Browsing Archive: November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving/Our First Vet Visit

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Saturday, November 30, 2013,
The puppies loved their first Thanksgiving.  Their run is on one side of our kitchen so they were able to smell all of the wonderful foods, or should I say ingredients.  Did you know dogs have 125 - 300 million scent glands vs. humans having 5 million, so our dogs smell each ingredient in food, rather than the combined smell.  The puppies were so excited to have other people around to love and kiss them, and the feast that they had when I cleaned up the turkey, they absolutely loved.  Lately,...
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6 1/2 week old

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Sunday, November 24, 2013,
My time left with these puppies is so short.  Just two weeks left for quite a few of them and I just have not had enough loves and kisses.  They have been in our living room, but grew out of the space, so today, we put them in a longer run in a different area of the house.  It is near our kitchen, which will force me to keep the pen immaculate.  They loved exploring the pen and now can run 16', so play is much more entertaining for both them and me.  

Today, I just sat and played with them mos...
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Happy Birthday To Us

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Thursday, November 21, 2013,
The pups are six weeks old today.  My how time flies.  They have been in our living room for 11 days now and I always wonder if our house will ever recover when we have a litter, but it always does.

They are playing constantly now and the space is becoming too small for them.  We generally have them in a 20' run next to our kitchen, but they are in a 6' x 8' area of our living room while we are finishing up the last minute remodeling of our kitchen.  I would like to move them back this weekend...
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Another Day in Paradise

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Saturday, November 16, 2013,
The pups are now five weeks and three days old.  Wow, time flies.  They all have their canines.  Most of them have or are now cutting their pre-molars and just a couple have the tips of their front incisors peeking out of the gums.  They are chewing like crazy, mostly on each other ignoring the wonderful play toys in their pen.  They all interact and play with vigor now and life is spent rolling around and chewing on their brothers and sisters,

Their personalities are really beginning to devel...
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First Bath

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Sunday, November 10, 2013,
The girls got their first bath today, and we are still working on our little boys.  They all did so well and were very calm.  Warm water feels so good over a wet milky body that I could not imagine not wanting to wash away a sticky feeding.  Every pups was so calm and just relaxed while they water dribbled over them.  They shook a bit after the bath, but were dried off quickly and all nuzzled together for a great nap.
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New Teeth, New House, so much is going on

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Saturday, November 9, 2013,
Their canines are in, woohoo.  Although mom is still very patient with nursing, all of the pups have their canine in now.  Teething is a must and the new soft toys in their lair is essential for them to not gnaw on each other.  Although soft warm skin is much more fun to gnaw on than a soft toy.

Every feeding is a milk immersion now.  Whether they step in it or not, their mouths and feet are all over each other after eating, so milk baths are now a part of daily life here.  This transition wil...
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Ahhh, Milk Baths

Posted by Brenda Hedden on Sunday, November 3, 2013,
The pups were introduced to lapping this week.  They still prefer to suckle on mom or have a bottle of fresh goat milk, but they all find this new warm bath quite interesting.  Some blow bubbles, some stand and whine, while others dive right in and walk through it while they drink.  At the end of a long feeding, the pups are wet and sticky and loving life. I, on the other hand, thinks its quite gross to snuggle up to a wet sticky pup, so out comes the warm damp wash rag to remove as much exce...
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