Wednesday, October 17, 2012
3 weeks old
Sorry, just one pic to share. The pups are doing well, but have been high maintenance the last few days. Lots of supplimental feeding (bottle and canned food) and lots of laundry. The pups are still in the small pen in my bedroom, and are clueless about the litter box, although they seem to be favoring the one corner of the pen closest to the litter box as the preferred toileting area. Thirty plus pounds of rapidly growing puppies makes for lots of bedding changes. The pups all gained at least 1 lb last week. Denver is the big boy at 4 lbs 9 oz, he also had the most impressive weekly weight gain (1 lb 9 oz). Carson is still the small pup at 3 lbs 9 oz and Teller weighed 3 lbs 10 oz. Most of the pups weigh 4 lbs and a few ounces. Carson and Teller still require private nursing, especially now that Juliette is encouraging the pups to nurse while she stands. This really favors the bigger, stronger pups. Juliette is eating 9 cups of high calorie kibble per day, plus hard boiled egg and chicken, and is still ravenous. This weekend, I will move the pups into the big puppy pen and introduce the pups to soaked puppy kibble.