Wednesday, February 26, 2014

5 Weeks Old

Sleeping Beauty

Snuggle Bugs

If I take my ball in the kennel, the others can't get it!

Napping on the pool noodle

How cute am I?


I think the bowl is empty

Puppies are 5 weeks old today and are getting quite frisky.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

4 Weeks Old

When pups turn 4 weeks old, they learn things like getting dirty (rolling in the food and water bowls is very fun) and launching themselves out of the whelping box.  But what's most fun to watch them to is learn to play.

Friday, February 14, 2014

3 weeks old

We've had a very busy week.  Momma Reba contracted mastitis, which is an infection of the breast tissue.  It went from a slight issue to a big one in a huge hurry.  As a result, she spent a few days on IV fluids and antibiotics and daily visits to the vet.  We're very fortunate to have such an amazing veterinary team to help us out with any issues.  They allowed Reba to stay home with us on fluids and monitored her here in our house.  She was still able to nurse the babies a little bit, but Mark and I helped her along with a bit of bottle feeding.  All I can say is that these are very healthy, STRONG puppies and very hungry so we've been pretty busy looking after momma and making sure babies are well looked after.  They now have teeth and are old enough to be weaned, so we'll be doing that towards the end of the week.  Although it's been tiring, it's been very fun too.  Much thanks to Wendy, who has been here every day helping us to care for momma and babies.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2 weeks old today

Our wee babies turned 2 weeks old this morning.  Their little eyes are starting to open, their noses are sure in full gear and they're starting to get up on their legs and marching around the whelping box.  They're getting to be very, very cute.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Puppies, Week 1

Reba and a little boy

Upside down nurser


Not much bigger than mommy's foot

Little girl

Little boy

These babies spend A LOT of time upside down!

Hanging out on the lazy-boy

Grandma brought us TOYS

Grandma Leia came to visit Reba and the babies.

Our first week has been pretty uneventful.  Everyone is growing quickly and getting chubby.  Reba is a great mom, very attentive and interested in the babies.  As you can see from some of the photos, little eyes are thinking about starting to open and we know for sure that those noses are working well.