Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy First Week Puppies!

The puppies are one week old today. This is the bunch of them in their warming box. They get weighed two times a day and are in their box while their pool gets bleached and a clean fleece is put down. Looks like they will soon grow out of their box and graduate to a laundry basket.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Milk Bar

The puppies line up to eat and when the really suck their tails curl and wag. They are doing well. Both their eyes and ears are closed. First their eyes will open. That should happen in the next few days. Little slits are beginning now. I love when they finally look back at you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Travels of White

Each pup is different from the time they are born. Some are noisy, some are content in the corner and other are explorers. White has decided that the he is leaving to explore the great white mountains.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Vet Visit

The puppies had their vet visit today for their exam and dew claw removal. Mom and pups are doing great. Cheeto is 67 pounds, just 6 pounds up from her initial pregnancy weight. Amazing.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 3

The puppies get weighed twice each day to make sure they are growing. Looks like we will have to move to the bigger scale with these pups soon. The rick rack and the paint are to identify each pup since they are all yellow. They are different shades as you can see both Mr. Green and Mr Blue are very light and Miss Orange is very dark. I did not set up this shot with Cheeto they just love to be close to mom.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Miss Red Day 2

These boys and girls, (notice the count of boys and girls has been updated. There is some chaos at times during the birth and someone did not look carefully.) This is Miss Red, sleeping stretching and doing a pretty good army crawl for being so young. Everyone is growing and mom is adjusting to her job. Cheeto always takes this very seriously. She watches over them, cleans them and lets me know when one is in a place she can't reach. I never tire of watching her care for them. For those new to this yes, that is a kiddie pool that they are in. They will be in it until they can climb out and then will be confined in a X-pen. Cheeto can climb in and out easily. Warmth is important now so that is a ceramic heat lamb in the picture.

Friday, October 24, 2008

They have all Arrived

Cheeto has six sweet puppies. Three girls and three boys. One pup did not survive. He was the last to be delivered and was 19 oz. His presentation was the problem as one arm was up and the other down which made his shoulders very wide. He is the biggest pup we have had so far. All the pups are doing well and and eating. Momma Cheeto is tired as we all are. The deliveries started at midnight and ended at 7am. Thanks Teresa and Bonnie I can always depend on you. Anne and Julie it was fun to have you both this year. Bob you are the best.

Oxley Graduates to Phase 3

Oxley made it to phase 3. Hooray! His trainer said they're looking for just the right client for Oxley's "EXUBERANT" personality. We always knew he was special :)


Welcome B Litter

They started arriving just before midnight and so far there are 4. All are over a pound. Mom is doing great.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday "E" Puppies

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY "E" PUPPIES!!! It's so hard to believe that a year ago these adorable (now HUGE!) puppies were just being born! Thanks Cheeto & family for bringing such wonderful puppies into the world!

Emmy celebrated her first year of life this weekend with a special dog birthday cake and everything! It was so much fun! We hope all the other "E" puppies are celebrating in style too! We wish you all the best as we head into the final months of puppy raising. Way to go "E" puppies you're doing great!

Love Always,
Emmy (and Amy & Bill)