I'm just beginning to see some real changes occur within the litter. The pups are gaining strength daily, are just beginning to sit up and their eyes are in various stages of opening. They continue to sleep for the most part unless they're feeding but I decided, being that I had some extra time on my hands, today would be a good day to open and publish each pups individual page. White Male is the star of the show as he was the only pup who sat up long enough to have his picture taken. The individual pup pages can be found under the September 2014 litter tab and will be added to as the pups grow and change as I have done with the previous litters.
Weights are once again taken and posted, nails clipped for the first time and new collars are made and fitted. In weighing the pups it becomes evident, as I suspected, that Purple is falling behind in growth and weight and warrants keeping a close eye on.
The pups who are growing like weeds, are doing great. Their tails are healing nicely and the pups themselves are beginning to plump up and are getting around within their whelping pool with increased agility!
The first of a series of weights are taken and documented. All pups are suckling and thriving and once again, Lexi proves to be an exceptional mom. The pups received their first vet check today which included tail docking and dew claw removal. And I secured an appointment for their ears to be cropped.
A decision is made! I've had a chance to see several of Lexi's pups from previous litters and must say I'm impressed. Not only by their looks but by the reports I receive from ecstatic owners. Together Navigator and Lexi have produced some outstanding dogs! Dogs with awesome temperaments, dogs that are great with kids and dogs that turn heads! Exactly the traits that I strive for. I didn't want to pass up an opportuniy to have for myself one such pup! So, with Lexi's 3rd litter, the result of a repeat breeding between Navigator Betelges and Lovely Alexus, the time has come.