Hello, friends! Hard to believe we’re already at Week Two, right?
The puppies just graduated the Neo-Natal Period (1-14 days) and have now entered the Transitional Stage (14-21 days); we’re still “Bio Sensing” them for a few more days. On Friday night, Day 13, YELLOW GIRL began to open her right eye. It was pretty much open by Saturday afternoon:
Pups outgrew their first two sets of collars; we are now on set # 3. They’ve also received a couple of nail clipping (they grow FAST!).
On Saturday morning, Friday left her babies and joined me under the covers in my bed for a little Saturday morning cuddle. She hadn’t been able to do that since before the pups arrived, and very much enjoyed this time.
Overall, everyone’s doing really well. Sleeping like they should, eating like they should, and pooping like they should (even though you can’t see any evidence because Friday cleans it all). I think Friday’s getting a little worn out (those nails are sharp, even when they are cut!), because I keep seeing her take her naps away from the whelping box.
Here is a Week Two summary for each pup:
BLUE BOY: Still my favorite boy. Still the smallest. And the sweetest, especially when he’s sleeping on his mamma’s leg.
GREEN BOY: Still the biggest, and still a squawker. He HATES being flipped on his back and upsidedown (part of the daily bio sensing exercise). He was the second to open his eyes. Also: If we lost everyone’s collar, I can still spot him, not only because he’s ginormous, but because he’s the ONLY pup that never sleeps with his mouth shut!
PINK GIRL: When she sleeps, no one can wake her.
ORANGE BOY: He’s turning out to be pretty mellow. Definitely not one of the louder ones.
PURPLE GIRL: Still quite the snuggler.
BLACK BOY: Another big napper.
YELLOW GIRL: Slightly splattered over her sibling.
A few more Week Two photos:
They’re the cutest when they’re sleeping.
And they sometimes sleep in odd positions.
Mamma Friday with all her kids.
Note: There’s a limit to how many photos I can upload to the blog, so the rest of the Week Two photos are upload here.