I wish I would have taken my camera.
It was lunchtime. She had just finished eating and felt solid and full! Reggie's still tube feeding her but reports she took to the bottle last night when offered it by Reggie's daughter and attempted to lap when her re-placer was offered in a bowl. All music to my ears! After seeing her today, I have no further doubts that I did the best possible thing I could have done for her by leaving her in Reggie's care. I also have no doubt we'll be seeing more of Precious Purple. In preparation to leave I placed the pup back in her box along with a fresh towel carrying the scent of her litter mates. Reggie and I continued to chat and Purple, standing on her back legs clambered and clawed attempting to escape her temporary habitat. When I say she looks fabulous I'm not kidding. She's alert, active, solid and strong! Seeing her made my day!!! This weekend I'll be working and Purple will be included in a get away Reggie had previously planned; to visit with and celebrate her mom's birthday. With that said, Purple will be experiencing her first camping trip. Yep that's right, believe it or not, at 2 1/2 weeks of age, she's goin' camping!!! Fortunately though, there's an RV involved because Purple, simply due to her age, still requires a heating pad to stay warm. My fear today is that this is going to be one rotten pup when it's all said and done. Yep, spoiled rotten to the core! :-)
I had planned a couple days ago to only post about Purple on her individual page and figured everyone would eventually discover the posts. That's still my plan, at least until she rejoins the litter but for today, she's way more than earned a spot on the blog! Yay!