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Dream Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Tuesday, December 31, 2013,
Puppies are now on 4 square meals a day with Jazz still nursing them througout the day.  They love their food!  Every meal is greeted with great enthusiasm and they don't stop until the last morsel is eaten.  We have expanded their area now to include the entire room they are in - they can still go in and out of their whelping box, but they are loving the extra space.  Blue/Green boy likes to try out his legs - running around cutting corners...he's a bit of a clown. They are playing more now....
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Dream Litter - growing up!

Posted by Delores Smith on Thursday, December 26, 2013,
The Dream litter is growing up so quickly.  Today was the first day I fed them solids.  They were very ready for the extra food.  Jazz was producing milk but it seemed like it wasn't enough anymore - the gains had slowed down somewhat and they were a bit whiney.  I have some litters where I have to coax some to eat - smear food on their lips so they know that it's food.  Not with this litter - noses in the dishes - some of them climbed right onto the dishes to get the best angle on the food. ...
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Dream litter 3 weeks old

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, December 22, 2013,
Three weeks old and big and healthy.  The heaviest puppy is 1.56 kgs (3.43 lbs) with Mr. Red the lightest at 1.06 (2.36 lbs)  Mr Red has been a bit smaller from day one - have no doubt he will catch up.  The puppies are very alert - they raise their little heads when they hear me - some bark because they're startled.  I like to get down on their level and talk to them...they all are curious about me and very accepting...they like to sniff me and lick my hands or suck on my fingers.  Their tee...
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Dream Litter 2 weeks old

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, December 15, 2013,
Here we are - 2 weeks old.  Eyes are open...starting to move around the litter box more....coats are getting longer.
All puppies have more than doubled their weight,which is right on schedule.  Heaviest is 1.11 kg (2.44 lbs) and lightest is 796 grams (1lb 12 oz)The pictures seem to show the puppies with more color  than what they have...think it must be the lighting in the room.  Looking forward to the development this week - they will become more curious and explore their surroundings.  I sit...
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Dream Litter Nov 30 2013

Posted by Delores Smith on Wednesday, December 11, 2013,
Puppies are 12 days old and growing so big.  Some will have doubled their weight by this weekend.  Eyes are starting to open and they are beginning to move around more in their whelping box.  Jazz continues to be an excellent mother..tending to all their cries and squeaks.  Their ears will also open and will start reacting to the noises they hear.
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Mr. Blue - Dream Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, December 6, 2013,

This post is in memory of Mr. Blue.  He was first born on November 30th at 400 grams - a very healthy weight.  To our eyes he appeared healthy.  Day 2 he was a bit of weight loss...it wasn't abnormal as Jazz wasn't producing milk at full capacity.  When he lost a bit more on Day 3 I was concerned....I was supplementing him but he wasn't gaining...he went from strong and vigorous to limp and weak.  I supplemented him again on Day 4 - he was eager to receive the milk...but continued to lose wei...
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Introducing The Dream Litter - Nov 30, 2013

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, December 1, 2013,
Well, after much anticipation, the Dream Litter has arrived.  Not exactly how I envisioned it happening, but happy to say everyone is doing well. First puppy arrived at 5:35 pm - right during supper time. Jazz had a hard time delivering it and needed our help.  6:53 - 2nd puppy born - a big boy - again she needed help.  I was a bit concerned at this point because it was taking huge energy to deliver these pups.  The 3rd one came along at 9:30 pm...again needed help so after a consultation w...
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