February 25, 2021 – Oh boy, these pups are really cute! They’re wobbling around more and really starting to play. It’s fun to watch them run around in their sloppy form at this age! They want to run and chase, but are not very stable. As my friend says, they look like drunken sailors. 🙂 We’ll post some video on Instagram this weekend, now that they’re becoming active. Here are the cutie pies, sitting nicely for their picture after their play time.
February 17, 2021 – Stella’s puppies are three weeks old now and not hearing yet, but won’t be long! They’ve started on mushy kibble to give mama a break and they are doing very well. Since they are walking well now, we introduced them to litter box training today. They should be litter box trained within a few days. Their weights are good and are weighing close to three pounds now. We took pictures of them today and they sat quietly for their photo. 🙂
February 14, 2021 – Stella’s puppies have opened their eyes and they’re wobbling about and beginning to wrestle and play! They’re doing great. They will be able to hear soon and then we can start the next phase of conditioning. We’ll take more individual pictures of them in a few days, at three weeks old, so you can really see who’s who. They are beautiful pups!
February 7, 2021 – Stella’s pups are almost two weeks old now and doing very well. They’ve been going through the bio-sensor steps daily for conditioning (so important) but not much is happening except eating and sleeping. No action. No eyes open. Not moving around much, other than wiggling to get to mama. They can’t hear yet.
Mostly, just eating and sleeping. All. day. long. Mama continues to be a champ. So loving and attentive.
At this point, our main job as humans is to keep them warm (pups can die if they get cold as they can’t regulate their body temperatures yet), keep mama well fed, work on holding, massaging, and the bio-sensor program daily, and keep pups and the pen super clean and free of bacteria. Bacteria can be deadly to a young litter. But we got this! And we’re so proud of our sweet Stella.
In honor of Stella, we’re naming this litter the “S Litter.” Welcome to our world, Sadie, Sophie, Sarah, Samuel and Sebastian.
Here are some pictures to see the sweet babies up close. Their coloring is beautiful!
And here’s the lineup of the sleeping babies. Please wake up!
February 1, 2021 – We’re excited to announce Stella’s first litter! Stella’s pups arrived on January 26, and it was a smooth and easy delivery for mama. Stella was all done bringing five new pups into the world in less than two hours. All of the pups are doing very well, with good weights . All are nursing well. Stella is a great mama! We expected that she would be, but it’s always great to see a new mama step in to mothering like a pro. We now have three new girls, and two new boys, all the same red color. Here’s a picture taken just hours after delivery, and another one taken today. Mama and the pups are with our friends at their house nearby, as they do a lot of the whelping for us. They’ve helped us for years. As we prepare to send off the puppies that we have here right now, Stella’s litter will receive all the daily care they need, along with their bio-sensor steps, until they come to our home in a couple of weeks.
We’ll start posting individual pictures of the pups at three weeks old. We will post various group shots each week, though. Keep an eye on this blog, and as pups get older, we’ll post videos of them playing on Instagram (it will be a while for that!).