The pups are now twice their birth weight which is exactly as it should be! Eyes will be opening later in the week. Largest male is more than twice the size of the smallest, also male. Looks like a Chihuahua was visiting while momma was in heat. The other pups have large dads who live near by. Momma is doing well! No issues so far. In eight weeks the pups will transfer to Colorado and mom will be spayed. Puppies are a lot of work but so beautiful. We could have aborted but we have a policy of not spaying late term. If you are able to donate to help pay for the care and feeding of this brood please do!
Bailey had her pups. Eight of them; four boys, four girls. At first had to bottle feed as Bailey wasn't producing enough milk but she is now and puppies are growing like weeds.
Last night we had a goat get caught in a fence. Since she was making a whole lot of a dog attacked her. She is in the Hospital and we'll see how she does in the next couple of days.
Little Fella went to the Hospital because he just wasn't himself and his left eye was very irritated. Turns out he had a grass seed in the eye and Glaucoma! We knew he had some bad teeth but he had to have 15 teeth pulled! He will be on soft food from here on out. Such is how it is with an older dog. But what a sweet heart. Antibiotics, two eye meds, pain meds. Oy! If the glaucoma can't be controlled the eye will have to be removed. Might change his name to Captain Jack then! He's home now and doing just fine.
Though we don't generally suggest spay/neuter surgeries of young puppies, we suggest by 6 months of age, before first heat in females and before males are potent, this is very good information.
We are very excited to have our new website up and running! It may take a little time to get all the kinks worked out but here we are!