All in all we had a good day and look forward to more tomorrow!
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Round two of wormers... weekly weights... and individual photos done! I also added several group photos. The link for those follows the individual pup pages right below the boys. I got some great ones, some pretty good ones and some that were decent. Silver seemed a little sleepy and I think it was dinner time for Red because she wasn't very cooperative. If I can find the time I may have a retake with her tomorrow. By the time dinner was over I was running out of time for Black and some of the pups got short changed in the group photos. The pups enjoyed their outdoor adventure today and they're getting more sociable by the day. They are basically underfoot any chance they get and have discovered it's fun to play with the mop too! I've decided to forgo the pup corrals indoors for now. The pups will have the run of the bedroom that isn't occupied by furniture and I'll keep the ugodogs down. They continue to use them but have a ways to go to master things. They are eating up a storm and staying quite consistent with their weight gains. All but 2 pups are over 5 pounds. Soon they will be in the double digits. They really start to gain rapidly once they're on solid food.
All in all we had a good day and look forward to more tomorrow!
And a great day it was! I'm sure everyone is counting the weeks, soon to be counted as just days. You've reached the half way mark. The pups turned 4 weeks old today and we celebrated!
It started as a normal morning; coffee, everyone fed and some tidying up. Then came the visits. Michaela and Chase came to meet their pup "Blue" and we had visits from Sharon and Jared, as well as Nicole and Bryan and their two boys to take a look at the girls. Jen and Nick came to check out the boys. The day started out a little on the chilly side but by late afternoon it warmed up enough to get some of the pups outside for their first outdoor adventure. Fortunately we had our rain yesterday and blue skies today! It seemed everyone including the pups enjoyed the visits. Lots of cuddling and uhh... sleeping content pups!
Well I'm happy to report the pups are doing a much better job of eating semi solid food. Appetite is picking up! While I can't say they're licking their bowls clean they are eating 4 meals a day and the bulk of what's offered them. Next step kibble.
I'm sorry to say my dryer has had enough. Next stop laundry mat. Boo!
So, let me guess, yesterdays update was probably a bit of a let down after three days of no photos. One little ole picture! But, it is a cute one you'll have to give her that.
I've gotta tell ya, your pups are amazing... I'm becoming jealous! Wish I were keeping one for myself. I get through by telling myself, "I'll keep one someday; when the time is right". Anyway, these little rascals are getting spunky and quite playful. Not only are they playing together, much to my delight they're starting to play with me as well. And I'm seeing a bit of attitude which is hilarious. They're starting to teach each other proper puppy etiquette and at times can sound down right vicious. They're settling in well to their corral and now come to the gate when I go in the room and call them. Still sleeping in the kiddie pool at night.
In case you didn't notice, I've added a new page, hence the title of today's post. I've been meaning to create a testimonial page for awhile, just never got around to it. I've received many updates about pups from the last litter; some over the phone, some by e-mail and some as posts to my Doberman Facebook page. But the e-mail I received a couple days ago demanded a testimonial page. So there you have it. Please take a moment to read what Jan had to say. I think it will make your day! It certainly made mine! I'll most likely try and copy and paste the ones on Facebook here too but right now.... I'm going to bed.
See some of you Sunday. And if anyone else wants to take a Sunday drive and get a sneak peek at what's headed your way, give me a buzz.
Forgot to mention, I replied to the comments you guys have made over the past few days. Although I may be slow to respond to them, I always read them and appreciate them. Thanks.
Just a quick check in; the pups are taking priority right now and until they get to eating kibble on their own, the updates may become a bit less detailed and frequent. I promise though I'll throw something on here tomorrow including some photos if they'll cooperate. We're going to have a visit from Michaela and her boyfriend and possibly Nick and his girlfriend Sunday. I'm open to a general open house if others are interested. From here on out I'll probably be on a weekend schedule @ work so weekend visits are going to be tough. Think about it and let me know.
It's been a busy few days here @ GMBD's. Lots of changes. Lexi is leaning toward weaning the pups and is spending considerably less time with them. It seems a bit early but they're in good hands and all is well. For about a week now, I've been rotating them in groups of 5 and 6 a few times a day to avoid the scrap. It seemed logical to me that they were burning as many calories just trying to "get in" as they were consuming and it didn't seem their determination, as a whole, would be very pleasant for Lex. As you can see in the slideshow below, they were started on their Puppy Pate this morning. They did a pretty good job of chowing down for the first go round. They also got pretty messy and did a fair job of trashing their new collars and the room but they seemed to enjoy themselves. I mixed up another batch this afternoon expecting them to be even more eager but they actually showed less interest. Like I said though, I think it's still a bit early. I'll keep offering it 2-3 times a day and within a few days they should be going for it like there's no tomorrow.
I've changed the puppy training pads within the ugodog a few times since adding it yesterday and it's definitely seeing lots of use. The bedding continues to get wet but mainly around the vicinity of the ugo. The pups have a particular area where they bed down and that area and the area around it remains essentially dry. I'm hopeful the pups will eventually use the ugo and only the ugo as the spot to relieve themselves. If they catch on to the idea it should make potty training them a breeze!
I found some of the pups out of the pool a couple days ago and on a few occasions since but it was always when Lexi was in the room. I figured they where first climbing on her back and then up and over the side. I wasn't able to witness them getting out until yesterday. Their motivation was food... climbed over to get some while Lex was wondering about the room. Throughout the day I walked in a few times to find all the pups out. Tomorrow I will be setting up at least one of the corrals and start to transition them out of the kiddie pool.
Hope all is well with each of you!
And I say, "Good Morning Sunshine! You little Devil." In The light of a new day, Red is exactly where a good dog should be, curled up right along side the bed. She's just getting an earlier start than I expected. Please excuse the jeans on the floor. It was a late night and they didn't quite find their way to the hamper. I keep promising updates, and in fact I have some but need to get to Home Depot to gather some supplies for the next phase of puppy rearing....
I added the ugodog to the puppy pool yesterday and it's been interesting watching the pups reaction to it. The jury's still out but there is concrete evidence that it's had some use. I'll provide updates as the days go by on how well the pups are doing with it.
As I said, I'd get some photos up on each pups page before the end of the day. Well I'm going to be down to the wire for sure. Capturing these little monsters was a challenge to say the least. I rigged up a box to keep them from immediately wondering outside of my viewing area. And it worked; sort of! Sorry it's so late for those of you that have been checking. Unfortunately I'm going to be at it for awhile. I have some general updates too but will hold off on those until tomorrow. Your pups are doing great!
The pups were all snuggled and re-weighed today. Yellow has taken the lead and we no longer have a lightweight! Everyone also received a new collar and you may notice some of the collar colors have changed. Specifically, White is now Silver. Maroon is now Baby Blue. Brown is now Hot Pink and Tan is Pink. The webbing that I was able to get didn't quite match up with the original Velcro colors. These will actually be easier for you to identify specific pups within the group photos and they are also much easier to adjust. They look a little big on them right now but I assure you they will quickly grow into them! Still working on grounds maintenance, burning leaves etc. but as promised, I'll have photos of each pup posted on their individual pages by tomorrow night.
Hey Nick, I was reviewing comments on the administrator and noticed the comment you made regarding Elk Antlers was placed in the Spam folder. I'm not sure why.... I approved it and it's now visible but it's buried back there a ways so I'd like to bring it to the forefront. You made a good purchase! Antlers are the main item my dogs have to gnaw on around here. They're fairly expensive but worth it because they last a long time! I highly recommend them! The dogs love them and they're natural and safe. Just make sure, like any other chewy, that they get tossed before they become so small they could accidentally get lodged in the throat. You can send the pieces to me for future litters. ;-) Actually you can give them to friends that have small dogs. The pups will be enjoying the ones my dogs chewed down too small to be safe for them. They may not show much interest in them till they're about ready to venture off ; we'll see!
Welcome to the group Virgilio and congrats on your decision to add a Dober-Girl to your family! You will love having one to call your own! Please feel free to reply to posts and comments or ask questions should they arise. As always I'm also pretty much always available by phone as well. :-)
Good Morning! Figured it was time to check in before any of you begin to wonder! I assure you everything is going swimmingly in the kiddie pool! The pups awareness and activity increase daily. They are beginning to play a bit with each other and mouth each other a lot. And they're getting more vocal. They're still pretty quiet in general, but occasionally I'll hear what sounds like a "real" dog bark! They are adorable! At times I jump in the kiddie pool with them and they climb all over and around me with interest! They are enjoying being held and love gentle body massages! Brown, the smallest pup at the last weigh in, may end up being the firecracker of the bunch! She's probably the most playful at this point. I'm hoping to get their individual photos posted by Monday and will post here when I'm done to let everyone know they're available. It's somewhat of a challenge to get decent photos of them at this age.
In case anyone noticed, we lost one of our fellow Doberman lovers. Robin and Kevin called to report they are having some problems with their current dog in the mobility department. Their vet advised against a pup at this time stating it wouldn't really be fair to or good for Daisy. Robin and Kevin have been on the wait list since last December and had already named and bought things for the little guy they've been waiting for. They were obviously saddened to withdraw but when it comes right down to it, they made the right decision. I have to agree with their Vets assessment as I know how rambunctious Doberman pups can be in their play.
Well, that's news for the day. I'm off to go brush an Affie and then deal with some more leaves! Yeeha! Hope you enjoy todays photo and slideshow!
New weights are posted and there are no big surprises there. Brown has taken the position of lightweight. I noticed with my last litter the lightest pup varied from one week to the next for awhile but some trends stayed somewhat steady. Blue and Tan are trending and seem serious about giving the gents a run for their money. In fact both have surpassed one of the males and Blue is closing in on the second. It's hard to believe these pups will most likely be crawling out of the whelping pool within a week (my bet is on red) and playing and ready to go outside in two. They change so incredibly fast. Each of the pups received their wormer today. They weren't real fond of it. I assume because it's the first thing they've tasted other than moms milk. Past experience tells me they will eagerly lap up the second dose in 2 weeks. Some of you asked questions in the comments section of the post two days ago. I finally got around to answering them today. Sorry for the delay. With that, I'm going to go devour some Corned Beef and Cabbage and finish up the evening hanging with Lex, the pups and a movie.
Wow.... It's been a busy couple days here @ GMBD's! I finally finished the enclosure that leads to the large dog run and have decided a good name for it is "The Den". It turned out well and the dogs are going to love it!!! Thought I'd toss in a couple pictures of the Azaleas for a splash of color.... wish they lasted longer but they remind me each year that Spring is just around the corner ;-)
Now to get on with what you're all waiting for. The pups! I spent an hour or so this morning just watching them while I enjoyed my coffee. I discovered Black has learned how to lick and spent some time grooming Brown who seemed to love it! Not sure if I mentioned it earlier but all the pups eyes are open; some better than others. They continue to sleep a lot, grumble, whimper and groan. And they stretch... puppy isometrics I guess. Their effort seems to be paying off. They're getting stronger by the day and they're walking. Well sort of anyway. Basically, they walk a couple steps and then fall over. They're getting quick though. This morning when Lexi stepped in the pool to feed, they seemed very excited and in the process of trying to be the first to get to her they were essentially flipping all over the place. They reminded me of a bunch of fish out of water. Funny! The thought occurred to me this morning that there's something about Red. Something a little unique. I decided she was the most agile. This evening I discovered, not only is she agile, she's smart as hell for a 2 week old pup!!!! Tonight when Lex got in the pool to feed, all the pups seemed a bit slower to respond. Lexi layed down and of course it didn't take long for them to sense her presence and start to arouse. Red blew me away though! Agile as she is, she climbed up Lexi's neck onto her back. From there, she essentially "ran" the length of her back using the side of the pool for balance and went straight for the jugs toward the back! Seems she has discovered and remembered that that's were the bulk of the milk is and it's less work to get your fill! I was impressed to say the least!!!! So at just two weeks old we're starting to see a glimpse of personality. Tomorrow will be a big day for the pups. It's time for weights again and they will receive their first of a series of wormers. Today they had their first manicure! Took the tips off of their sharp little nails as they were starting to mark up my girl! They tolerated it very well and each got a snuggle afterwards! Sweet dreams...... I need some zzz's
Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Your pups are two weeks old today and I'd love to hear how all of you are doing. Two weeks down, six to go! Are you prepared. Find yourself buying stuff, toys etc in anticipation? Are you window shopping or maybe you already have plenty of toys etc. on hand from previous or current furbabies??? Maybe you're excited? Any second thoughts/buyers remorse out there? I hope not and doubt it, but now would be the time to speak up. While I say deposits are non-refundable after a certain point, my main concern is that each of these pups is welcomed wholeheartedly into their next and and I sincerely hope "forever" home. I say deposits are non-refundable in order to weed out those who aren't serious or maybe a little bit on the fence. I just don't want a bunch of surprises when the pups are eight weeks old and ready for their next step. With that said, the stage is yours and inquiring minds want to know.... How are you? Sorry I had no entry yesterday. I took the day off from the computer and started work on the dog run I mentioned a couple days ago. Trying to get as much done as possible while Lexi remains the main caregiver of the brood. I'll get a pupdate of some variety or another up by days end today..... ;-)
I've added an entry to each pups individual page. I must say, they are very generic at this time. The entries will be much more individualized as we travel through the upcoming weeks. I plan to update each pups page with a weekly photo as I did with Lexi's previous litter.
It's fun to watch them change from one week to the next.
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