Each Sunday I will try to post individual pictures of the pups. Here is our first set.
The pups are one week old today and doing great. All the puppies are steadily gaining weight and getting stronger. I had been sleeping next to the whelping box, but last night moved back to my own bed. These pups are now strong enough to move back to mom or the rest of the litter if they get separated, and no longer need to be rescued by me.
The puppies are three days old, so today is the day we start Early Neurological Stimulation. ENS is a set of of mildly stressful activities performed during a critical period of the puppy’s development. It has been found to make puppies more stress tolerant and physically healthier.
If you’re interested in learning more, watch this short video https://youtu.be/G31N_gmUkE0 or read this article to learn more https://breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation.
Because that’s what we’re all here for….. pictures!!
This evening we welcomed 8 beautiful puppies, four boys and four girls! They all look healthy so far and Macy is attending to them very well. A lot of folks on our list are hoping for girls, so we were a little worried when the score was 4 boys, 1 girl, but then the last three were all girls!
Here are their litter names and collar colors:
Bruno (brown), Jet (black), Indigo (blue), Ginger (orange), Greyson (grey), Ruby (red), Violet (purple), Amber (yellow).
More pictures in the coming days!
Macy’s huge and getting uncomfortable. We’re expecting these puppies to make their appearance before this weekend is over. We’ll keep you posted!
Can you see the little skulls and spines? It looks like 8, possibly 9 puppies!
Today’s the big day. Hopefully the x ray will get a nice clear picture and we’ll have a good idea how many puppies to expect.
Message me if you’d like to take a guess!
Hi puppy friends.
We’re less than two weeks away from whelping day and Macy’s looking pretty, what shall I say…. rotund. She’s still active at times, but has been resting more and more these days. And I’m happy to report, I’ve been feeling some squirming!
The puppy count xray is scheduled for Tuesday the 20th. Probably no one wants to know how many more than me, so I am really looking forward to that day.
Macy may not be nesting yet, but I feel like I am. I’ve been busy getting my supplies organized and preparing my paperwork. We’ll be ready when these pups make their appearance!
We’re excited to announce that Macy is expecting a litter on November 25! She wasn’t feeling great for the first couple of weeks, but her appetite is back and she feeling fine now. I’ve started adding puppy kibble to her diet for some extra nutrition. She’s looking really healthy, and she’s still very active. We can’t wait for the bundles of fluff to arrive.