Saturday, November 23, 2013


We had a minor scare Friday AM, but all is well. Yesterday, I woke up in the middle of the night to a fussy puppy.  I got up to see if someone was lost, and everything looked fine.  I woke up again, and the female was still fussing and would not nurse.  I feared the worse - Fading Puppy Syndrome - and got up and concentrated on warming her up with some skin-to-skin therapy.  She continued to fuss, but I was finally able to do some assisted nursing (help express the milk with her hanging onto the nipple) and at least got some milk in her.  Shortly after that, she finally started settling down and nursed on her own.  Nancy kindly came over and puppysat, and no further issues.  I am keeping the bedroom extra warm this weekend.

This morning, everyone looks great.  Poor Riley thinks she deserves more than 3 c of food per day.  With the girl having problems yesterday, the boy was able to close the weight differential.  The pups had been holding at 4 oz difference.  This morning weights were:  Girl = 1 lb 15.8 oz (18.6 oz at birth)  Boy = 1 lb 13.5 oz (14.9 oz at birth).  We are going to have 2 pounders tomorrow!  Based on ear color, the female looks like she is going to be a medium gold, probably not quite as dark as Riley or great granddam Yuma.  The boy looks like he is going to be light like his sire Brule. 
This morning

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