Friday, November 27, 2009

Moving Day and Crossing 100!

The boys have crossed 100 hours, and I really, really hope that they are out of the woods. This morning they said goodbye to their dewclaws, and both handled it really well. Syd went along to have her incision checked out and to supervise. I know that things can happen in the blink of the eye, so I'm trying not to be over-confident, but I just really feel like these babies have to make it, and they are still gaining about an ounce a day.

Yesterday was moving day for Syd and the babies. I love, love, love the pool. It was a marvelous thing when I had to lean in and help with babies every 2 hours the first few days. I could scoot it around to get Syd where I could hold her head or reposition her. But Syd had a bad day yesterday, really restless and anxious, and I thought perhaps she would like the security of her box better than the pool. Turns out, she was just having a bad day, but it's all behind her now.

So the little family moved into the new puppy box. The boys are motoring around and moving on and off the SnuggleSafe and heating pad, and they seem to feel right at home. :-)


dreameyce said...

I'm so glad Syddy is being such a good Mommy, despite the challenges early on! Such a care off your shoulders, and a great sign.

I'm se excited that these boys are doing so great. How much you want to bet, that you end up keeping them both ;)

Joanna said...

It's wonderful that they're doing well.

Just FYI, that anxiousness and restlessness in the first few days of puppies is often a calcium deficiency. Are you supplementing right now with Tums or similar? If she starts it again, or pants or tries to move puppies around a lot, give her a couple of plain Tums or (ideally) oral-cal-plus.

And yes, there does need to be a what to expect when you're expecting for dogs.

Sarah said...

Thanks Joanna,

I'm not supplementing her with anything, and she is actually still not eating anything willingly yet. I took her to the vet with me, and he checked her over really well, and she's drinking plenty of water, so she's not dehydrated. I'm still force-feeding her canned food. I'll try adding calcium in some form to it. I hope she decides to eat soon!

Angela said...

Oh they are sooooo cute! I don't know how I have missed all of these posts about the babies. Just look at cute those little feet are!