The puppies are all now over 2 kilos and have started being weaned which is very messy but they are eager and are eating well. Today they ventured outside for the first time as the weather is less hot than it has been of late.
The puppies are now 20 days and we have decided that we need some sleep at night, so they are now big and beautiful enough to look after themselves at night. Mind you although we will be in our own bed our ears will still be open and therefore we will probably have less sleep than before.
As you can see they are all adorable each with their own character. Some pictures of them taken a little earlier ..
Today the pups are two weeks and three days old so time for their first worming experience. It does not lend itself for a great photo opportunity as it was a very messy experience for all concerned. The pups are now white but with a rosy pink mouth, very attractive. Maybe photos will follow later ……………………..
Taken today, eyes all open, all weighing over one kilo and all doing well.
Miss Pink and Miss White
Miss Tangerine and Miss Scarlet
Miss Violet and Miss Lemon Drop
Nine happy contented puppies all lined up at the milk bar. Ten days old and a couple of the pups have opened their eyes today seeing us and their surroundings for the first time. They are all beginning to walk as well so the whelping box will be extended this weekend to accommodate their natural sense of adventure.
The puppies are a week old today and their nails are getting a bit on the long side and need trimming – a massive task when you have 9 x 18 to trim, my do they wriggle. the picture below is after the episode has been completed, all fast asleep so no worse off for it.
Below is a puppy from our litter in 2014, Ambersclan Jack of Diamonds as he was as a puppy and how he is now. The photograph of ‘Ben’ was taken by his owner Carol who very kindly said we could publish it. He was a beautiful puppy then and he is certainly beautiful now, inside and out.
Here are some photos taken this morning of all the puppies –
Miss Pink and Miss Ivory
Miss Scarlet & Miss Lemon Drop
Miss Violet and Miss Tangerine
Master Blue and Master Ebony
It is difficult to believe just how quickly these little blond babies grow, in just under five days they have gained more than 50% in weight. They are developing in front of your eyes growing in confidence and character. Here are some photos taken this morning of the boys –
These youngsters certainly have good appetites and we are ensuring Indi has all the nutrients and food she needs to cope with her litter. When Amber our first Golden Retriever came into our lives 15 years ago from a breeder local to us, who is now a good friend, she mentioned that for the first couple of weeks a mix of Oats, Water, Glucose, Honey and Complan be given to the mother of the pups twice a day in addition to the two meals of their normal food. It is such an energy boost and they absolutely love it. Kind of like us having porridge in the morning before the day ahead. So we have heeded to that advice and it does make a big difference. As I write this blog Indi is lapping up her helping to help her through the night with the feeding regime.