May 19, 2019: Tessa’s five week old puppies

May 19, 2019:  Tessa’s puppies are doing well.  They are still eating the wet food but are also eating the dry.  They love being out of the whelping box and are quite playful.  Once they have had their first shots, I will take them outside for pictures.  It is hard to see the brindle color in the pictures taken inside.

Their weights are:

female, yellow collar:                              3 lbs.

female, purple collar:                              2 lbs. 15 oz.

black female:                                               3 lbs.

male:                                                               3 lbs. 5 oz.

Starting left – female with yellow collar; top male, bottom right black female; in center, female with purple collar

Roxie is at seven weeks.  She is due around June 3, 2019.  She is eating well.  No recent days of skipping breakfast to report.  All Scotties are still receiving their daily brushing.  This makes it so much easier when it comes time to bathing them.

May 16, 2019 Upcoming changes

May 16, 2019:  The puppies are in the box for the last time.  They will go to a bigger area with newspaper for pottying.  Their teeth are coming in, and I am providing the Taste of the Wild salmon, puppy food, in a bowl for them to eat and spill.  They are used to the water bowl.

The male loves to eat!

Roxie is getting bigger.  She is at six and a half weeks on the pregnancy timeline.  She has had two nonconsecutive days of not eating in the mornings but makes up for it at supper.

May 12, 2019: Happy Mother’s Day and four week old birthdays of Tessa’s puppies

May 12, 2019:  Happy Mother’s Day!  I so miss my adult kids.  My son and his family are stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, and my daughter is with her husband who is in the doctoral program at UCLA.

Tessa’s puppies are four weeks old today.  They are beginning to play and are interacting with one another.  I am giving them a three day dosage of Pancur for deworming beginning today.  They really hate the deworming liquid.  I remember as a child taking a red liquid dewormer.  I don’t know what it was, but I would stuff bread in my mouth afterwards.  It was the most disgusting, vile taste that I can remember.  In my youth, I played outdoors all the time.  I rode my ponies beginning at age four.  I thank my mom for leading me on them.  I had two ponies, named Spic and Span.  Span was wild, but Spic was sweet. I got my first horse at age 12.  I now have four horses buried on my property.  These horses grounded me and kept me away from drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.  My father looked after the two I had in college while I was away.  Some day, I will get to thank him again.

The puppies weights are increasing.  They are eating the wet food and are still nursing.

The puppies weights are:

female, purple collar:                                  2 lbs. 5 oz.

female, yellow collar:                                   2 lbs. 7 oz.

female, black                                                    2 lbs. 7 oz.

male                                                                     2 lbs. 9 oz.

I will get outside pictures once they have had their first set of shots.

black female

 

brindle male

 

brindle female with milk chin (purple collar)

 

brindle female with yellow collar

Roxie didn’t eat her breakfast yesterday morning, but she ate her evening meal well and today’s breakfast.  She is at week six on the pregnancy timeline which can be viewed on an earlier blog page.  The timeline presents what happens at each week of pregnancy.

May 10. 2019

May 10, 2019:  Ava is not pregnant; she ate well though!  Luckily, she did not get overweight.

I have made out a tentative breeding schedule for this year and 2020.  That information can be found on the mating web page.  If anyone wants a particular breeding pair,  just let me know.

June grooming begins on the 10th.  That will give me a few days to a week with Roxie’s puppies to make sure everything is going well.  I have been brushing all Scotties each day as they head outside.

I am not too sure how the weather will be when the puppies turn four weeks on Sunday, so I did individual shots today and will post them on Sunday.  They are eating the wet with goat’s milk with vigor.  They were very hesitant about it when they were first presented with the food. They will get their shots and vet checkup on Wed., May 29th.  I always take pictures of the vet visit.

May 7, 2019: General information

May 7, 2019:  The puppies, other than the male who I think would eat anything, did not seem to care for the Chicken for the Soup Lover’s Soul puppy formula.  So, I went to Fayetteville and bought Dave’s Duck and Sweet Potato that I have used before, and they ate it much better.  It is not a puppy formula.  When they get their teeth in, I will be giving them A Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream puppy formula (dry food).

The puppies had their nails clipped today.  They are now sporting new (real) collars.  I am also putting them on new flooring surfaces to get them accustomed to different surfaces and to help them strengthen their legs.

brindle female (yellow collar), brindle male (blue collar), black female (red collar), brindle female (purple collar – milk chin)

 

 

I am still leaning towards the fact that Ava may not be pregnant.  Nipples are slightly enlarged, but the belly is not largely rounded.

Roxie is now getting the cottage cheese and egg on alternating days.