Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Molly's Babies

Molly's babies are 11 days old today.  In the next few days we should start to see hints of eyes opening.  I can't wait to start seeing who these little guys are going to become. 

It's all a bit blurry at the moment but I suppose that is what happens when you are supplementing a little girlie every two hours around the clock. 

Thankfully my amazing other half has been on vacation.  I'm not sure if this is how he planned on spending his vacation or not, but he has certainly been incredible with our little girlie.  In fact, the night he fed her entirely and let me sleep she had her biggest weight gain! 

Our three fat boys are continuing to be well.. fat!  They are little piggies. 

Our little guy with the teeeny white strip on his nose is fondly referred to as "Chunk".  He is a no nonsense kind of guy when it comes to food.

The next two largest may as well be twins.  If I don't look at their chest (one has tiny pin prick of white and the other a narrow S marking)its very hard to tell them apart. They have very similar head shapes and weigh exactly the same. 

My little guy is thriving too.  He was the smallest of the litter weighing in at 4oz.  He has doubled his weight and definitely doesn't let his fat brothers push him around.  We're keeping a watchful eye to make sure that he gets enough to eat and continues to gain weight. 

I did finally manage to take some pictures yesterday. 

Mylee and Molly testing the lighting.  After some trial and error, our bathroom ended up being the best place to take pictures of these little guys.
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Molly - Are you really going to show my picture when I look like this!
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Little guy
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"Chunk"
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Molly's twins
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And last but not least.. our little girlie, who today is weighing in at a whopping 5.8oz.  Strong and as feisty as ever. 
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No pictures, where is the food!
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I said NO pictures
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All together.. little girlie in between her fat brothers.
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Introducing: Our little men!


The boys are all doing well and gaining weight like crazy.  They are complete piggies and taking full advantage of Molly's open and very full milk bar. 

Our little girl however is giving us some trouble.  I've been supplementing her every few hours and started to tube feed her today.  She's holding her own but I'm not ready to be very optimistic yet.  She did reach a big milestone today.  As of tonight she had her first weight gain.  From 4.4oz to 4.5oz.  Hang in there little girl!  I'll post a picture of her when she is doing better.  Until then its no sleep around here.

Our first born boy - in love with him already
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Big boy number two came next, he has the most white of our boys
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Boy number 3, he has a tiny S shaped chest marking.  It'll all disappear. 
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Our sweet little girl came next.  She has a Mylee chest of white and little white chin.  Keep her in your thoughts as we try and get her stronger and thriving like her brothers.  She has already proved to be very feisty as she has hung on thus far.

Last but not least another big strong boy.  He has a tiny pin prick of white on his chest.
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All together
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Mylee keeping a watchful eye
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sharing secrets

Molly and I have a secret to share...

Molly gave birth yesterday to 4 black and tan boys, and 1 black and tan girl.  She is being a wonderful Mommy, and so far the babies are doing well. My Mom and Sister were here as extra sets of hands and I definitely appreciated all of their help. 

There will be LOTS of puppy pictures to share in the next few weeks.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Walk

A walk...

One of life's simple pleasures.  Especially on a cool crisp day. 

Today was one of those fabulous walks.  The kind of walk that makes you look forward to the next one.  

Heading out, no time to stop and pose for pictures.
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Fine.. just one.
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Zoey has impeccable taste, purple flowers!
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Always greet neighbours with a friendly hello.
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We love the freedom our flexi leads give us in safe areas.  Be careful though, they can be dangerous near busy streets and in large crowds.
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Why are you stopping? 
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The ravine our house backs onto. (Coyote alley?)
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Can you spot the little red dog?
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So typical.. Zoey far out in front, Mylee trying to pick up a scent like a hound.  My vicious little hunter.
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Ahh home.   Remember to check your yard as soon as you get home to make sure everything is how you left it!
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Finish the day by making a fresh batch of muffins - beef, kale, and carrot.. yummy.  An empty freezer with no muffins is a crisis situation!
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It was definitely a chilly wet weekend, the rain was much needed though. Our grass looks very long and beautiful!

I also managed to get our page  up today for those who have emailed about drying coats and cooling coats.  I'm so excited with how our drying coat photos turned out.  

Thank you so much to my good friend Debbie for the pictures. As soon as the weather is better we will get some of the cooling coats.