First of all Baby Boy Blue wins the prize today for most photogenic. Even if his collar doesn't look particularly blue anymore. And this photo wasn't even taken today, but Sunday. Surprising how dirty they get in such a short span of time. I placed the collars Saturday evening when I weighed them and already dirty by Sunday. Same with bedding. Changed daily along with a wash of the walls but stays clean less than an hour and gets pretty ugly within a short period of time. Getka is still having quite a bit of uterine cleansing going on that will persist for a while. It's so tempting to diaper her up but that would present quite the challenge for the littles.... so it is what it is.
Yesterday the pups experienced their first road trip and a quickie exam by our Vet prior to having their tails and dew claws done. I took half the pack in the morning leaving half with Getka. The return trip with the other six in the afternoon completed phase one of Breed Specific Beautification.
Ear cropping is also going to require a couple trips. Appointments have been secured so now is a good time to check your calendars and schedules! The first group of six with be done Friday, July 16th and the remaining group will be done Tuesday July 20th. I prefer the pups are picked up the day after cropping so no inadvertent harm is done to their surgical wear. So.... if anyone has a preference for one date over the other please let me know. I'll try my best to accommodate all but it's going to come down to how requests for specific dates come in. If date doesn't matter to some of you, I'll just plug those pups into whichever date needs to be filled. I know everyone will be chomping at the bit to pick up their pups but sometimes a day or two wait is appreciated by those who have to travel distance and have various family members doing various things on every given day.
Thanks to each of you for your previous comments. And to my previous pup-pals, it's heartwarming to see you still check in!!! We're actually working toward a tie between comments received from those who already have pups and the "the newbies". :-)
A bit skewed though... we have 3 repeats in the current crowd and only one repeat so far has chosen to speak up. Funny that. If memory serves the thus far silent were fairly quiet the first time around as well.
Hope everyone has a great evening!!! We are well.