Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week One

The little guy is now one week old. Here he is laying on this "litter mates." The orange pup has a bag inside that you warm in the microwave so it feels like a warm body. Cheeto likes it too. He is growing and is now 36 ounces. A respectable weight, but not too fat. He is right in the middle of her previous litters even thorough he was so big at birth. Cheeto has settled down and no longer searches for other pups. They have gotten into a rhythm. It is definitely easier and she has time to just hang around. Wonder what he will think when his eyes open and he sees what his "litter mates" look like. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One Little Black Male

Cheeto is fine but she had a very difficult delivery. We knew we had three pups and were concerned that they would be big so her food was kept low. Well, they were big for Cheeto anyway. The first male was 19.2 oz, and next female was 19.5 oz and the final female was 21.5 0z. All records for Cheeto. Both females were still born and we could not resuscitate them. The vet had to help us with the last one and still the pup never had a heart beat. So we have a beautiful little black pup to raise. Cheeto is confused. She looks for other puppies. It might be because she has so much milk. That will get better. The puppy visits are still on. They will be even more important as we try and socialize this little guy with no sibs. He is real cuddly already as you can see. We are tired, but are happy to have this beautiful little guy. Since he was the first his color should be white. Seems like it would be good to come up with a nickname. Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

There are three pups.

There are three puppies. Of course we would have liked more, but at least there are three. Cheeto is doing well and hopefully this will be easy for her this time. You can see the spines on the x-rays. Due date is still Nov. 20.