September 20th - Journey's babies get their vet check on Monday. They are weaned now and eating dry food and drinking water. It is almost time for them to go home and be with their new families.
March 5th -Puppies will be weaned by Wednesday. They are eathing some dry food and drinking some water. I sprinkle a bit of Purina Forta Flora on their food in the morning. This helps the sensitive puppy tummies feel good.
The 6 week vet check will be this week. We use Hillsdale Animal Hospital for our veterinary care. A health record will go home with each puppy to share with your vet.
It is almost time for these little ones to go and be with their new families. Dont forget to get all of your supplies and food. Here is a list that you may find helpful.
Please be aware that your puppy should not go anywhere non-vaccinated pets could be until they are fully vaccinated. Discuss this with your vet during your puppy's first vet visit. Such places to avoid include pet stores, dog parks, puppy classes, rest stops, etc.
Some puppies were scared for their first time outside.
Great shot of KitKat and some tasting nature.
Cicada never disapoints with her priceless poses.
I see some digging in Canvas's future...
September 6th -Champagne's puppies are eating dry food and drinking water. They are doing great with their litter box too.
Here is a video of them playing.
Here are a few videos, Video1Video2, of the boys playing. So cute!
Journey's puppies have grown alot this week. They are playing more and eating a ton. Shimmer has figured out how to climb out of the whelping box so the door is closed and we let mom nurses every few hours.
Just look at these lovely ladies ready for the Kentucky Derby!
Page is thrilled with her hat. The pink just makes her eyes sparlkle.
Shimmer, you look lovely!
August 30th - Champagne's puppies decided to pass on the wet food and go right to the dry food. They have it in their whelping box to nibble on thru the day. They have started drinking water too. Champagne still feeds every few hours.
These puppies are very happy and playful. Here is a video of Tumbleweed chilling for picture time. Such a sweet boy.
We had a scare with Journey's SweetPea. She wasn't feeling quite herself Saturday morning. Just to be safe we took her to Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston Salem.
She is feeling much better now. We are very fortunate to have skilled doctors so close by to help us if we need them.
These puppies have started on wet food and have been devouring it. They have starting playing with each other some too. We will see big changes in these kids this week.
Here is a video of Journey's puppies nursing. Poor mama! Look how strong they are. SweetPea is right in the middle of them, fighting like a champ to get her fair share.
February 26th - The puppies are really growing now. Gaining over a pound a week. There is a litter box in their whelping box now and they have already started using it. This will help get them started on house training and make all of our lives a little less messy.
Here is a video of the puppies patiently weighting for breakfast.
Here is a video of Luigi napping. The best part of this video is towards the end. :-)
Several of the puppies have partly white feet. Will they outgrow it? I have no idea. This is a first for me. Thistle's is the most pronounced.
Check out Mario's dreamy eyelashes!
Nightingale, your head is so big!
This girl cracks me up. KitKat you are full of attitude! "Come on, look at the camera... Nope...
Ok, times up. Lets go... Nope...
February 19th - The puppies have have started playing with each other. They also have toys in their whelping box now.
We started food on Wednesday. Water soaked and warmed dry food. We will gradually do this 3 times a day. We feed Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed puppy food.
Here is a video of the puppies having puppy food for the first time.
DragonFly is so over this mommy thing... Time to get up and feed your babies...
Zipper is on the move.
Nightingale says "Cheeeeezzzee".
May 1st - Eyes and ears are open now. They are walking around and are very vocal.
They were dewormed at 2 weeks and will be dewormed 2 more times before they go home.
April 25th - Journey is doing a great job. This is her second litter and she remembers what to do. Wont be long before eyes are open. Right now its a race to get to the milk before anyone else.
Puppies have been marked and assigned a litter name. This helps us keep track of weights and make sure everyone is thriving.
April 16th- Journey had 3 girls and 7 boys. Everyone is doing just fine. She is a proud momma! Individual pictures will start when puppies are about 1 week old.
Tiny little babies...