Friday, November 23, 2012

Two week pupdate!

The Freddy x Phoebe puppies (more info on the sire and dam here: litters) are two weeks old today and everyone is doing just great. Eyes were all open by eight days and they are gaining lots of weight every day.

When I change the bedding in the whelping box I put the puppies in this pink tote while I work. I don't think they'll be fitting in there much longer (and yes red collar got a new piece of string - momma Phoebe likes to lick them of course which tends to fray the string collars).

Here is a little head shot of each puppy:

Red - female

Yellow - female

Green - female

No collar - male

Pink - female

Purple - female

No collar - female

Blue - female

And a group shot of everyone in the box under their heat lamp. They don't do much more than sleep and eat at this point, exactly what newborns need to do to grow big and strong.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Thank  you to everyone who inquired but Braebrook's Walk the Line "Johnny" has found his forever home.

Thank you David and Janie for opening up your home to this special guy. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Freddy x Phoebe litter arrives November 9th!

Miss Phoebe started out looking relaxed, how can you resist that sweet face.....

Resting up before the long night, and doing a little "nesting" to get things just right in the whelping box...

Ella always draws the momma dog a picture to hang on the x pen surrounding the whelping box. I love that she chose a rainbow and that the little person is so happily standing under it protected from the rain clouds. Only good things can happen in this whelping box. :)

The puppies started to arrive in the wee small hours of the morning.....

And after a long night that dragged on through a long morning (Phoebe and I were both so tired), Phoebe became the proud mother of a litter of eight happy, squeaky little wee ones. Five red girls, two black girls and one red boy, all are doing very well, putting on lots of weight every day and Phoebe is being a most excellent mother.

I bottle fed a bit for the first few days while Phoebe's milk came in completely. I never feel really relaxed until the puppies are steadily gaining weight and I have no problem boosting them along with a bit of bottle feeding.

All in all the new family is doing fabulous and Daddy Freddy is proudly smoking his cigar. ;) 

Stay tuned for new pics as they grow!