Rocking the kitchen with the new puppy toy bought for being such good puppies during their first car ride and vet visit. Make sure your volume is on for this one!
January 2, 2013 Sleep, Puppy, Sleep
Over the past two weeks the puppies were having some really fussy nights not wanting to go to bed, crying through the night and waking up to dirty beds. With all the mess caused by the new pellet bedding that we were trying, we decided it just wasn't working so changed the puppy box over to the wire puppy pen. They have all let me know they approve this move by complaining to be put to bed at night if we are late, going straight to sleep and having clean fur and beds in the morning.
SLEEP, SWEET PUPPIES, SLEEP
January 1, 2013 Happy New Year
December 21, 2012 Mr. Mom
We've had some some serious snow today which Quinn and the puppies took full advantage of!
December 16, 2012 Moments of Chaos
These last few days have been a very busy time for us all now that the pups have move out of the whelping box into the kitchen and a bigger play pen. Now the real work begins and a mop and bucket becomes an added appendage. Solid food has also been introduced as well as short trips to the great outdoors to begin exploring and set some foundations for housetraining. The puppies also enjoyed lots of love and attention this weekend and were on their very best behavior for their first visit with new families to-be. I however have evidence that their quiet, calm, sleepy act cannot be maintained for very long.
December 8, 2012 CKC Registered Name Choices
In order to individually register puppies with the CKC all puppies must be have a unique registered name to go along with their microchip number. I will be registering this litter with the CKC using a Northern Lights/Star theme due to the wonderful display we watched on the night Quiver was whelping. The following is a list for you to choose from. Of course your choice in a Call Name does not have to match the Registered Name it's just a personal choice for those who would like them to match.
Please pick and email me 2 name choices in order of preference for your puppy's registration papers. Names in any colour other then black are all ready reserved.
7.Eden's Dancing Lights
(Reserved Kelly & John)
6.Eden's Aurora Borealis
(Reserved April & Mack)
5.Eden's Ribbons In The Sky
(Reserved Fran & Hazen)
4.Eden's Northern Lights
(Reserved Graham and Cindy)
3.Eden's Solar Wind
(Reserved Lindsay and Dave)
2.Eden's Northern Dawn
(Reserved Dave and Jenna) 1.Eden's Night On Fire
(Reserved Sarah and Andrew)
December 8, 2012 Nibble Nibble
Although it is difficult to see from the picture the puppies sharp little eye teeth have started to bud. Mom is now nursing them standing up which helps strengthen the puppies but it also allows her a quick getaway if they become too rough. Their ears are still closed however they are at the stage where they become really excited and run to see us when we talk to them or make any noises.
December 4, 2012 Pups learning to play
December 1, 2012 We Have A Voice!
We Have A Voice!
Although the pups ears are still closed they can hear themselves in a muffled fashion and are starting to respond to each others cries, yips, howls, whines and growls.
Now that their eyes are fully open they are all up walking on all fours and are even beginning to mouth each other in their first attempts to initiate play
November 26, 2012 Eye's Nose Fingers and Toes
Eye's, Nose, Paws and Toes
On Friday day 10, imagine my surprise to see one of the pups up on all fours walking, or at least doing what passes for puppies walking with a zig and a zag here and there! Normally this starts to happen after the puppies eyes open around two weeks of age. Today, day 13, a few of the pups have their eyes completely open and the rest of the pups should follow in the next 12 hours but all are attempting to stand up and walk to get from point A to B.
November 21, 2012 1 week Old
First Week Of Changes
The pups are now a week old and the newborn pink is changing over to a lovely, dark black pigment on the noses, eyes, foot pads and lips. They have been gaining steadily all nicely doubling their birth weight. Today their toenails have all been clipped for the first time and their id collars have been changed to coloured bands.
November 18, 2012 Day 03 2012
At this time the puppies cannot regulate their own body temperature nor can they hear or see so are restricted to touch and smell in order to find mom and the milk bar. Although the puppies are sleeping for up to 90% of time their little bodies are still very active with muscle twitches and tremors. This is what's known as "activated sleep" and a joy to see as it is a process that helps build up their muscles and nervous system. All that twitching is a good sign that the pups are doing just fine.
Notice the pups umbilical cords have all dried up and fallen off.
November 15, 2012 Day 2
Basket Full Of Puppies
Thepuppies were all waiting for me to finish changing their whelping box and I just couldn't resist grabbing the camera to snap a few pictures.
They have been weighed today to ensure they are all nursing properly and were found to have gained on average three ounces each!
November 14, 2012 Quiver's Puppies Arrive!
Quivers Puppies Have Arrived !
It was a long night with 3 females and 4 males arriving early Wed morning between the hours of 4:00 am and 10:00 am. I'm happy to say mom and puppies are now resting comfortably. I on the other hand have been making due with quick catnaps beside them since their arrival so I'am looking forward to a well deserved sleep myself.
November 14, 2012 Quiver And Quinn Puppies Nov. 2012
QUIVER BEGINS TO SHOWING SIGNS THAT PUPPIES WILL BE ARRIVING WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS
In the whelping box, out of the box. On the couch, off the couch. In the house, out of the house. Around and around we go, where the first puppy will land we just don't know. On the plus side the Northern Lights and shooting stars are giving us a wonderful night time show.