|No news as I'm still waiting for
Ellie to come into season.
|Ellie is now in season and will
probably be bred July 16th or 17th.
|Ellie was bred on Friday and
today. In 4 weeks I'll know if she is pregnant. Puppies will be due Sept 18th.
|Ellie is pregnant. The Dr was
able to feel a couple of bumps in there!!
Ellie at 8 weeks and 3 days, just a few more days to go. I was able to find
3 heartbeats on one side and 2 on the other. We will see how many she actually
has once they are born. She does seem to be smaller in size than last time.
Puppies are here. It was a long day and night and an emergency c-section.
The puppy heart beats were showing signs of stress so rather than wait for
delivery, a c-section was done. It was touch and go at times getting the
puppies to breathe, but every one made it. 3 boys and 1 girl.
Puppies are doing good. Quiet night and I was able to get a couple of hours
of sleep here and there. Ellie is doing fine and most of the pups have put on
an ounce since yesterday .... the black boy a little more than that. He is also
the biggest pup right now. I'm sure the others will be catching up soon.
Chow time Everyone is doing great. The black boy is the biggest but only by
1 ounce. The girl and the other boys are now 1lb 1oz. It's amazing how much
their bodies have filled out in just 2 days.
Snoozing Everyone is doing great.
|No picture today, I'm hoping
tomorrow will be sunny so I can take a movie of them moving around and making
noises. The black boy is now 1.5lbs and the others are just 1 ounce behind.
|I think I timed the pictures
perfectly today, right now it looks like it will rain again.
|Finally another sunny day.
Everyone is 2lbs and over and doing great.
Moving around Eating my brother's
ear Group photo
|Some weekend pictures. .
|Time for a bigger pool. .
Ellie and babies
|Over 2 weeks old now and the
Black boy's eyes are partially open. You can see some of this in the movie.
They all can get up on all-fours for a short time. The girl's eyes will
probably be the next ones to open. Crashed
after breakfast Moving
around More moving around
|Black boy is the only one with
his eyes open. The other three just have small slits open. They are starting to
hear noises and when one starts to cry the others chime in. Black boy will
crawl over to me and all of them are up on their legs pretty well.
Hearing mom near them and that
started the search for her. Moving
around More moving around
|Finally!! Everyone has their eyes
wide open. Last night, they were still slits. Ears are working and so are the
vocal cords. If one wakes up early, that wakes up the rest of them.
Singing for breakfast
Finally some food
|3 weeks old today and out of the
pool. The pups are now downstairs in an x-pen. Everyone is moving around pretty
well and I can feel some little bumps (teeth) in their mouths. The biggest pup
is now the Orange boy at 5lb 1oz, the rest are at 4lb 13oz.
Blue & Orange fighting
Crashed on my legs
|Head shots of the pups. Everyone
is doing great. Both orange and black boys are now 6lbs even. The girl is 5lb
8oz and blue is 5lb 13oz. Orange boy (left),
Black boy (right) Pink girl (left),
Blue boy (right)
|The teeth are starting to hurt
and the pups are walking better. The newspaper is still a bit slippery for them
at times. There goes the toes
Crying for mom
|4 weeks old yesterday. Big day
for the pups. They were started on baby cereal and goat milk and had their
first trip outside. Black and Pink are not impressed with the new food. Orange
and Blue love it and belong to the clean plate club.
Clean plate crew Outside Pink and
Black were the more adventurous. I don't think Blue like the feel of the grass
on his feet, but both Orange and Blue eventually got the hang of it.
|A beautiful day outside for the
pups. They are starting to explore the area, but crashed pretty quickly.
|Movie day before the rain comes
in for a couple of days. Moving
around Camera strap tug of
war More with the camera
|5 weeks today and several firsts
for the pups. The boys are all 8lbs, the girl is 7-14. Orange continues to be
the biggest at 8-14, Black at 8-12 and Blue at 8-8. They had their first meal
of softened puppy kibble with the milk and cereal over the top. And first time
they have seen snow. Everyone loved the new food and the snow.
More snow II
| Snow is gone, but still not
exactly summer. Playing in the raspberries
Orange boy with Mom
Pink & Black in the raspberries
| A beautiful day for being
outside. Eating outside
| Fairly warm outside. The pups
are doing a good job of keeping their pen clean while I'm at work. The love to
go outside and explore. They nurse from mom 4-5 times a day now as their main
meal is puppy food. I brought the tunnel outside and they were all going
through it in a matter of minutes Playing on
the dog bed Attacking mom
| Six weeks old and a big weekend
for the pups. Everyone gained 2 lbs over the past week and are now 10lbs. They
had their first long trip in a car. There were several stops,but we finally
completed the 3 hr trip. Everyone slept in a crate at night and only woke me up
once each night. The weather was very cold with some snow. The pups were glad
to be back home where it was relatively warm. As I was taking the movies I
noticed that the pups can now run. Running
| A beautiful day and a busy one
for the pups. They got their shots this afternoon. Everyone did well and were
friendly to the techs and the Dr. No problems with the shots and they all got a
clean bill of health. Black and Orange are 12.6 lbs, Blue is 12.0, Pink is
11.6. Ellie is still feeding them 2-3 times a day. Their sharp teeth are worth
enduring so she can steal some of their chews.
Lunch with mom
Playing with mom
| Another beautiful day. Some head
shots of the boys, Pink girl was not very cooperative, so her pictures is not
very good. Pink
| It's been a busy couple of days
for the pups. They had their eye check yesterday and everyone passed. The car
ride up and back was pretty good - I think the pups have gotten used to being
in a crate and in a moving car. Ellie has finally cut them off from nursing.
They keep trying to get to her but she just moves around and you can see that
from the movies. Playing with mom
Mom teaching the kids some bad
habits PLaying tug
| Last day for the pups to be all
together and they cooperated with sitting together for a picture. Then the
little girl decided to join the group for a group phote. It's almost like they
knew.. The boys, Blue, Orange and Black
The boys and the girl in
front Head shots and stacks
| Time for the pups to go to their
new homes. The pink girl will be staying here with me.
Black boy and his new family.
Blue boy is now Tanner with his new
family. Orange boy is now Tank with
his new family. Pink girl relaxing.
| Pictures of puppies in their new
Tank movie Tanner (Blue boy)
Black boy & his Uncle Doc
Black boy in the leaves
Black boy & Doc with a stick