and her name is Red Branch Summer Dream. She lives in Oakland, California, and will compete in the conformation and obedience rings. Her call name is Titania, a nice reference to the Shakespearian origin of her name.

Puppy #4, with the orange ribbon, is named Red Branch Autumn Spice. She lives in Oakland, California, and will also compete in conformaton and obedience. Her call name is Ginger, one of the spices of Autumn.

We wish all of our puppies the best of luck in their new endeavors. Check back to watch them grow up on their individual web pages.

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