Thursday, January 31, 2008

Weigh in at 10 days ..........................





Blue boy puppy weighs 1.31kg or 46.21 ounces.
















Yellow girl puppy weighs 1.19kg or 41.98 ounces.









White girl puppy weighs 1.07kg or 37.74 ounces.















Black boy puppy weighs 1.39kg or 49.03 ounces.

Puppy formation ............................





Puppies had placed themselves in this order:

Blue boy pup
Yellow girl pup
White girl pup
Black boy pup

10 day old puppies having a feast.......

Remember to turn sound on: You will hear one puppy grunting with another answering with their grunt. Puppy #4 is still sleeping. Note the pumping of the paws and the pulling of the nipples



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Day 10 and growing ..............................





Filling the warming box. Big boy puppy has a black collar on because he is no longer the bigger puppy with the second boy catching up in weight and size. Beginning to be harder to tell the boys apart hence the collar on one. With the girl puppies, one girl has a distinguishing white patch on chest which looks very much like a seven in this picture.







Puppies are always on the move even in their sleep as their positions keep changing making it a challenge to take pictures of a pose you want.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Taking a break ..........


Rose taking a break from the puppies deciding to test out her comfort on cot in whelping room.

Four puppies in basket .........

Size comparison showing how quickly puppies grow to fill the basket.
****CLICK on picture to increase size for a better view.

Puppies shown here are 4 days old.












Puppies shown here are 8 days old .........










Puppy headrest .............







Puppy using pig rail as head rest support.







Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Quiet time ........








Mom and puppy sharing a quiet moment ..........
















Puppy on puppy ......who gets to stay on their back.













Time to do clean up of whelping box ...........


Puppies in warming box kept warm by hot water bottles, or heating pad on low heat or heating lamp mounted above.








World beyond whelping box..........






Checking out was is outside the whelping box.......

Boy puppy climbing up blanket onto pig rail towards the opening of whelping box.







*** Click on picture to have a better view of Rose keeping an eye on puppy trying to make his escape......


Watchful Mom in background as boy puppy manages to get his head up onto pig rail.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Boys seperate from girls ........... Day 7


The puppies were not placed in these positions which is why the picture was taken. Boy with boy and girl with girl.



Black boy puppy sleeping along side blue boy puppy seen Rt. side corner.















Girl puppies sleeping side by side. White girl to the Lt. side. of picture. Yellow girl to Rt. side of picture.

Puppies are 7 days old


Collars have been taken off. Identification of each puppy is a small white mark/dot on different parts of the puppy's body. Black boy has the white mark on right side as noted in this picture.












This puppy has white mark on head which cannot be seen. Blue male puppy.










This is yellow girl puppy with obvious white dot on rear end.












White girl puppy has her own inherited white mark which is a white star on her chest.

Clean up time ...........







Rose trying to clean boy puppy who is moving away as fast as he can with blue boy puppy snoozing, littlest white girl puppy snacking and yellow girl resting after a feed.












Blue boy on top of little white girl with yellow puppy snuggled in close by.















Little white girl puppy with a white star on chest just like her mothe.








Yellow girl puppy .....











Two boy puppies hanging out together. First born black puppy on Lt. sd. with blue puppy on Rt.sd.

Weighing in of the biggest puppy.(first born)......







Biggest boy puppy has just about outgrown the tray used for weighing. Today he weighs 1.08 kil0grams.

Rose with her 7 day old puppies.......

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Introducing puppies at 5 days .





Black puppy at 5 days old.














Meet the littlest girl ..............................













This is white girl the littlest puppy.






Another girl puppy ........ ...







Meet yellow girl puppy .................................
This girl is a little bigger than the while girl puppy.











Second boy puppy .................







This is blue boy ..........












Friday, January 25, 2008

Sleeping weim puppy.....




Even while the puppies sleep they seem to be always moving. This pup started on its back a favorite weim position. If you click on picture to enlarge you will see the long nails with white ends which need to be cut. The nails are cut to avoid scratching the mother's stomach while nursing which could not only hurt but become infected.










Then rolls onto her side touching front paws to back paws








Only to stretch out again and stick out her tongue.












A different puppy with a different position. The pup is leaning against PVC piping which has been used to make a pig rail around the inside of the whelping box to prevent the pups from being pushed up against the box sides and squished by Mom.

Day 4 Weim puppies







Being together .........












Close up of puppy showing no opened eyes.

Day 4 in the life of a weim puppy







Rose surrounded by hungry puppies as soon as she gets into whelping box.

















Puppies are willing to adapt any position while nursing. The little girl puppy was flipped onto her back while maintaining her hold onto the nipple as bigger brother tunneled underneath her.









The favorite feeding station which all 4 puppies are competing for.
















All four have their own nipple after. Check out the suction of puppy second to the right of picture.









Flexibility of puppies while nursing, one curled the other stretched out.