June 5, 2015
I do not know how exhausting must be to raise new born human babies, but trust me it is pretty crazy here with these seven puppies.
Our C-litter will be two weeks old tomorrow and their care has been intensifying as they grow every day and approach the end of their neo-natal period (1-14 days). Changing clean sheets, getting up twice in the middle of the night to make it sure that Agyag feeds them. The daily Dr. Bataglia exercise is in its eleventh day tomorrow. Daily body weight measurements, checking room temperature and turning heat lamp on and off as Agyag moves in and out of the whelping box because the new borns still cannot regulate their body temperature.
The major milestones to report about are that they have started opening their eyes and as of today, every single pup has become member of the “Twenty-Ounce Club.” Tuesday they were still crawling and this morning some of them marched to Agyag to nurse as one walks into a Starbucks for a cup of coffee. In no time they will be outside on the fresh green grass to enjoy the great (limited) outdoor. It is pretty fascinating to see the effect of their opening eyes. Each dog has become much more active and inquisitive of their surroundings. They start discovering our wonderful world.
In the same time, Mama Agyag is doing well. She has been eating three times a day and she is pretty demanding when her bowl gets empty. Her energy level is up and has been out to herd twice a day.
I’ll be leaving for a week on Monday, therefore, I will miss the pups’ third week. While I am gone Laszlo, Marika and Martha will take care of them.
After all, it takes a whole village to raise seven Pumi pups…