||Ellie has been bred to Dauber. I
will have her checked around April 1 to see if she is pregnant.
||Ellie was palpated on 3/31 and only 1 puppy could be found. So,
today Ellie had
an ultrasound and 3 puppies were found. This will be another small litter.
||The puppies have arrived. Ellie must have been hiding one, as
there were 4 pups,
2 girls and 2 boys. Puppies I
||The puppies are doing great. Their dew claws were removed
yesterday. Everyone is
eating well. Ellie is a great mom and is always in the pen with her babies.
||Movies of the pups starting to wake up and eat. They can be very
noisey at times.
Waking up I
Waking up II
||More pictures and movies. I've noticed that the pups have been
when they don't think they have had enough milk. They whine and cry while trying
nipple out only to crash. They are gaining 2-3 ounces per day so they are
more than enough. I put them in a little towel nest this morning while I changed
In the nest It wasn't long before
they decided that the nest wasn't much fun.
Moving in nest I put them back in the
but had a
Traffic jam when the Yellow girl decided
to block some nipples.
|| Everyone is doing great and packing on the weight. I've had to
let each pup's collar out. By next week they will be big enough for real
|| Snoozing with mom.
|| One week old today. Everyone is over 2lbs now.
Chowing Down, the movie
|| Big day for the pups, a new bigger pool and real collars.
The ric-rac couldn't be let out any further.
Snoozing, feet up
|| Pink girl has a tiny slit open on her right eye.
The rest of the pups do not have any tiny openings.
|| Pink girl has both eyes slightly open, the rest are just
starting with a tiny slit. Each one is up on their legs and moving around. They
can hear louder sounds and wake each other up.
Fussing for food and all they wanted
|| Everyone has their some portion of their eyes open. Pink is
still the one
with the best vision and will come to over to my hands when I have them in the
pool. They now mouth each other and try to play with mom, too.
moving around and
|| Eyes are all open and the pups are on the move and pretty
full of themselves....
|| New diggs for the pups, they are now out of the pool and
downstairs in a much bigger pen. They love to mouth my fingers and I think
I can feel some bumps along the gums.
|| Three weeks old today and started to sprout some teeth.
I can feel some sharpness
under their gums. They love to chew on my fingers and each other.
Crying for mom
|| All the pups have teeth and they are now out
far enough that it hurts a bit when they chew on your fingers.
Everyone is at least 5lbs. The Pink girl is still the largest.
Attack of the Croc eaters
|| First trip outside for the pups. After a few minutes
they were all toddling around and exploring everything.
Blue being difficult
|| Big day for the pups - 4 weeks old, another time outside, and their first
taste of baby cereal and goat milk. Everyone got the hang of it very quickly.
Yellow girl playing with mom
The pups are not that impressed with being outside. They like the cool basement and start to
pant and fuss to go inside. Once they get a bit bigger they will have more fun outside.
Exploring the grass
More lunch after their cereal
The pups had a good time outside this morning. It was cloudy, so no sun and fairly cool.
They have started to play with toys and carry around stuffed animals. They have also taken
a trip out to the raspberry plants to chew on the leaves. I think the plants will be stripped
in no time.
Exploring the raspberries
Another good day outside with the pups. I brought out the tunnel and everyone went through
it. They prefer to go outside to potty and know the sound of the food dishes being filled.
There is a lot of noise once they know that food is on the way.
Yellow in the tunnel
Pink and Blue playing tug
5 weeks old today and lots of fun outside. The Pink girl is still the biggest at 8lb 8oz,
Blue and Yellow are 8lb 4oz and Green is 8lbs even. I started them on softened puppy food and
there have been no complaints. Everyone took to eating the food without a problem.
Pink refused to look at the camera.
Snoozing under the dog bed.
Six weeks old today. Pink is still the biggest at 10lb 14oz, Blue is next at 10lb 10oz,
Yellow is 10lb 8oz and Green is 10lb 1oz. Ellie is feeding them less, even though
they would prefer her to their dog food.
Windy day, the tunnel had to be put away.
Everyone is doing great and they love to go outside and play....if it's not too hot.
Playing in the water.
Cool hide out
Early morning outside with the pups. The pups are starting to sleep less and play for longer
Playing in the box
In the box II
A hot and sticky afternoon. The pups want no part of being outside right now.
The pups know the feeding routine and run to get to their dishes.
Running for food
7-weeks old today and vet check and first set of shots. Everyone passed the vet check,
and didn't even notice the shot. The pups were less than thrilled with the car ride
down and back from the vet - lots of crying in the car. Pink is still the biggest pup, 12lb 8oz,
Yellow was 12lb 6oz, Blue was 12lb 4oz and Green was 12lb even.
A front has gone through and it's nice and cool tonight. The pups are enjoying being outside
tonight with comfortable temps and no sun!
The pictures are from Thurday and early this morning. The poor pups melt when the sun is out and
it has been hot and humid.
Camera strap attack
Under the cot
Rumble in the tunnel
Hot, rainy, stormy and humid. Got the pool out to help keep them cool. All but Yellow were in
there digging around. The last weekend the pups will be all together. They can play pretty rough
now, so it's time for them to go to their new homes.
Checking out the pool
More digging in the water
Pink get the rock from under the water
Chewing their bones
Chewing their bones
A much cooler morning for playing. The pups got their first long car-ride, and
they were crying and carrying on all the way up to the Cities. They finally
slept on the way back. Everyone passed their eye exam, yeah!
8 weeks old today and the first puppy left for his new home. Blue boy
is now called Moose and will be living in Kansas.
Moose his new owners.
Moose at home with a stick.
Mr Green left for his new home today and is now called Yukon.
Yukon and his "big brother" Jake
The Yellow girl will be staying with me and is now called
The Pink girl is available for adoption.
The Pink girl has a new family and has a new name -