I want to apologize for being remiss in my posts. We had a bit of a tragedy here last Saturday that has taken up a considerable amount of my time. Once the puppies’ eyes opened and they began moving around I noticed the chocolate boy puppy demonstrating some unusual behavior. I had always bottle fed him as he was unable to nurse sufficiently to gain weight; though the bottle proved not to be a problem and he did gain weight nicely. However, after a few days of observing his unusual behavior and spending extra time trying to help him to no avail, I took him to my vet who immediately determined the pup had suffered a stroke either in the womb or during the trauma of birth. He strongly recommended I put him down as he had permanent brain damage. Of course I was crushed but knew it was the humane thing to do.
Anyway we are back on track and the other eight puppies are doing great! I thought I’d devote a separate post to each puppy….mainly because I have a hard time keeping them straight myself.
So here is puppy #1, a little boy. Keep going back in the posts to see the other seven!