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Browsing Archive: September, 2015

Designer Litter Jayda & Tango 5 weeks old!

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, September 28, 2015,
The last 5 weeks have gone by so quickly.  I am so in love with these puppies...it's been a while since I've had a trouble free litter...knock on wood.   We have a ways to go but am very happy with everything so far.

The puppies are big and appear to be very healthy.  Weight gains are very good - they are now on 4 square meals a day and Jayda still feeds them when she feels it necessary.  By 6.5 weeks I'll start limiting her time with them so they are mostly dependent on solid food.  By 7 week...
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My Happy Place

Posted by Delores Smith on Thursday, September 24, 2015,
Playing with the puppies is definitely my happy place!  They are so much fun right now - very interactive and so excited to see me.  They are pure sweetness right now...that will change as they get older and more aggressive.

The outdoor play periods have been really good.  Today, they moved around with little fear - explored a big part of the yard - of course they were very curious about the two big dogs behind the gate on the deck.

Eating hasn't been the greatest...don't think I've ever had a ...
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Half Way! Designer Litter Jayda x Tango

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, September 21, 2015,
4 weeks old...half way there.  Apologies for no blog post on Wednesday.  The week got away on me.  The puppies had some major "firsts" this week.  I was away Monday-Wednesday for work and the puppies were in the capable care of my husband Bruce.  When i left, the pups were not very mobile - unsure of their bigger space we gave them.  I got back Wednesday evening and what a change!  I walked in and they were moving around, fighting, obviously very comfortable with their space.  It was as thoug...
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We're on the move Designer Litter Jayda x Tango

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, September 13, 2015,
The designer litter is on the move....still quite wobbly but game to manoever their way around their room.  Up until yesterday their world was a 4 x 8 whelping box - we have now opened it up so they can explore their room - about 10 x 10.
Some are more advernturesome than others...some show their insecurities by growling a lot...all and all they are embracing the extra space.   They can still go to their box - can lie on the blanket that's on the floor....we put shavings on the floor to help k...
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Its a new World!

Posted by Delores Smith on Thursday, September 10, 2015,
Its a new world for the puppies with eyesight and hearing intact.  They get animated when mom is around and when they hear my voice.  Mr. Orange likes to seek me out when I'm close by.  Some are giving a little woof when they hear my voice - its too cute to describe.  Their little tails are starting to wag.

While they still sleep most of the day away in between feedings, their periods of being awake have increased.  They are starting to mouth at each other...gum a littermate's fur.  Teeth will...
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We can see you!!! The Designer Litter DOB Aug 22/15

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, September 7, 2015,
2 weeks old and their eyes are open.  I'm sure they're not seeing everything yet, but it is exciting that the eyes are open.  Their hearing is improving too...they are responding to noise, especially where it concerns their mom.  Jayda is very attentive and very concerned when I hold a pup....today I tried cutting nails while she was in the room with me...don't think I'll do that again...she kept on nosing the puppy or my hand...think she wanted me to put it back with the others.  Puppies are...
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Ahhh....puppy breath Designer Litter Jayda x Tango

Posted by Delores Smith on Thursday, September 3, 2015,
Not much has changed in the last post other than the puppies' eyes are almost open - by Friday they will be looking up at me and wondering who the heck is that.  It's been so hot this week so its been difficult to keep the temperature where they are comfortable, yet not too cool that their lives would be jeapordized.   They are still not panting, so that tells me they still can't regulate their own body temperature.  Jayda is looking very skinny trying to keep up with the puppies' constant de...
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