||Great News, the vet confirmed that Kali is
|| Kali at 7 weeks, 2 more
weeks to go. She is definitely pregnant!
|| Kali at 8 weeks, 1
more week to go.
||Kali is in labor and I'm expecting puppies late
this afternnon into evening. I can pickup 10 heartbeats with the doppler so
I'll have to wait until they are born to see how many there really are.
|| The babies have
arrived. It was a rough delivery for Kali needing several drugs to keep the
pups coming. Thank goodness a C-section was not necessary. There are 9 in all,
2 females and 7 males. Everyone is doing great.
|| Last nights
picture. I finally have a movie that is light
enough to see the pups moving. This
morningspicture. Everyone is doing great and gaining weight. Dew claws were
removed yesterday. The green boy seems to have a zipper(hair cowlic between the
eyes) like his mom. A couple of other ones have a faint line and we'll see if
that becomes more noticeable when more hair comes in. I had to shave Kali's
sides so the doppler could find the hear rates, the poor girl has some major
|| Morning picture
and a new movie. Everyone is gaining. Yellow
girl is .2 ounces away from a pound, she the only one that hasn't hit the 1 lb
mark. Kali continues to be the attentive mom. You can see that they have grown
and their bodies are more rounded and they are getting little tummies.
||Getting very crowded
|| Purple, Brown and White are the biggest boys, 1lb
10oz. Another day or two and they will be 2 lbs easily. The girls are 1lb 8oz
and 1lb 6 oz so they aren't very far behind the big guys. After dinner
head rest while the others are still eating
|| Time for a bigger pool. It was getting too crowded
when Kali was trying to feed them. New Pool
Yellow girl passed out.
|| One week old today. In this movie the pups can
smell mom and are trying to find her Feeding frenzy
|| The pups eat in shifts as there is hardly enough
room for everyone to fit. Tight fit
|| The pups are starting to get up on their hind legs
a little when moving. I will try to get a movie of it tomorrow. I thought this
was cute Got Milk? The purple
boy is now the biggest at 2lb 9 oz, green is 2lb 8oz, Pink girl and white boy
are 2lb 7oz. Blue is 2lb 6oz, Brown 2lb 5 oz, Black 2lb 4oz, Red 2lb 2oz,
Yellow girl is 2lb 1oz.
|| Movie showing a couple using more of their rear
legs for movement.
|| Blue, purple and white boys are now over 3 lbs.
They are starting to mouth other pups, eyes are still closed.
|| Two weeks old today. The brown boy has a tiny slit
of his eyes open, the rest of the pups don't have any open sections. Red boy
|| The pups are starting to interact with me. They
like to mouth my hands, legs feet,etc... mouthing
|| Not sure why eveyrone was crying, Kali and I left
their area, seems like one pup started it and they all joined in. Brown's eyes
are almost fully open, not sure if he can see me yet. Pink girl's eyes are just
starting, the rest are somewhat open. Red boy
started it All joined in.
|| I've started supplementing the pups as they always
seem to be hungry. They last about an hour between feedings and Kali is with
them all the time. Purple and Blue hit 4lbs today. Feeding time That's a big pile of
pups Another view.
|| The pictures were taken after the feeding this
morning. Everyone wanted more, some were licking my legs. They may look a
little crusty as the oatmeal baby cereal gets everywhere. Everyone's eyes are
pretty much open and seeing things. They can hear now and will look around when
I make a strange noise. White and Brown
playing while the rest where whining for more food.
We want more food
Hanging with me
|| 3 weeks today and the Brown boy has some teeth
coming in. He seems to be the furthest along and was also the first to have the
eyes open.Everyone is over 4lbs now, the Yellow girl is the smallest. I
enlarged their pen The pups in their original
pool while I expanded their new area. Not much room left in that
pool. New area
|| This movie was taken after a feeding. Pink girl
was hoping to find more food. Everyone sticks close to me licking my clothes
and hoping for more food
|| Jennifer was down today to play with the pups and
help with a photo shoot. Here are the head shots head
shots of each pup.
|| The pups are starting to
walk better All
crashed out .
|| Kali is getting tired of being with the pups and
their teeth are really starting to hurt when they chew on me. Blue and Brown
playing Yellow sleeping most of the
others playing between my feet .
|| 4 weeks old and first day exploring outside.
Overall they did well and not much fussing. First
wave coming out the door. Second
Green and Yellow
Pink in the grass She was the only one
to make it off the patio. Coming in
|| Another nice day outside. Coming out the
door. Discovering a
|| Outside again. They are getting more comfortable
and discovering more of the area. Helping mom
drink. Water dish.
|| Kali found a new way to feed the pups by lying on
her back back so everyone could find
food. Later the pups ate some baby cereal, goat milk and canned dog food from
dishes. It didn't take them long to
figure out how to lap up the food. In another week they will get some softened
dry food. Playing The water dish is
Red boy sleeping with mom. Playing
outside is hard work.
|| Outside again, going further away from mom and the door.
Learning how to use the the water bottle.
Green boy in the Garfield bed.
|| 5 weeks today. Playing on a small
cot Playing outside is
|| More movies outside
and playing with toys.
|| The pups were not impressed with frosty grass this
morning and stayed on the patio. At least they weren't grazing on the grass
until after lunch. They won't be happy if it rains all weekend as they are
predicting. Purple playing with kitty
|| I brought out the tunnel for the pups to play in.
Kali likes to run through it too. In the tunnel
|| Jennifer came down and we got some head and stack
shots of the pups. Thanks Jennifer! Heads
|| The pups got their first bones to chew on today.
Everyone had a good time. Chewing
Yellow girl took her bone under the
deck and away from everyone else.
|| 6 weeks old today. The pups are doing well on the
softened dry food and still eat from Kali 4-5 times a day or when they can
catch her. Everyone has gained 2 lbs since last week. I'm not allowing them to
free feed because many of the pups would be gaining way too much weight. The
Yellow girl is one of the few pups that actually tastes or chews her food, the
rest inhale it and then burp loudly. Yellow and Black are under 10 lbs, the
rest are over 10. In the tunnel
Green and Purple
|| A nice warm day outside and the pups were enjoying
it. Tug of war
|| My website was shut down today because I've
exceeded the monthly download quota of 5GB. Guess the movies have been very
popular. I'll do pictures until Nov 1 when the new quota begins. It was a
wonderful day outside, the pups have several visitors and were very tired in
the afternoon. I gave everyone some bully sticks so they had something else to
chew on besides grass Chewing with mom
Green boy hoarding his leaf.
|| Everyone went to the vet for a check-up and shots
today. No one even flinched when they got the shot. All were healthy. The only
problem found was with Brown boy, one testicle has not descended yet. The pups
were pretty worn out after the big outing. They must have recovered while I was
running an errand. When I got back and went down the steps I saw that most of
the pups were running around loose. I herded them outside and then heard some
wimpering behind me on the steps. I looked up and Blue boy was on the second
step from the top and not too sure about how to get down. I don't know how he
got there as Kali and I had just gone down the steps and would have seen him.
The only thing I can figure out is that he was upstairs in another room when I
got home. They couldn't have been loose too long as the basement wasn't too
messy. Party animals eating
Party animals outside
|| 7 weeks old today. I had to get more rawhide for
the pups as they were starting to chew on the landscape rocks. Brown boy is the
biggest pup at 13lb 5oz, Blue and Purple are 12lb 15oz,Red is 12lb 10 oz, White
is 12lb even, Green is 11lb 15oz, Yellow and Pink are 11lb 14oz, Black is the
smallest at 11lb 9oz. Chasing down a chew
The chews must be very good as
everyone is whining while they chew.
|| A beautiful day outside (60s) and some new toys
from Fleet Farm. If I had known they would like the stuffed dog so much I would
have gotten several more. Yellow on the run
with the new toy. The boys can't catch her Tug of war More tugging Any guesses on how long the
stuffed dog will be in one piece. Black boy
|| Another nice day. Kali running from the pups.
White boy Red boy
|| Another nice day. Head
White boy with his new family. More
puppies leave tomorrow.
|| A big day for the pups, another 4 left for their
new homes. Yellow girl and her family. Her new
name is Morgan. Purple boy and
his new family. His new name is Doc. Brown
boy and his new family. Black boy
ready to get on a plane to meet the rest of his new family.
|| Pink girl and Blue boy will be staying here with
me and I'm hoping for some big wins in the show ring.
Green boy is looking for a new home.
Red boy also needs a new home.
|| The big winds yesterday blew away the tunnel. That
must have been quite the site as it was flying out of the puppy pen. I've
driven around the neighborhood and no site of it so far. Good thing I had
another one in the garage. The water dish froze last night and the
Ice was a new toy.
Red boy with ice. Morgan (Yellow girl)
at home enjoying a chew her new dog bed
|| I put food in the cube and the pups had a great
time trying to figure out how to get the food out. Mom was observing and ready
to snarf any stray bits of food that came near her. Don't think she got much as
the pups were all over... Cube
Everyone was trying to chew on the stick at the same time until Kali moved with
it. I caught her just as she was moving
White boy is now called Brownie. Here he is with the
youngest and oldest members of the family.
|| Winter has hit!! The pups haven't been outside
much the past couple of days. Between freezing rain, hurricane-like winds and
snow they haven't been wanting to go outside for more than 2 minutes. Yesterday
was the first day they could play outside and slide around on the ice. No more
digging in the dirt, now they eat ice and snow chunks.
Playing and sliding
Green boy jumping up on my arm.
Doc (Purple boy) hiding in the leaves and
enjoying a chew
|| I took the puppy pen down yesterday and the pups
are now in crates in the living room when they are sleeping. They are having a
good time exploring upstairs and have been doing surprisingly well with
housebreaking. 4 pups is a lot of bodies to watch at a time!!!
On the dog bed
|| 11 weeks today and time for the second set of
shots. Red is now 22lbs, the rest are 20lbs. They do like to chew raw hides.
Chewing Chewing II Morgan (Yellow girl) and her
|| A new toy from Fleet Farm and I only got one shot
that wasn't blurry. The pups were moving too fast for the camera. On the left
is the blur of Red by moving in to steal the toy. Green boy with the new toy. Doc (Purple
boy) in the snow, Doc looking out.
|| The Red boy has a new home in the Chicago area.
|| Pictures of Brownie (White boy) before Christmas.
Brownie and his sister in the snow.
Brownie on the baby pillow.
Resting his head
|| Marshall (Green boy), Terra (Pink Girl) and Bosco
(Blue boy) better known as Triple Trouble
waiting to come inside and the only way to get a picture of them all
|| New pictures of Doc (Purple boy)
Snow 1 Snow 2
|| New pictures of Morgan (Yellow girl)
Head shot 1
Head shot 2
|| 6 months old today and some new pictures of the
pups. Brownie (White boy)
Brownie and his good friend
Doc (Purple boy) Doc
sitting Triple trouble
Marshall (background), Bosco and Terra Bosco(Blue boy), Terra(Pink girl) and Marshall(Green
|| Marshall(Green boy) has a new home and two girls
to play with!! Marshall's new family
|| Pictures of Brew (Brown boy)
Brew and his buddy Nitro Do I have to? Catching his
breath Ready to play
|| Pictures of Doc (Purple boy)
Doc in the pool Doc and friend at the dog beach
Doc in the pool
|| The pups are now 1 year old.
Kali, Bosco & Terra
Brownie (White boy) Brownie & Aspen
Brownie & Apsen ready to go
Brownie and Linus
Brownie and Linus
Doc (Purple boy) Doc with his party hat
There goes the hat Doc
with a toy
Pictures of Morgan (Yellow girl)
Morgan in Jail Check
me out pose Unsure about
|| Marshall (Green boy) and his family
|| Brownie(White boy) and new addition to the family
Brownie I Brownie
|| Doc (Purple boy) Doc
|| Doc (Purple boy) Doc