11/24/10~ Pre-labor Most of the day. Labor getting more serious starting around 10 pm. Alright! here we go, puppies!
10:35 Female Color Purple~notes- no white markings, white pads, fawn color, left rear dew claw. 9.9 oz
11:02 Female Color Yellow~notes - Very dark. no white. no Dewclaws 9.7 oz
11:20 Female Color Orange~notes- fawn color, white pads. 2 rear dews, white pads,white kiss on lips 8.2 oz
12.00 Female color blue~notes-fawn color, 2 rear dews white spot chest, white rear feet and pads. 12 oz
12:30 Female color Pink -notes- Very Dark. White spot chest,no Dewclaws . 10 oz.
WOW! All I can say about that labor. Puppies every 1/2 hour. Easy delivery with no problems. I was sleeping at 1:30 am. If only they were all that easy.
11/25/10 Thanksgiving! Puppies first visitor. My mom came over & handled puppies. Momma dog was not very pleased but dealt with it. Weighed, all have gained weight. Very good :)
11/26/10 Took DNA Swabs today from 3 of the girls. They have to wait for a hour not eating before taking the swab, so you can imagine what a challenge this is for 2 day old puppies! LOL
They also had their back dews removed today, those that had them at least. Please note that I do leave front dewclaws on. I know that some dogs can have issues with dewclaws, however none of my dogs have had issues with them. I believe the benefits in turning outweigh the risks of leaving them on. Dewclaws are a subject of conversation amongst dog breeders. Leave them on? take them off? *Shrug*At this point, I am choosing to leave them on.
11/28/10Started Bio sensor program with them today. All did fine. Got the DNA swab on miss pink. One to go! Miss Blue, the piglet of the litter.
11/29/10 Individual shots of the girls today, enjoy! Colors are collar color :)