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December 8, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 16/12/2014 16:46:00
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December 8, 2014
Here all is going well, I'm keeping all my fingers crossed!
Finally Niobe has decided that it's the right time to eat two big meals a day!!!! I hope that now her milk will increase, because now we are still giving some supplementations, above all to the light green puppy who is the littlest now.
I put some new pictures and in the "Litter" page there is also a new video (unfortunately I'm not able to publish the videos here).
Today is a sunny day and everything semmes much more better .....


And here is the daily growth graphics ... they are all growing!

December 7, 2014 - Well, it could go better ...

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 16/12/2014 16:08:00
December 7, 2014 - Well, it could go better ...
Yesterday I haven't updated our blog because I was a little sad: we have lost another puppy, without a specific reason ... and today we are going to loose another one, the littlest male.
Nothing is useful: heat lamp, feeding with biberon, rehydratation ... they simply stop eating and then they go. Ufffff!!!!
I hope misfortune will stop now!
It seems that the remaining seven are doing well: they eat and sleep.
In the "Litters" page I have published a nice video, if you want to see it!

We weighed the seven and they are growing, here is the new graphic.

December 4, 2014 - Now we are 9 ... :-(

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 4/12/2014 18:49:00
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December 4, 2014 - Now we are 9 ...    :-(
Unfortunately today we have lost one of the girls, the smaller of the litter. It's sad when a puppy dies and you cannot do anything to avoid it: nor the bottle feeding and our attempts to keep her alive have been successfull, she simply died ... it is natural selection, but it is always a grief.
The other are growing, even the smallest boy is slowly gainig weight. They take biberon three/four times a day and they start to show their temperaments: the pnzer who pull away all the others, the plaintive who moan even when he's eating, the quiets who eat when the bullies are gone ... what a beautifull group of little blue monsters!

December 3, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 3/12/2014 09:58:00
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December 3, 2014
Yesterday we weighed the puppies and they have lost weigh! Even with the physiological weight loss I think thing aren0t going well ... Niobe hasn't milk enough for all of them so since yesterday we have strìarted to help them feeding them with artificial milk 4 times a day to be sure they can have a good growth.
As usual the first time with the bottle feeding has been difficult but they have quickly learned!
Niobe is a good mum, in spite of all our expectations: she is very careful and patient and she has started to eat a little more.
This afternoon we'll weigh the puppies to check if the artificial milk is working.


December 1, 2014 - We have our coloured collars

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 1/12/2014 13:52:00
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December 1, 2014 - We have our coloured collars
Our puppies are doing well, they eat and sleep.
Niobe feels better even if she doesn't want to eat and the body temperature is a little high, but this i quite normal after a c-section. Antibiotics and good meat will do their work ....
As usual, we have put coloured collars to the puppies so we can easily recognize them and register the daily weight. Today their weights go from 0,8 lb. of the littles girl to 1,5 lb. of the biggest male.

December 1, 2014 - We are here ...

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 1/12/2014 02:01:00
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December 1, 2014 - We are here ...
Here they are! We supposed they were 4 or 5 but they have multiplied and they are 10, 6 boys and 4 girls!
The fist one is born at home, the other ones to the vet ... I'm glad w have decided for the c-section because I don't think she could have delivered naturally so many puppies and we could have lost some of them and stressed the mum. I haven't weighed them yet, I'll do it tomorrow morning, but we have two big puppies, two "little spiders" and the other of medium size.
Nione is quite perplexed, she watches them and try to lick them. She has few milk, I hope she'll have more within tomorrow but I'm afraid we'll have to help her with the artificial milk.
Duty order for the first night: Erica will start and then I'll finish (now I need to sleep a little because I have a very strong headache).
See you tomorrow (better to say, today!). Here is the first picture: believe me, in that pile there are 10 puppies!

November 30, 2014 - We are on the way ...

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 30/11/2014 21:38:00
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November 30, 2014 - We are on the way ...
9,45 pm
As expected we cannot wait till the planned c-section: this evening she has started panting, drooling and looking at me with "boiled fish" eyes!
We have to choose if let the delivery go naturally (and risk to have a c-section during the night if something goes wrong or make now the c-section and come home with mum and pups within midnight. We decided for the second choice so we'll go to the vet within half an hour.
I'll update you later.

November 28, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 28/11/2014 18:32:00
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November 28, 2014
The big day is near and Niobe is increasingly afflicted ...   :-)
The puppies are moving inside the bell, she is worried and look at me saying "please, call an exorcist, I'm possessed!"


November 25, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 25/11/2014 19:35:00
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November 25, 2014
oday we have brought inside  the very heavy and historical delivery box and we have put it between the sofa and the TV so we all can be comfortable ...   :-)
It seems that Niobe likes it!


November 23, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 23/11/2014 15:09:00
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Novembre 23, 2014
It lacks about one week to Niobe's delivery ... our first litter after a stop of five years.
Our future mum spend the most of her day in front of the pellet stove sleeping and enjoying the warmth. Despite the bell is not so big (we don't expect many puppies indeed) to go up and downstairs seems to be a very difficult exploit ... in conclusion, she likes playing the victim role.
Her favorite activity when she goes in the yard is digging big holes in the flowe bed. It wasn't a nice flower bed but now it has no chances to survive. Maybe Niobe would like to deliver her puppies there?????
Because of Niobe's age (6 years) and the fact that this will be her first and only) delivery we planned a c-section next week, hoping she'll not decide to do all by herself during the weeek-end, so .. next week we'll bring up the delivery box just washed, disinfected and repainted for the occasion and we go to buy all we could need for the delivery, artificial milk included because it doesn't seem she has lot of milk.
The names of these puppies will start with the "P" so we are beginning to think to them yet but generally I decide the name looking the puppy's face, both for good luck and because every puppy has a name that "fits".
We'll keep updated!

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