Friday, October 31, 2008
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
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
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
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
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.
Monday, October 13, 2008
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!
Emmy (and Amy & Bill)