Looks like some of you -most probably all are jones'n for a fresh set of pup pics. I assure you all pups are thriving under Majestic's watchful eye. And a couple days later than expected the construction crew has packed their tools and returned home. The project near it's completion leaving just some clean up and a little painting left to do. So basically, things are back to normal as there's always something to do around here. I'm sure that's the case for most of you too.
When I have a litter, I time things according to the developmental stages of my pups. My goal is to get everything caught up and in order while Mom is the main care taker. I, the master bedding changer and cuddler. In the early weeks I try and spend some time in the whelping box with the pups each day and of course they're handled regularly during bedding changes, weights and de-wormings and soon nail trims. In a couple weeks and going forward the pups will pretty much consume my life between feedings, photos, outings, updates and eventually visits and selections. Right now I'm taking advantage of the fact that they are less demanding of my time and attention.
But they're making great strides. They're walking if only minimally and are fairly eager to climb on my lap given the chance. They're barking... sometimes at me when I enter the room, sometimes at each other and sometimes it seems at nothing in particular. Just finding their voices. Tomorrow I'll obtain another set of weights but visually it appears each is gaining well and appropriately. Jess is still spending a great deal of time with them. I snapped a few photos before turning in for the night last night and will post those. Mainly as proof all is well. As Ellie said in comment, I think I've got my pup pals spoiled. :-) Especially those of you who've had a chance to watch previous litters come up. If you think I'm slacking, trust me, there will be photos. Many many photos going forward. Old habits die hard. Some never do. The bond I develop with my pups and rapport I build with their parents I suspect will be of the latter.
Looks like some are jumping the gun as far as dates go for selection. I don't usually tend to plan so far in advance other than generalities but the dates mentioned in the comments associated with my last post have been noted and I think can be honored. Will try and reach Lisa this evening, solidify and keep the ball rolling. Setting times for people to come choose their pup isn't normally too difficult... at least that's been my experience in the past. But an early start on scheduling is fine by me.