Sunday, November 23, 2008
A Glittery Day One
I am still up! Joan just left -- we spent some time this morning taking individual pictures and also giving each puppy a name. We also weighed everyone and I am amazed to report that each puppy gained weight -- at least an ounce! This is a little strange since typically they lose weight in the first day or two but Cadi is a serious dairy bar -- I think she fancies herself a Jersey!
The puppies are doing well. One puppy does blow milk out her nose some when nursing but we checked her over and can find nothing wrong -- we hope it is just a matter of more milk than her suck/swallow skills allow her to handle right now. This first week is very scary -- we cannot assume that all puppies will survive it.
Cadi is being her normal Cadi self, which is to say that she is a train wreck. Everything about her is BIG and ENTHUSED and she approaches motherhood in the same way. She gets so intent on licking one that she moves on top of others -- SCARY!!! We will be watching her and counting puppies very carefully for quite a while. It is clear that Cadi LOVES her babies -- we just have to help her be a bit more sedate in her mothering :)
I am working on a collage to introduce the individual puppies and will post that soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these pictures. Note Cadi thanking Joan for coming all the way from Utah to help us out. The four puppies is a picture of all the boys, and the other group picture is all eight.
I wish you could all see these babies -- they are really adorable :)
Thanks for checking in and have a glittering day!
Posted by Mary-Ann Bowman at 9:58 AM