Thursday, July 7, 2011

First Photos

First off, I want to thank all of you who have sent your good wishes and that have prayed for us. It has been a roller coaster 48 hours.

We almost lost Snickers sue to excessive blood loss yesterday. I took her back to the vet today for a check up as I was very worried about her still. We all were having flashbacks, esp. for the staff at my vet clinic.

Snickers needs tons of R & R as these pups took so much out of her. I went and bought the highest calorie dog food I could find (Abady, 800 kcal per cup - retailer was an hour away) and I am feeding her lots of yummy ice cream and yogurt with it.

This is the Special Sundae for Snickers. Abady food topped with 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and dehydrated liver "cherry on top".

Now, on to the puppy photos!

The first born pup in the warming box accompanied by Pearl the Kitty.

The 3 blue girls. All have brindle points.

The 5 tan pointed tris. The lone boy is the furthest left.

The 3 brindle pointed tri girls.

There are no mismarks, and very few solid white collars.

A friend who raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis had a litter due today and the dam was only carrying 2-3 pups. They have offered to take some of our puppies to nurse and I think I am going to take her up on the offer, to give Snickers a break.


ronstew said...

I well remember your heartbreak, and will say a prayer for Snickers. Poor girl.

Taryn said...

I hope Snickers recovers quickly. Breeding is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Jules said...

Pups look great. Hopefully Snickers will improve dramatically in the next 24 hours. I hope she is enjoying her Abady food!

Dayna Barter said...

That's terrific that Snickers will have some help with the nursing. (For the ones who go to Auntie Pem, just tie a little tag around their tails that says "Please leave attached"!) ;-)

Tell Snickers to enjoy the food and the special treats. It's not often us ladies get to indulge like that.

penni said...

Whew! A heart-stopping couple of days. What a great group of puppies. I am so jealous that you have that many girls from which to choose. Best thoughts for Snickers.

notenuffcats said...

Prayers and good thoughts coming your way for Snickers and the pups. Babies all look beautiful!

Errol Sundelowitz said...

What great news that the litter has finally landed. Also good to hear that Snickers is enjoying her sundae supplements!

manymuddypaws said...

i am glad that Snickers is starting to feel better. thanks for the updates!

Gillian said...

I like those pink nails Holly!!

Crazy Cardiness said...

I'm sorry its been such a hard couple of days! I hope that mommy Snickers is well on the way to recovery now. The puppies are beautiful, good luck!

Léo said...

You must be exhausted as well. Holding good thoughts for Snickers and everyone else in your household.