Weekly "Pupdates" are posted below on Fridays by 5PM The 1, 2, 3 & 4 Week Pupdates will include weights and a general litter update. At 4 Weeks, ID collars go on the pups (prior to this we avoid any sort of collar or color coding dye for their safety). The 5 & 6 Week Pupdates will include weights and brief description of each pup as their personality emerges. The 7 Week (Final) Pupdate will include weights, personality descriptions, temperament testing, and vet checkup results.
Abby's pups are starting to play! We have expanded their play pen and will introduce them to their first litter box and baby bed this week to get them started with litter training. They have transitioned nicely to our larger puppy room and are taking all of the new sounds and smells in stride! Abby is nurturing as always... our sweet little runt has been getting an extra feeding 2x a day (with our help) to make sure that she isn't falling too far behind her pushy brothers and sisters, and everyone is doing great! We will be putting ID collars on the 3 larger puppies this week (we have them ordered from Amazon, they should be here in a couple of days) but Ms. Purple is still to teeny for a baby collar.
Abby's litter ones officially have their eyes open and will soon be moved to a larger playpen, and we have transitioned them to the larger dog room outside of my office so that they get more of the sounds and smells of a busy household (TV, dinner cooking, other dogs). Abby is being a fantastic mommy, as always!
Abby is a fantastic mommy! All of her sweet little babies are gaining weight and hitting all of their milestones, even little Ms. Purple :) We may move Abby's litter out from our new "den style" whelping area by the next pupdate so that you can see her pups a little more clearly on camera.
Abby and Charlie shocked us with ALL parti puppies yesterday (8/18), despite having 80% red colored puppies in the past. It must be the year of parti! Abby gave birto 4 total, 3 girls and 1 boy. Photos, weights and this litter's Puppy Cam will be posted tonight. These sweeties are TINY!