10/11/2022 0 Comments
Me, not the puppies! But aren't Waino's and Albert's yawns cute?
I set the alarm for 4:30AM so I could be first in line with Jo Jo to run Fast CATS at Purina this AM! It was one of those first come/first served events, and I could not be away from the babies at home for very long. We were successful! Jo Jo got to run first and finished his DCAT title! But I was wiped out the rest of the day!
Since I last posted, a few things have happened!
Everyone is at least trying to open their eyes! (See mug shots below.) EVERYONE is getting up on their legs and motoring around the whelping box. Goldy is the first to pass 3 lbs, but Yadi is right on her heels. Spots are coming out more and more daily. They got their first de-worming dose today. We will repeat at 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks to ensure they don't have any nasty internal parasites. The babies got their third car ride yesterday as they came along with us for Rhani to get her sutures from the C-Section removed.
Rhani is so happy to be able to patrol her yard without a leash! The puppies are becoming more and more "assertive" eaters so I think she is happy to escape them for a few moments' peace!
I asked the Vet Tech who took out Rhani's sutures to have a look at Albert's tail. The scabs were still significant. She took him back to see the doctor who decided to remove the scabs and put him on Clavomox as a precaution. I was worried about removing the scabs, but the tail looks a lot better and I think it will heal without scarring. Donna and Rich visited today, and Donna thinks it will be fine also. All the puppies got equal time from both Donna and Rich. But meeting people now helps them get used to being handled differently and to different smells. It's early for this to count. I will start tracking how many people they meet, along with all sorts of other experiences, once they are 3 weeks old.
We took 2 week mug shots this afternoon. Enjoy!
And here is a bonus smile from Albert!
Until next time.....
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I like to keep a diary of the puppies as much for myself as for prospective puppy buyers and interested friends. Sadly my blogs for Lucy's and Baili's litters are no longer available due to legacy systems, but I recently reviewed the Imagine Litter blog. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Cardinal memories too!