Friday, October 3, 2008

Puppy Update #1

Emily's third litter was born Tuesday, September 30 starting at 5:30 am. By 9:30 she had delivered seven pups and then at 11:30 after I had already sent out the announcement she delivered a handsome young boy. He is the smallest, naturally, and I started supplementing with goat's milk today.

All the pups are larger than those in the last two litters, even my little straggler, quite vocal and active.

Emily is a very attentive mother and only today allowed Meora and Phoebe near the mud room off the kitchen where the whelping box is located.

We have six boys and two girls, quite a switch from the last two litters and four are already spoken for. I will wait for three or four weeks to determine which pup goes with which family as their personalities won't be evident until then.

Emily has a hearty appetite, eats four smaller meals a day as opposed to the usual two times a day. She is just this afternoon showing a desire to join the rest of her Carney 'pack' so usually parks herself halfway between the puppy room and our family room when the pups are sleeping.