Tuesday, January 15, 2019

We moved to the Puppy Room!

Some of the pups were beginning to attempt getting out of the pool, so I made the 'executive decision' to put them in the pup room today rather than tomorrow.

I always like to move them at 2 weeks, 3 days - but today worked out just fine.  They acclimated very quickly and seem to like the daylight and roominess.  Yes, I did put in a small potty box but that is just wishful thinking.  :+)

Daisy was very pleased about the move.

It won't be long before I will have to expand the pen!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Brrrr.....Baby, it's cold outside! WEEK 2 - DAISY X THADDEUS

We are in for a cold snap this week and our picture segment reflects this.  :+)

The pups are developing beautifully and are content.  Daisy is a dedicated mommy and keeps them clean and fed.  What breeder's look for is a steady weight gain, contentment and movement.  I love to watch the pups scramble to the 'milk bar' when Daisy goes in for a feeding.  The pups no longer pig pile on each other but rather spread out in the pool.  Now that they can regulate their temperature, you will see some in the middle, who prefer the gentle warmth of the heat pad; while others are on the edges of the pool sides.

The big news today is that all have opened their eyes and have had their first nail trim!  They don't see clearly at all but that will change dramatically this week.  Also, I will be putting them in the puppy room soon.  I need a few more days to make that move.  Once there, they will bask in the sunshine and get some natural Vitamin D.  :+)

Red Boy is a twin of his bro, Blue Boy.  Red weighs 2 lbs.

Black Girl is all snug and weighs 1 lb. 10 oz.

Blue Boy enjoying his winter gear and weighs 2 lbs.

Pink Girl looks adorable in her BIG hat!  1 lb. 8 oz.

Yellow Girl could fit in this hat! 1 lb.
Fudge Girl is just a tad bigger than sis, Yellow and is at 1 lb. 3 oz.
Orange Boy is a Rumpelstiltskin getting his zzzzz's.  1 lb. 9 oz.
It must be 'windy' cuz Purple Girl is losing her hat!  1 lb. 4 oz.
Green Boy sports his stocking with panache!  1 lb. 7 oz.
Rose Girl and this stuffie are best friends. 1 lb. 13 oz.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

DAISY X THADDEUS - WEEK ONE 'The big day has come!'

I know all of you have been anxiously waiting for the first individual pics of this lovely litter!  It takes at least three hours to get this done and I don't always get to do it in the morning - so patience is a virtue!!

Not much to say about them except they eat, sleep and potty constantly!  Daisy is doing an exceptional job and all are gaining and have little round bellies.

Please note that in order to get decent shots of these little guys, I have to really zoom in my camera lens, so they look huge but are actually 'normal' in size for their age.  As most of you know, you can click on the pic to see them bigger on your computer.

Blue Boy - weighed 10 5/8 ounces at birth and is now 1 lb. 5 ounces.
Will be one of the bigger pups.

Green Boy weighed 7  3/4 ounces and is now 12  1/2 ounces.

Pink Girl was 8  1/8 ounces at birth and is now 14  3/8 ounces.

Black Girl was 7  3/4 ounces and is 15 ounces today.

Orange Boy was 7  1/4 ounces when born and is now 14  1/4 ounces.

Purple Girl weighed 6  5/8 ounces at birth and weighs 11  5/8 ounces now.

Red Boy was 11 ounces when he arrived and is now 1 lb. 4 ounces.

Rose Girl weighed 8  5/8 ounces at birth and is now 1 lb. 1 ounce.
(chocolate color was posted in error earlier!)

Fudge Girl was 7  1/8 ounces at birth and weighs 11  1/4 ounces today.

Lil Yellow Girl weighed only 6  1/8 ounces at birth and is now 10  3/8 ounces.  :+)

Please note that I will do my best to post pics every Sunday for you all to enjoy.  I will always inform you if there will be a change when necessary. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Daisy x Thaddeus - First day of Early Neurological Stimulation

Today marks the litter's third full day of life and that means time to start ES & N.  This is a very gentle series of positions that each pup will go through that improves heart rate and adrenal glands. An addtional benefit is pups have more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.  I will do these exercises for sixteen days.  As the pups grow during this phase, some will show more resistance to the testing by squirming and vocalizing their protest to being held belly up or head down towards the floor.  It is all normal.

I am also happy to report that all pups have surpassed their birth weight and some are almost a pound already!  Both black males are chunky as heck.  Their black sister is catching up but will not be the size of her brothers. 

Here is an 'arial' view of the litter this morning!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Daisy's group all content.

Late last night, I took this pic when Daisy went for her outdoor break.  Such a cute pile of contented pups.  :+)

Sort of looks like a pile of assorted chocolates -  Yummy!
Notice how shiny those dark coated pups are?

Monday, December 31, 2018

Daisy x Thaddeus Litter's first vet appointment.

Momma Daisy and pups went to visit Broadview Animal Hospital this afternoon at 3 pm.  I always have my pups examined by a vet, along with their momma, to be sure no problems are presenting such as hernias, cleft palates or the like.  Daisy is in good shape but had a slight fever - a common thing after a delivery but I am keeping an eye on her and will re-take her temp after she potties.  I did give her some Colloidal Silver, which is a very gentle holistic antibiotic.  Otherwise, she is eating well, drinking as she should and taking great care of her babies.  :+)

Each pup buyer has been sent an individual email with regard to sending in a deposit if you are positive you want a pup from this mating.  Obviously, if you are not sure, don't send in a deposit!! :+)

Here is wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Daisy x Thaddeus Litter!

I am so relieved that Daisy has done another phenomenal whelp - in the daytime, no less!  We both slept through the night which was such a gift.  :+)

As is common in very large litters, not all pups make it.  Sadly, her firstborn was DOA.  Animals are so intuitive.  I was right there when that little one was born and Daisy picked her up but did not tear the sack or lick the pup.  I broke the membrane and began to rub the poor little thing but she was gone.  Dogs know innately to 'leave it alone' but humans go through all kinds of techniques to keep life.  This little angel was not to be.  Daisy looked at me sadly as I took her away.

However, there was much life left in that big belly of hers!  Ten little doodles were happy to join their mom in this venture and all ten are looking great.  Tomorrow, I hope to get them all to the vet to have their dew claws removed and to be checked out.   I will be contacting everyone on my list to see if they still want to move forward with this litter. 

Here is the line up:
  • Female - Chocolate, 8  1/8 ounces born at 8:37 am
  • Male - Black, 11 ounces born at 8:48 am
  • Female - Apricot, 6  5/8 ounces born at 9:15 am
  • Male - Apricot, 7  1/4 ounces born at 9:23 am
  • Female - Chocolate, 6  1/8 ounces born at 9:59 am
  • Female - Apricot, 8  5/8 ounces born at 10:16 am
  • Male - Apricot, 7  3/4 ounces born at 10:22 am
  • Female - Chocolate, 7  1/8 ounces born at 11:21 am
  • Male - Black, 10  5/8 ounces born at 11:55 am
  • Female - Black, 7  3/4 ounces born at 12:38 pm
You will not see all the pups but there is a pile of them!

They all have exquisite coats.