Thursday, August 28, 2014
Six days old and growing fast. All pups are now very chubby and active - and vocal if something or someone gets between them and a nipple! Fern is eating well, maintaining her weight, and is very calm about everything. Hard to believe this is the same wild-eyed dog I saw last weekend. She's all settled in to her routine now and a very attentive mother, but after she takes a trip outdoors she lingers in the family room for awhile. Max of course tries to engage her in play but she just brushes him off. Poor guy.
Spots are starting to show as shadows now. In another few days the pups will begin spotting up, which is an amazing process to watch. The chubby pups also have fat little necks and needed to have their collars lengthened last night. So far I am satisfied with the adjustable Velcro puppy collars. There was some concern the collars would rub, but the tender puppy skin looks just fine. Green boy continues to get his antibiotics twice a day for the little scabby area on his back.