One week old, rolly polly

Yesterday brought the one week mark for the puppies. All of them are hanging around two pounds and growing like bad weeds! I had to make some corrections to the original blog. There are 5 girls and 1 boy (not 3). I guess in my head-cold induced state I couldn’t do math. Unfortunately we now have 4 girls and 1 boy. One of the girls succombed to a common birth defect on Wednesday morning, under the care of our vet. It’s always sad to lose one, but we’re grateful for the healthy puppies we do have.

Lillian continues to be a great mom and the puppies are clean and well fed. She’s had the opportunity to get some exercise this week which always makes it easier to lay around and nurse puppies. She is a pro at navigating around them in the whelping box. She’s also a very level headed mom. Sometimes momma dogs like to wrap their babies up in the blankets to try hiding them. This is very stressful for us (as you can imagine!). Lillian feels very secure about her puppies and seems to enjoy spending time with them.

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