Born May 6, 2023 Ready to go home July 12th
The guardians decided on the theme for the puppies short term names (until their new families give them their forever name) Since Starla was named after a character from the Movie "Napoleon Dynamite" These puppies have names from the movie too!
If you look at any of these pictures on a desk top, you will see comments under the pictures that show weekly weighs, these don't show up on the mobile app for some reason.
Starla delivered at the William's home and they will raise the puppies until they are 7 weeks old. I was there for the delivery, and will be there often to help with ENS, and training and helping the William's to know how to best raise puppies. We are following the Puppy Culture way of raising puppies mixed with the Avidog way too.
orange ribbon Boy "Kip"
3 weeks old weighs 2 lb 9 oz
yes he is howling. Super cute at this age... not so much if he is older.
beautiful stocky boy
Deb and Kip
2 weeks old weighs 1 lb 12 oz
1 week old weighs 1 lb 3.9 oz
his color is called "Chocolate Parti"
His muzzle is getting freckles
Starla wanted Kip back in the whelping box
Birth weight 4.3 oz
Starla is very attentive
He was the first born at 6:44 AM
Pink ribbon Girl "Deb"
3 weeks old weighs 2 lb 6 oz
she is the littlest this week
2 weeks old weighs 1 lb 10 oz
1 week old weighs1lb 1.9 oz
2nd born at 7:04 AM
birth weight 5.2 oz
1 day old weight 9.3oz
Purple ribbon Girl "Shasta"
green ribbon girl "Tina"
3 weeks old weighs 2 lb 10 0z
Such a cuddly puppy
2 weeks old weighs 1 lb 13 oz
1 week old weight 1lb 2.6 oz
a big yawn
she was looking to nurse, and was hoping my hand would help.
her caramel coloring is coming in.
3rd born at 7:58 AM
Birth weight 4.7 oz
1 day old weight 9.3oz
3 weeks old weighs 2 lb 11 oz
She is just 1 oz binger than Shasta
2 weeks old weighs 1 lb 14 oz
It has happened pretty often that the
heaviest puppy is the slowest at opening their eyes.
she is only an oz bigger than Shasta this week.
1 week old weight 1 lb 4oz
she is the biggest this week (but just barely)
love her little white toes, on her back right paw
4th born at 8:41 am
birth weight 4.4oz
1 day old weight 11.3 oz
June 1st. The puppies have moved from their Whelping "pool", where they were born to a 4 foot by 4 foot whelping box. Most of the puppies eyes are open, Tina's are almost open but not quite yet. They are practicing getting up on all 4's and off of their stomachs. Starla is settling down and being a great mama. The puppies will do a lot of new things in the coming week. They now have a "Potty area" that as they learn to walk they can start using. This is just the first tiny step to learning this skill. Everyone is healthy and happy!
May 24th. Starla is settling into motherhood. The William's are doing a wonderful job with the puppies and Starla; they are in love with her puppies. Starla really wanted to have her puppies upstairs in the bed with Beth, but we were able to persuade her that the whelping box is a better place. The puppies and Starla had a vet visit and the puppies had their dew claws removed. All the puppies are healthy and gaining weight. In the next week or two they will start opening their eyes and then their ears. Besides the early neuro stimulation we are doing, they also get to smell new smells everyday. They loved the lilac blossoms, but sure didn't like the smell of vinegar. (me too puppies!)