Wednesday, April 23, 2008

They're Growing!

Miss Raspberry

The Dream Team seems to have turned the corner and have gone from struggling to thriving. It's so wonderful to watch them now. All of our efforts have resulted in fat, happy pups. What a relief!

Miss Raspberry hit 2 pounds this morning, a big milestone. Mr Black is gaining ground and is now at 1 pound 10 ounces. Both pups nurse until they are full rather than running out of energy before they run out of room. Corey, as always is a doting mom, who has enough but not too much milk. Life is finally back to normal!

Both pups have their eyes open now but are pretty myopic. We call this the Mr Magoo stage--they can see but only a little. We are still keeping the room dark to allow their eyes to gradually adapt to the light. Neither can hear yet but that should happen over the next few days.

Corey is still adding "pups" to the whelping box. Yesterday was the day to add toys according to our schedule so Corey is taking this task very seriously. We have the Green "Labrador" (the toy she chose right after Miss Yellow and Miss Red went home), a Christmas reindeer, a gray bear, a birthday cake (she literally chose that the day they were born), a yellow hedgehog, a green bone and now a pheasant (of course). Guess Corey wanted a litter of nine, just like the Wind litter. The pups aren't interacting with the toys yet but will do so over the next few days. I'll try to capture some of their initial play antics on video, if I can.

Speaking of video, I'm posting their first video on the Blog site as soon as I figure out how :-). OK, I can't get the video on the side so here it is:

That's all for now!

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