The pups had their tails docked as planned on Monday and are healing well. They're eating well too and are obviously growing. I measured their weights again this morning and will post them shortly. White takes the lead for the boys and Purple for the girls... we'll see if the trend continues. Sometimes; sometimes not. They were in need of a collar adjustment already and fortunately my shipment of snazzy new paracord collars appeared in the mail today. Perfect timing! In the past I've used Velcro collars but I think I'm going to like these better. It seems with each litter I've come home to a pup who had managed to shed it's collar. Fortunately only one at a time. The new and improved paracord model seems like it'll likely be a little more difficult to get out of and they're super easy to adjust. Colors should hold up and hopefully will remain easy to differentiate in photos.
Jess continues to be a superb mom and has made my life easy. It seems I've pretty well worked out the kinks as far as puppy rearing goes but even so I keep my eyes open for anything I may come across to simplify or increase safety. Hope you enjoy the photos... my personal favorite has to be the one of Purple using Majestic's leg as a pillow. Cute puppies!