I really have to thank my friend John Lacy for coming over last night instead of going to Kennel Club to help me take two week pictures....John as wiggly and fidgety as these pups were last night I think we did a damn good job and to even think about trying to do them myself ......well that would have been a joke for sure!
As you can see by the pictures they are really starting to grow, pigment is coming in on their nose and their eyes are opening and I do believe today they are starting to actually see something. My dad, bless his heart came over today to watch the puppy's so I could go to the office and just do what needed to be done. I am so very thankful for having the best ever employee's, you guys are awesome and things are going smoothly for that I am very much grateful to be able to be home, taking care of these guys.
The puppies are eating more, which means they are sleeping for longer periods of time....YEAH!!! Ivie is spending more and more time away from them and this morning she wasn't even concerned when Aunt Brandy came back to check on things. Normally when this happens, Ivie just pushes past Brandy and gets between her and the puppies to let her know...these are MY puppies! I think the time away from them is a good thing for her, then when she does come in she is more attentive and spends more time letting them nurse. They still are not getting enough by Ivie but they have taken to the bottle like there is no tomorrow. Today I watched White Boy just suck down 4 ounces of milk in nothing flat. Speaking of which, guess who is the biggest? Yep, White boy he weighed in last night at 3 lbs 12.6 ounces and the smallest is still little purple girl, but she is gaining ground at 2 lbs 11.5 ounces. She is going to be a fun little dog, she is fiesty and just pushes her way past her big brothers and doesn't let them knock her out of the picture, it is just fun to watch. I am still on the hunt for my flip camera and if I can find it I will take a couple of videos and post on U tube for everyone. Someone said I should get a web cam! Really!!!! The last thing I want is for anyone to see me bleary eyed in the middle of the night trying to take care of puppies....maybe in a future litter but don't hold your breathe on this one.
Tonight I am noticing that they actually look like they are starting to play with each other. They are licking each other in the face and I saw pink girl try to bite lime boy, either that or she thought he might be something to eat. I think the next few days are going to be lots of fun.