Cody & Daisy pups
AKC Registered Golden Retrievers
100% English Cream!
December 19, 2016 Litter Birth Announcement (Litter #3 of theirs)
Cody & Daisy had their 3rd litter. Cody watched from outside while Daisy birthed 12 pups. She had five girls and seven boys. We were surprised at the 11th & shocked at the 12th. We have never had over 10 pups in a litter before. Her water broke at 11:45a.m. and her last pup was delivered at 11:59p.m. We had quite an exciting delivery. Special thanks to my daughter for all her help. She has, once again, demonstrated expertise in birthing. She has learned everything I know about raising dogs since she was a child. She is even better at training.
Daisy started showing earlier with this litter. I didn't think she got as large as before. That was debated. Here is a picture of Daisy before the delivery.
Here is Daisy after she got shaved---prepared to nurse.
As you can tell, she was quite uncomfortable towards the end of her pregnancy.
I'm sure she was happy to move on birthing. She is in great shape and had no problems with delivery. I'm even more sure she is happy to have that process behind her!
On December 19 her water broke at 11:45 and at about 4:15p.m. Daisy had her 1st pup - a girl.
Here is Ms. Pink collar.
Then at 4:50 p.m. there were two. Ms Pink & Mr Blue collar.
You have to know we were pleased as punch to have one of each sex!
Then at 5:30p-p.m. Here is Mr Black Collar.
Daisy was NOT looking any thinner. The boy count was ahead two to one. Everything was going smoothly.
At 6:00p.m. She had ANOTHER boy! It wasn't looking good for even steven. Score Males 3 - Females 1.
Here is Mr. Green Collar.
We were happy that she was doing great & she had four healthy pups.
At 6:00p.m., Daisy had her 2nd girl. Score was getting closer again. This is Ms. Orange Collar.
Things were looking better for the females. Males - 3, Females - 2. Daisy still wasn't looking any thinner. However her spirits were still up. She felt great! Seemed we were having a break. So even though eveyone says dogs don't eat when in labor, Daisy did & she fed her existing pups. At the first sign of another pup coming they have to evacuate though,
At 7:30p.m. Daisy had ANOTHER boy. Here is Pup #6, Boy#4---Mr Yellow Collar
Daisy is still doing great!
She still has a huge baby bump. We fed her & she fed the pups AGAIN.
At 8:35p.m., she had a girl. The girl received a white collar. Pup #7. Girl #3!
Before Ms White could get clear of the shoot, Mr. Gray passed her by. It was 8:40p.m.
Mr. Gray was ready to see his Mama. He is pup #8 & Male # 5.
Life was calm until 10:30p.m. Then arrived boy #6. Yes, the score is Males 6, Females 3. Pup #9 was given a brown collar.
10:35p.m. There was more confusion. A LITTLE girl made her way into the world. She heard about Mr Gray and thought there wasn't a holding pattern rule. She got a RED collar for that. So pup #10 is girl #4. So the count is Males 6 - Females 4. We aren't sure any rules exist anymore. I'm really happy my daughter was there.
We thought 10 was going to be all because that is the highest number of pups we had ever had in a litter. At 11:05 a boy came into the world. What a surprise! He got stuck with a purple collar because that was all that was left. His eyes are closed and he can't see it though. So he won't know. :o)
So we started feeding pups again. We started in on clean up & Daisy gave us another shock.....another girl! So pup # 12 is Girl # 5. We still cannot believe it 12 pups! We were already out of different collar colors. She ended up with a black collar. So we have a girl and a boy with black collars now. Here is our 11:59 miracle. Pups got to eat AGAIN!
People say Mothers won't eat or feed their pups until they have birthed their last pup. Ms Red collar says that rule is out too! :o
)12/19/2016 Litter Talley
12-23-16 Daisy multitasking!
12-25-2016 Merry Christmas from the pups at the #RobbinsPuppyResort !
12-28-2016 Pups are a little over 1 week old and they are growing like weeds!
I'm trimming toe nails today. Yes, the boys have to get dolled up too!
I like keeping the nails short to support a prettier walk when they get older AND so they won't scratch Daisy so much now. If your pup is on the concrete allot - when you walk it, etc., then the concrete wears down the nails. You want to cut them when the nails are just about to touch the ground when he or she walks. If your pet's nails are clicking or getting snagged on the floor, it's time for a trim. You will want dog toe nail trimmers, unless you want the vet or pet salon to do it (pet department). You know I don't like them in public places till they get older (that is where you are more likely to catch disease). Some people use a dremmel and grind them down instead--either way. My goal is just to catch the nail where it hooks and be sure only the nail is in the clipper. When you come I will show you, if you like. Just ask. If you neglect to trim nails, the blood filiment grows out longer & you won't be able to cut them as short without bleeding in the future. If you never make them bleed, the pup won't be afraid because it doesn't hurt. If it bleeds the pup will not want to do it again. Minor bleeds stop by themselves without treatment. However, I recommend buying Quik Stop styptic powder just to have around in case you have trouble stopping a bleed. It smells like sulfer and is a yellowish powder. Put it on and apply pressure to stop bleeding. Hopefully you won't need it. It is also sold in the pet department by the toe nail trimmers.
The pups do not have dew claws on any of the back feet. They were NOT de-clawed. They come that way. No worries. Its a bonus!
12-29-2016 Yesterday you could barely see a dark spot in the corner of their eyes. Today that spot is getting bigger. They will have their eyes open soon!
They are starting to sleep some between feedings. So Daisy is getting about an hour between a round.
Blue and Green males still seem to be the largest. The red girl still on the smaller side. Having said that, there isn't a huge difference in biggest to smallest.
First spit baths (bottom halves).
Pup picks start Monday, January 9th, or the weekend before, if first pics prefer (.....because its a weekend).
12-30-2016 Puppies, puppies, puppies
I love seeing the eyes open.
1-1-2017 Happy New Year!
Pups are all fine. They are starting to get up on their feet some. Also, their eyes continue to open. They are at that cute clumsy stage. :o)
Here is the Black Male, Yellow Male, Blue Male & Orange Female.
Below is the Pink, Black, & White Females and the Green male.
Below is the Red Female and Purple, Brown, and Gray males.
01-03-2017 Bigger box & it is still full! Red-F, Gray-M, Brown-M, & Purple-M
This is Blue-M, Black-M, Yellow-M, and Orange-F
01-04-2017 Below is Pink, White, & Black Females & the Green male. Im fixing to move them into a bigger bath.
Spot baths & nail trims continue. I've been using Hartz Groomer's Best Puppy Shampoo--Tearless, Extra Gentle (from Walmart).
01/05/2017 This morning I am checking the nails again & weighing the pups.
All pups are within 12 oz of each other right now. All pups were weighed after they ate. I weighed them on my kitchen scales. I don't know how accurate they are, but the differences should be the same on other scales.
Male weights are:
Yellow 2 lbs. 4.5oz
Black 2 lbs. 8 oz
Purple 2 lbs. 8 oz
Brown 2 lbs. 9 oz
Green 2 lbs. 10 oz
Gray 2 lbs. 14 oz
Blue 2 lbs. 14 oz
Its is really hard to differientiate in personalities. When they 1st wake up they act like they are starved to death and want to see Mom to eat. Once they have eaten, they are all calm and great snugglers!
Female weights are:
Red 2 lbs 2 oz
White 2 lbs 4 oz
Black 2 lbs 4 oz
Pink 2 lbs 4 oz
Orange 2 lbs 10 oz.
Again personalities are hard to differientiate. Other than the difference before and after they eat.
I will be posting one by one pictures late today or tomorrow some time.
Good morning from the pups--not the one-by-one pics yet.
Above: Red Female, Brown, purple, and gray boys.
Above: Orange female, blue, black & yellow males.
Above: Green male, pink white and black females.
AKC puppy papers arrived today! So I will have them completed when you pick up your pup.
01-06-2017 Taking picture is harder than I thought. Sorry for my lack of expertise.
Black Collar Male - Sorry. Sold. I have my FOREVER parents! My name is Hamilton.
Blue Collar Male: Sorry, SOLD. I have parents! My name is Cooper.
Here is Brown. Sorry, SOLD. I have parents! My name is Rebar.
Here is Gray. SOLD. Sorry I found my FOREVER parents!
Here is Green. Sorry, I have FOREVER parents! SOLD.
Here is Purple. Sold. Sorry, I found my FOREVER parents!
Here is Yellow. I'm Available.
Presenting the ladies!
Here is Red. Sorry, I'm sold. I have Forever parents!
Here is Orange. Sorry, I'm SOLD. I have parents!
Here is Pink. Sorry, I'm SOLD. I have parents! My name is Everest.
Here is White. Sorry, SOLD. I have parents! My name is Molly.
Here is the Black Female. Sorry I'm sold. I have forever parents! My name is Willow.
And I think this completes Daisy's Puppy Parade!
01-07-2017 Girls, girls girls.
01-09-2017 What's going on at the Robbins Puppy Resort???? We continue to sample REAL food....and get ALL food faced! Then we get to eat with Mom.
Mom wasn't real sure what to do with ALL her dozen at one time.
So then they had their nap & I cleaned their pool. AGAIN! After assessing the situation. Mr Purple was chosen for bath time.
What is not to love about this face????
Mr Gray (below) is the first to try to escape & go to the head of the eating line. Then he fell asleep 5 minutes later. I woke him up for breakfast!
Good afternoon from Orange Collar. See below.
Hello from Big Blue Boy (see below).
Molly wants to say Hello. See below.
Puppies are pooring on the pounds.
yellow- 2 lbs 12 oz.
Molly - 2 lbs 13 oz.
black female - 2 lb 15 oz
red female - 3 lb
Everest - 3 lb 4 oz
orange female - 3 lbs 4 oz
purple male - 3 lb 4 oz
green male - 3 lb 6 oz
black male - 3 lb 8 oz
Rebar - 3 lbs 9 oz
gray male - 3 lb 12oz
Cooper - 3 lb 13oz.
01-11-2017 Ms Black & Ms Red. I can hardly tell them apart! Ms Black is on the left.
Below is Brown/Rebar, Orange, Pink/Everest, and Green. They liked the food. But they like Mom better!
Below is Yellow, Molly, Black female, and Big Blue/Cooper. As you can see they are pretty cozy with their cardboard under their papers for cushion. :o)
Below is Gray, Purple, Black Male, and Red. They like their cardboard mattress, as well!
Someone has food stuck in their hair. I went to remove it & now I don't see it.
The life of leisure!
01-12-2016 Getting ready for Valentines????
My daughter started a Puppy Page in Facebook. www.Facebook.com/OurRobbinsNestPups
Be sure to like & follow to see what all she posts. Its a place for your puppy posts as well.
See below they are starting to walk pretty good, even on the tile. Usually tile is too slippery. Not this bunch.
01-14-2016 See below. Ms Black
01-15-2017 Apparantly Our Robbins Nest Puppy Resort never closes. We are in the middle of a 3:45a.m. Puppy Party! See below.
Well they did all they could for 15 minutes! Its 4:00a.m. & they are asleep.
01-15-2016 I have weighed the pups again. So, I can request wormer from the vet tomorrow with all the weights.
I also trimmed their nails as I weighed them & checked their collars to be sure they are not too tight. It seems everyone has gained pretty close to a pound.
Red 4 lbs
Orange 4 lbs 3 oz
Pink/ Everest 4 lbs 6 oz
White/ Mollly 4 lbs 0 oz
Black 4 lbs 2 oz
Black 4 lbs 12 oz
Gray 4 lbs 12 oz
Brown / Rebar 4 lbs 8 oz
Green 4 lbs 8 oz
Purple 4 lbs 8 oz
Blue / Cooper 5 lbs
Yellow 3 lbs 12 oz.
They have bedded down for the night, or at least part of the night. See Below.
01-16-2017 Its a BIG day today. They had their 1st worming. They are all sleeping now.
Mr Purple below (available)
Mr Gray below (available)
Mr Yellow below (available).
Mr Black below (available).
01-18-2017 Nothing better than a breakfast & a big hug.
01-19-2017 Mr Purple (available) was the firt to escape the pool TODAY. I see a whelping box in the near future.
Mr Green in the middle of the Puppy Pile looking up (see below).
01-20-2017 Ms Red found another use for the food bowl.
01/22/2017 So what is new at Our Robbins Nest Pups. First all pups are sold. Second the whelping box is up.
All pups have had their nails trimmed again. I spot check them as I see them. But today I went one by one.
We just posted pics on Facebook be sure to look. @ Our Robbins Nest Pups
01-24-2016 Good Morning from Our Robbins Nest Pups. It is supposed to be 64 degrees outside. It feels like 80 to me.
01-26-2017 Its too cold today for outside time. Google says its a high of 52 & low of 27. Check Facebook @Our Robbins Nest Pups for pictures.
It is much simpler to post pictures there than here. All pups are fine. We are having a blast! I'm going to miss them.
01-27-2-17 Several parents have ask about picking a vet for their pup. I've added a link to the Links page that may help.
Several parents also have asked about toys. I think the Kong brand lasts longer. I also added a link to the links page that addresses top 30 dog toys.
01-29-2017 Baths and toe nail trims are a continual thing around here. It is hard to keep 12 clean at once. I'm still sleeping on the couch & getting up with them so they won't be dirty. I have posted more viedeos nd pictures on www.Facebook.com/OurRobbinsNestPups Tomorrow is the big day for shots, health check, worming, etc. I'd best rest up!
01-30-2017 Vet visit went well. I think the top weight was 10.0 & the bottom was 7.0. He said they were all healthy. He checks their eyes, heart, lungs, hips/joints, etc. He looked for testicle drops on males. He said all looks good. Testicles should drop in 1st 6 months if not already down, but he didn't find any problems. I also had their stools tested for everything there is. They got wormed (which they do whether or not there is worms) & received their 1st round of shots. They are all sleeping & when he emails the report, I will post it. All parents will receive a copy of the health check report when you pick up your pup. So you will will know when to follow up with your vet and what all has been done.
Update: The Health Report is here. Click link images/01302017MedicalRecord.pdf Two important things to notice....page 2 is all about the exam....all good. On Page 1 there is a Reminder section that says when they should have which follow up shots.
Update: I did not see the results of the stool sample test on the report. So I called and had them add that results as well. The pups did not have worms or any other parasites! Yes!
02-01-2017 All pups had a bath today. The welping box was power washed. So nice to see them sooooo clean! Special thanks to my son-in-law!
02-03-2017 Puppy pickup is near for all pups.
Check out Info page. I've been adding info there about feeding, etc.
I have been adding Links on potty training on the Links page. Once this task is behind you, you will be able to enjoy your pup much more. Notice that all the links have some things is common. I don't know if I endorse the puppy apartment cage, but it has the same eliments as the other articles....a separate sleeping area from potty area and a confined space.
I liked sectioning off an area to confine the pup when you are not watching them...like the bathroom or kitchen. Making newspaper or puppy pads available or a dog litter box. A Potty keyword...ours was Business. One of theirs was Go Potty. I liked taking the same path to the potty area. I liked the consistent schedule. So check out the links and any others you find & plan your training path. Start potty training on Day #1. It is not too early. Praise, praise, praise.
02-08-2017 For the last day & 1/2 I have been feeding the puppy food dry. They seem to be fine with it that way.
2016 April Fools Litter Birth Announcement (Cody & Daisy's previous litter)
Good Morning from the Robbins Puppy Resort!..... where the party only ends to eat & sleep!
Tess & Frost are in the corner. Gunner is eating. Lily Rose is sleeping alone. Maybe you can zoom in to figure out the rest?
Looks like Lily up top. Frost & Tess are still in the corner. Cant tell the rest. They are still up at 1:00 and 5:00a.m. They had their nails done yesterday. They had foot baths this morning. So they are not always a mess. They are a busy bunch. Daisy still cries for them.
05-06-2016 What is new with the pups......
The papers I hang on the sides of the whelping have become toys for the pups. They jump up, pull them down, & play with them.
They eat more in the morning and less at night. They weren't finishing the night bowl & now they want 2 bowls in the morning.
They still got up at 1:30a.m.. But they slept until 6:30a.m.
I tried mixing in just a little canned food. They LOVE it, but it gives them runny stool. So back to Kirkland Signature Puppy Food and water only.
After they eat awhile the food gets squshed in the bottom of the bowl. When I fluff it back up with a fork, they go back to it like it was a new bowl.
AGAIN I mention....especially to new parents. You have to put out new food after a couple of hours or they will eat SOURED food & they will have diarreha.
I leave water out all the time. I only put about 1/2 inch in the bowl. They drink all day long. They try to lay in it, but they don't fit. So you will need a couple of bowls. Dog bowls are better because they have wide bottoms so they wont turn over easily. I prefer my stainless ones. That's just a preference though. They seem easiest to clean.
I cannot express enough the value of keeping the puppies as clean as you can. With 10 it seems almost impossible. A little food on them is fine. But remove the poop IMMEDIATELY.
Pups are 5 weeks old today! Since I wormed them at 3 weeks, I wormed them again today (2 weeks later). Shots & all comes Monday, May 16th.
I couldn't make up my mind which pic I liked the best of the next. They ate at 6:30a.m. and now 12:30.
05-08-2016 I have bathed them & done their nails. Now they are eating & drying. The eating is the part that gets them dirty AGAIN! Its a full time job staying ahead.
Parents are already scheduling their pup pickups. Give me a text & we'll put it on the calendar. Also I am making a list of who wants me to get them puppy food. I give you a baggy of food to get you home. But if you are not a Costco member, I will be glad to buy you a bag. Let me know.
05-08-2016 We are busy this morning.
About 5:00p.m. My daughter, son & I took pups outside for their first poop in the grass. Not a problem. They go when they wake up. So we carried them out & brought them back after they went. Its hard to get them all out fast enough. We now have a 100% success rate!
05-09-2016 Good morning from The Robbins Puppy Resort!
We have 10 busy beavers!
Party on at 7:00a.m. We did sleep from 11:00 to 4:40a.m. though. So we are getting better at sleeping at night. I am getting better at going without sleep!
7:27a.m. They don't cry about much. But now they are crying. So it will be a two bowl morning. They don't like to wait. But if I give it to them before the food is absorbed with water then I will see loose stools later. I don't want that!
So what do you do if your pup cries? You go down the list like you would with a baby. Is he hungry, is he dirty, does he have water?
He probably is just missing his siblings. Thats where you come in to soothe him. Sometimes I sing to them.You can try to get them to play with the toys. Sometimes I take them outside. I will say I would hold mine allot. But when they get big, I think I shouldn't have held them as much. Cody still wants in my lap.
Table scraps fit into the same category as holding your pup in your lap. If you never feed table scraps they won't try to steal them. They will leave you alone when you are eating take out or when you leave it in the car with them. Table scraps for the most part are not good for them. You are on your own there. I know its fun.
You can work with your pup. AKC offers several training tips http://www.akc.org/learn/akc-training/ Some trainings are about potting training & others are general items. I took mine to Mans Best Friend. The training is only as good as the trainer though & that means YOU. So training starts with training the trainer. Be Consistent. Use the same phrase for the same thing....every time & get your household on board with the terms. Sit, sit down, lay down, down, get down can get confusing. Maybe sit, down, off.
Whatever you do don't leave the pup unattended. If you can't watch him, put him up. He will get bored & get into trouble.
Goldens thrive on PHRASE. They want to make you happy if they can just figure it out. So make it simple. And don't give them the opportunity to get into trouble. If they start to wonder off, it is always bad news. Most likely, potty time. Google is a great source for ideas & research. Look at several sites so you can see options & pick your favorite.
Oh! For those of you wanting me to get you a bag of dog food. It is 13.99 + tax is $15.14 a bag. Make it $15 a bag to make it simple. I'm making a list. Be sure your on it if you want me to get it.
05-13-2016 Good morning from the Robbins Puppy Resort. Pups are 6 weeks old today. They get their shots Monday at 8:00a.m......the first appointment of the day! Here they are in a big puppy pile while I clean the whelping box.
05-21-2016 Good morning from the puppies! I think that is Hudson looking up at you.
They are not really that dirty the back of the box is kinda in a shadow.
Early take-homes start today.
Frost in his new home.
05-22-2016 And then there were nine.......looks like the other pups just grew to fill in the gap....or maybe they spread out more! Lol!
Mickey has had his toes and hair done. He is playing with his toy waiting on his parents. :o)
AND then there are 8!
Mickey in his new home.....
05-23-2016.....The Red Collar Girl goes home today. She has had her manicure, pedicure, and bath & is waiting on her parents.
And then there are seven.....
Here's the red collar girl happy in her new home!
5-24-2016 Seven pups eat about the same amount as 10. They just grow to fill in the gaps. I am NOT an empty nester yet!
They are full and happy. They also have food all over them. I'm afraid ANOTHER bath is in their near future!
5-25-2016 Daisy has 7 to watch over & play with.
05-26-2016 Mickey has claimed his lap & his bed for his nap.
05-27-2016 Happy Birthday to the Pups! They are 8 weeks old today!
Here is a picture of Gracie in her new home (Red collar girl).
This is Daisy (MOM) at almost 6 weeks
This is Cody (DAD) at 8 weeks.
Who does your pup look like?????
Here they are down for their morning naps.
Three leave today.....Lily, Big Blue Collar Boy, & Haru/GrayCollar. No they are not bathed yet.
Everyone did get their nails done yesterday.
Below are Haru/Gray Collar, Lily & Blue Collar Boy waiting on their parents.
And then there are FOUR.
Lily & Blue Collar Boy in their new home playing with a toy.
Haru/Gray Collar settling into his new home.
5-28-2016 This is Hudson dressed & waiting on his parents.
Tess is ready & waiting on her Mommy.
Lily Rose is next. She is cleaned up & ready to go.
And then there was one.......Gunner has Cody & Daisy to play with now.
Hudson in his new home.
Lily Rose in her new home.....Looks like the worm is doing its magic again!
05-29-2016 Lily Rose clearly owns this household!
05-30-2016 Lily & her Brother in their new home.
*********AND then there were none. Here is Gunner in his new home.********************
Gunner starts his training Friday.
Isn't this what toy boxes are for?
Mickey thought so.
Haru in his new home
Dec, 2016 Presenting Arya..
Here is Aspen today
Dec, 2016 Here is Lily & Alex.
Mickey Dec 2016
Below is Lily Rose Christmas 2016
12-18-2014 Daisy with 5 of her pups and the toy she couldn't leave behind!
12-20-2014 Babies pigment is changing. It was pink, but their skin is turning black. It really stands out on their white hair!
12-23-2014 At 1 week old their pigment continues to darken. I have enlarged the rotation box because they are growing like weeds! Their arms look like they have wrinkles of skin to grow into. They are all solid white--no surprises. I still cannot tell one from another. I think they are all winners! I have already sent the papers to register the litter.
Daisy is coming out like a champ! We are feeding her all she will eat. When feeding nine, it take allot to keep your weight up,
12-25-2014 Pups eyes are starting to open. At least one has its eyes open.
12-26-2014 Pups are 10 days old & already getting their nails clipped. They also got partial baths today. Spot cleaning!
12-27-2014 I think everyone has their eyes open now. They are starting to get up on their feet.
12-29-2014 Pups are 13 days old. Here they are all together! See why we feed them in shifts. There is no way we could tell if everyone gets to eat otherwise!
12-31-2014 Pictured is one of the 3 male pups. He weighs just over 3 lbs! He is 15 days old.
1-1-2015 Today was a busy day. Everyone got their toe nails trimmed AGAIN and spit baths. They are too young for baths. They got new boxes again-larger. :o)1-3-2015 This male pup had to be told he was not old enough to be eating Mom's food. Mom is eating Kirkland's Signature Puppy Food with Ensure right now. She is on a mixed high calorie diet. It is hard to keep her weight up when she is feeding 9 pups! The pups are starting to play with Mom & each other. It is not just eat & sleep any more. The party is on!
1-5-2015 I took two stool samples in to have them checked & the pups are clear of any parasites! Great news-no surprise.
I weighed them on my kitchen scales :o) They all weigh 3 lbs give or take 2 oz.
1-6-2015 pups are 3 weeks old today!
Can you tell them apart? I cannot.
1-7-2015 It is amazing how much the pups look like Cody & Daisy baby pics shown on www.OurRobbinsNest.com/OurGoldens.html1-10-2015 This is one of the girls three & a half weeks old. We have 3 girls & 3 boys available. Boys & Arya got their nails clipped.
1-11-2015 I finished everyone's nails. Several people have asked for pictures of females for sale. I apologize in advance for my photography. Female #1- Sorry this one is sold.
Female #2 - Sorry this one is sold.
Female #3 - Sorry this one is sold.
1-11-2015 Pups are eating Kirkland's Signature Puppy Food (from Costco).
1-12-2015 More pictures of available female
1-14-2015 All pups have been spot bathed. Some more that others. They keep putting their feet in the dog food bowl. Its new & they wear allot of it. So they get allot of spot baths these days. I don't get their heads wet yet--other that with a damp wash cloth. All Females are spoken for. We have 3 males available. I will have to start putting up more male pics.
Jan 15-2015 I usually feed the girls 3 at a time. You can tell I put 3 in earlier because they are playing instead of eating.
I will continue to let Daisy to feed about once a day/night up thru Tues (5 weeks).
Jan 16-2005 For the second night the pups slept from about 11p.m to 5:00a.m. So it does get better. I did not have to get up at 1:00 or 3:00. :o)
Jan 16 - Can you tell the pup....in the bowl...has had plenty to eat? (Gold back foot)
Jan 17 - BUSY day. Thanks to my daughter & son-in-law everyone got a REAL bath with blow dry & collars!
This is Aspen with her new red bow collar! Can you tell we woke her up?
This is Scout. Scout may have a job working @ the store with her new Mom. Scout has a collar with pink buttons.
This little boy has not found his parents yet. He is sporting a a Stud Muffin collar.
Jan 18 This is Miss Lily Rose w her ruffled bling!
Jan 18 - This is Ace sporting his blue BONES collar.
Introducing Arya. Area is finely fashioned in lavender bows.
Jan 18 - This is Sugar. Sugar will be flying 1st class to Arizona when her time comes. Sugar is wearing a ladybug collar. Sugar is not fond of being woke up to have her photo made.
Jan 18 - This is the Nichols baby. She has not yet been named. She is modeling a red & grey bone collar.
Jan 18 - This is the Ochoa pup. He does not yet have a name. He is going to live in the Houston area. Mr Ochoa is sporting classic black.
Jan 19 - Good Morning World from the pups. After breakfast (see below), we had our nails done & our spot baths. So because there are nine of us & that takes awhile, we are now ready to eat again!
Tips for the day. Use a butter knife or fork & fluff up the food once the squash it flat & then they will finish it. They squash it, but they do not want to eat it that way.
Also when trying to clean dirty papers before they attach you. Fold over the bad part & then tear it out or pull it out. They are really getting fast & when they see you coming, they want attention. They know I am the food lady & the sky lift to the outside world!
Jan 20 This is what morning looks like @ the Robbins Resort.
Jan 20 Supper.
Do not worry about the scratching. We do NOT have fleas. Some of us are rebelling about having to wear a collar.
Jan 21 - Here is the aftermath of our evening meal & we started all clean!
Jan 22 - After breakfast. All pups have passed out! Look at Scout, Lily Rose, & Aspen guarding the food. Lily Rose in middle...on top of the bowl. You can see part of Aspens bow on her collar.
Jan 25 - Good morning from the pups! With them in the open topped whelping box, they wake up when the sun comes up. So my tip is make their sleeping area dark until you want to get up.
Jan 25 - This is my grandson (Colton) playing with the pups. I think he likes them.
With the help of my daughter & son-in-law, We have started potty training...basically run them outside as soon as they wake up. We have been quite successful. We just bring them in one by one as we know they are done.
Jan 26 - I called the vet this morning to see if they have had parvo in there. And then I asked if they had had any other commutable diseases in. All looks good for tomorrow morning. I am taking 4 boxes. Two empty & two with pups. They have already agreed to assist me in the process. I am taking in 4 stool samples so they will not take it from them. (Scares them and it is humiliating.)
Jan 27 - The vet visit went well! No paracites of any kind found, coccidia, worms, or otherwise. All pups were checked-out. They are emailing me a list of all the points they check. What I saw was him checking their mouths, hips & joints, feeling for cysts, listening to their hearts, taking their weight, & he took all their temperatures. They all had their shots & got wormed anyway...as usual. He recommends a 3-4 week follow up with your local vets. He is going to email all their weights, temperatures, and a list of what all he checks today & specifics on what the 1st round of shots is. I wanted a list of his checkpoints or I could have already had their weights & temps. So more coming soon! He gave me an A+. He said it is rare to have such a healthy litter. We are blessed. I think my key to success is to keep them clean & keep the parents current on their heartwort & flea meds.
Jan 27 - Health Record
Jan 28 - This is what we do at 6 weeks old. Some sleep, others make sure they do not.
Jan 31st - I finally figured out why I am not posting as much. It takes more time to get them all fed & keep them all clean & fixed up these days. Nine is a HUGE family!
I am still trying to take them out in the grass as much as possible.
The only one still awake is Aspen & she is now asleep also.
This is what is left of their 2nd bowl of food for breakfast. They did make it thru the night all night. They are hungriest in the mornings!
Now there would not be room for Daisy in the pool! Yes, she still wants in there. They have been weaned for a long time now & Daisy is getting her girlish figure back together!
Feb 1 - Yes, we all have food all over us, especially food face!
Lily Rose - Too funny she blinked at the flash in one! Yes, still food faced.
More pics tomorrow. My phone is dead. Sorry. I did not forget everyone else.
Yes! Cody & Daisy got their Heartguard today....Heart Worm pills are VERY important, even for house dogs!
Sorry Momo, I should have washed your face first---food face. :o)
Feb 3 - Regarding food: I am still feeding Kirkland's Signature puppy food (moistened) and you should feed puppy food until they are a year old. (You can gradually change them over to just dry dog food....not moistened.) So you put warm water in the bowl. Add dry dog food and wait about 5 minutes and then give it to him/her. I have been feeding at 6:00a.m., 10-11:00a.m., 3-4p.m., and about 8-9:00p.m. Because you only have one, I would try about a cup full first thing in the morning and about one half cup the other feedings. Taper from there. Once the food has sat out an hour or so, take it up and give it to your other dog or throw it away. You do not want them eating soured food.
If you think they are not eating well enough then start putting the warm water in the bowl and adding a spoon full of canned food. Mush it up. I push it thru a fork and mix in water. Add dry food. Feed after about 5 minutes (moistened/water absorbed). I have added Kirklands Signature Chicken and Rice Formula (canned food) for Dogs.
Puppy food would probably be better. Pedigree Puppy canned food would be OK. But if trying new food and your pups stool gets soft, then it is too rich. Mix less canned food in or switch brands. Iams is famous for runny stools. My parents used to say feed them all they will eat in 10-15 minutes. I leave the bowl out. I have been giving them at least a bowl of water between each feeding. It is best to keep the water bowl full. With Potty training, you may want to monitor when they drink so you know when to let them out.
Table scraps: I do not feed table scraps. Once you start, they will beg and never leave you alone. They may even take food from your childrens hands. So beware, you are creating a problem if you feed them table scraps. When I order drive thru and eat in the car, the dogs do not bother me because I do not feed table scraps. So they do not expect them.
They like to go out. Take them as much as you can---every 2-3 hours. Praise them for doing their business outside. I always ask them if its a business trip or a field trip. Then I praise them for taking care of business and pet them allot.
Regarding crying: Your pup is used to 8 brothers and sisters. Being alone will be tramatic for them. They are going to cry the first night or so. They are used to laying all over each other. So best not to give them a huge open area to sleep in. I hold mine. I sing to them. I talk to them. Think of soothing a baby, what would you do. If you bought them a big nice crate that will be great when they get older. For now (until they grow into it), put a cardboard box or something in it to take up some of the extra space. They chew when they are bored. So give them something they are allowed to chew on and not something they can choke on. They want what you have so play with the toys with them.
Other dogs/cats: Introduce them to other animals slowly and supervised to be sure all goes well. Most likely the pup will want to play with your other animals. The pup may wear them out. Do NOT feed them together unsupervised. Food and you are the main sources of conflict. Everyone wants your attention. Existing animals are not used to having to share. So go slow and it will work out. But separate them for mealtime. I give extra food to other dogs.
I do not consider myself a pro, I have had MANY dogs over the year though. My parents did raise and show dogs all my life. Feel free to email questions and pictures. I have sent and posted many pics. Please send me some. Google has become my best friend. Google has many answers to just about anything. Once you search Google, you can pick which answer you like and go with it. :o)
Feb 8 - We only have 4 pups waiting on their parents. The first one to go has a message to pass on. They bought a "big catepillar" at Krogers and Ace loves it and sleeps well.
Feb 10 - Lily Rose is going home today. She is resting up after her bath & toe nail trim.
Scout, Sugar, & Baby Ochoa anxiously await their new families.
Abby is pleased as punch in her new home.
Happy Arya in her new home
Aspen is doing quite well in her new home. I am sorry I am not smart enough to get the pics off my phone messages to post her.
MoMo is doing quite well, as well. He slept thru the night. He is working on potty training & chaising the kids around. :o)
Feb 11 - Lily Rose is also doing well. Still guarding the food bowl in her sleep. Hungry girl. :o)
Feb 14 - All pups have been happily placed in their new homes. I hope to continually hear how they are doing.
Feb 15 - Sugar ended up being Sandy.....just for your records of siblings.
03-01-2015 Baby Ochoa/Gus/..... is settling into his permanent family.
June 2015 Ace has won 1st place 2 out of 2 shows.
July 12, 2015 Aspen
04282016 - Sandy Today
Dec 2016 Lily Rose from litter #1
Here is Mickey!
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