A Dozen! We are blessed with boys as we welcomed 9 boys-3 girls for the full night long on October 29-30th. I pretty much went without sleep for over two days as I helped in their safe arrival and started monitoring weight.
In the order of arrival on October 29th: Followed by the weight Nov 2, 4 days later:
10:00 pm BLUE male 8.6 oz 8.7 oz
11:38 GREEN male 9.1 10.5
Now, October 30th:
12:48 am TEAL male 9.3 8.9
2:00 ORANGE male 9.0 9.5
2:20 PINK female 7.1 6.9
2:45 RED male 8.1 8.7
4:28 YELLOW female 8.3 10.1
4:50 PURPLE male 8.3 8.5
5:55 SEAFOAM male 8.6 9.6
6:38 GOLD male 9.3 12.0
7:50 CONGRATS female 6.5 7.2
11:18 CHOC male 8.1 7.6
As you can see from the weights in RED that some of the puppies actually weighed less than their birth weight after 4 days and other had only gained very little–more drastic measures were called for.
I had already been getting up round the clock every two hours to make sure that all were getting a fair share of the available spaces to nurse; we had divided the litter into the “Cool Kids” who were larger, sleek, and always seemed to get what they wanted, and the “Breakfast Club” who were smaller misfits who needed a little extra attention and were ready to fight to succeed. While one group nursed with Mom, the second group would rest in a well appointed box and were given bottle-fed formula, then switch about. I enlisted every person I could to help me keep them fed–and I thank everyone whole heartedly! Weight gains improved markedly. Now we are happy to see them trying out their first baby foods today, as they prepare to turn three weeks old on November 20th.
So, we announce a litter born from “Harry” aka Am & Can Ch Terrydale HK Traymar’s National Affair and from “Verity” aka Seneca Ariana Verity, born (mostly) on October 30th. Their eighth week falls on Christmas time, so consider your holiday plans and think about the arrival of a new family member after the holidays!
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