August 13, 2019 – The puppies are three weeks old now and doing great! They are so plump (we love that!) and are becoming more active now that they can see. We’re starting sound desensitizing as the can hear now. They completed the bio-sensor program and we can tell it’s done it’s job. They are so calm and relaxed, not jumpy, squirmy or reactive when picked up. They are noticing each other more now and wrestling and playing a bit. Mama feeds them well, and when this happens, we see lazy, yet happy and quiet pups. It’s all good! We’re starting to see some size differences becoming more apparent: Wendy is the smallest and definitely has Basil’s DNA more than Winnie. We’ll report weight info in a couple of weeks as weight differences become more obvious. Their pigmentation is darkening and you can see that Whitney will probably have a brown nose instead of black, like her grandma, Ella. Here they are at three weeks old! By this weekend we should see more action and will post more video footage beginning at four weeks old.
August 5, 2019 – Winnie and Basil’s pups are doing well at two weeks old! Not a lot to report, but they’ve continued to gain weight daily, are eating well and becoming more active as they squirm around the pen. They are being held and massaged often and they go through our Bio-sensor steps daily. They still can’t see but their eyes are starting to open a little bit, so it won’t be long. Hearing will come at around three weeks old. Winnie continues to be an excellent mama, very attentive and caring. Here are some pictures of this cute pack! If you look closely, you’ll notice that Wayne has a parti dark spot on his back fur. We didn’t spill something on him, he was born with it and it will help us always identify him easily! It’s a fun spot that will probably always make him unique …. unless once his coat really fills in we don’t see it anymore. Time will tell. They are getting cuter every day! Here they are…..our W Litter.
July 29, 2019 – Winnie and Basil’s puppies are one week old now and they’re all doing well and gaining weight daily. They are some of the biggest, strongest pups we’ve had! Before even a week old, they are strong enough that they are lifting their heads high and pulling their bodies about the pen. Often, pups are kind of skinny that first week … not these guys. We’ve started with the Bio-sensor program with them daily and they’re getting daily holding time. Mama is doing great, as expected. She loves her pups and is taking good care of them. Here are some current pictures of the little cutie pies!
July 23, 2019 – Yesterday Winnie had a good, non-eventful labor and brought us eight new healthy, thriving pups! We are excited to welcome Winnie’s puppies, named “The W Litter” to our world. Winnie and Basil brought us five girls and three boys: Wendy, Wilma, Whitney, Wanda, Willow, Weston, Wyatt, and Wayne.
All of the pups latched on right away and seem to be good eaters. We are really impressed with their birth weights too. We are off to a really good start.