What a busy day for the babies! Starting with lunch when they got their first taste of something besides, Rhani's milk! I'll keep them on the same recipe once a day for the next three days before graduating to more puppy chow and thicker gruel. The current recipe is 1/4 cup dried goats milk, 3/4 cup water, 1/3 cup puppy kibble soaked and then all blended together. Funny story...our blender was a wedding gift 41 years ago! It only works on the "instant blend" button, but it still gets the job done! The video is probably longer than necessary, but we can't have puppies without documentation of their first encounter with gruel! They ate it all (except what they wore!) Baths all around were necessary after lunch!
And then there were visitors! First, Linda, who lives around the corner from us, but I'd have never met her if not for walking our Dalmatians. Linda has Yorkies, is a wonderful person, and thought the puppies were adorable! Then later in the afternoon, our neighbors, Cindy, Steven and Cat (home from Chicago for the weekend) dropped by. They have the babies' Aunt Lexie so are experienced Dalmatian puppy socializers! Rhani was happy to see all the visitors today. So were the puppies!
Well, I was wrong with my prediction yesterday that Sadie would reach 4 pounds before Rita got to 3. Everybody is now 3 pounds +! Everyone is also getting more mobile. In fact, this morning Jo Jo climbed right out of the storage bin I had them in while I was changing their bedding in the box. I turned my back on him for less than 5 seconds, and he was out and scrambling around the office! As you can see from the photos, the puppies were in the outside pin again this afternoon for visitors. Rita was, again, the most adventurous in terms of exploring the area. Imagine that!
Until next time....
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 saved them off as pdf's and was reviewing them last night. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Imagine memories too!