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December 22, 2104 - We have started the weaning!

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 22/12/2014 09:53:00
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December 22, 2104 - We have started the weaning!
Here we are again! These past days have been a little chaotic, very busy for humans and full of news for the puppies, so I couldn't update our blog daily.
Well ... they all have open eyes, walk everywhere and begin to go out the delivery box tipping up over the edge: luckily waiting for them there is a soft carpet and a worried mum!  :-)
We had also some difficult time because the light blue collar boy had a pneumonia ab ingestis (he inhaled some milk instead of swallow it). This can happnes when they are fed with the bottle. He had two very bad days but now he's recovering and eats well. He is still a little coughing but he's taking a natural syrup (as his human mum is doing!).
Between things that have kept us busy thete is the attempt to take some good photos ... anyone has tried to take pictures of dogs, above all sooo young, knows that it is a hard work! Seventhousandmillion of pictures to have, maybe, some good ones. Anyway, here are some results:




On December 20 all the puppes had thei first deworming drug. If you want to see how much have they liked it go to the litters page and take a look to the video! Their reactions to that strange new "milk" are ridicolous!
Yesterday, December 21, we have started the weaning too. Usually it takes some time to the puppies to understand that they should eat from the bowl and not from the mum, but I have to say that these puppies are quick to learn, maybe too much! They put their little heads in the bowl, some of them put all the body in the bowl and went out fully covered of food! Luckily there is mum who have carefully cleaned all of them! You can see the video of their first meal in the litters page.

PS: I have experienced personally thiis morning they now they have teeth ... poor mum!

December 14, 2014 - They all have open eyes!

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 16/12/2014 17:27:00
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December 14, 2014 - They all have open eyes!
Today all of them have opened the eyes, even if they still see only light, shadows and blurred images.


Some are growth, some others has taken a little stop but to weight them is becoming more and more difficult because they don't stand still even for a moment and they risk to fall down from the scale.
They try to stand up and walk on their legs instead of crawling, but the results are not so good for the moment and the rollings are much more than the walkings!   :-)
WE are still giving them some supplementation with the biberon and I think I will begin early to wean them ...
As usual, here is the graphic.

December 12, 2014 - They begin to see the world ...

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 16/12/2014 17:20:00
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December 12, 2104 - They begin to see the world ...
Today the "beige collar" girl has opened her little eyes: two little cracks that look around ...
As usual, females vs. males 1-0!

Niobe is tired to stay all day with the little vampires, so we put a mattress only for her close to the box where she can relax a little. All the little vampires are growing. As usual we touch and manipulate them because we want them to be used to be lifted, touched, caressed, scratched, pampered, tourned, etc.. The problem is that they try to suck everuthing they find on their way, also fingers!

December 10, 2014

Published by Lotosdanes in Allevamento · 16/12/2014 16:54:00
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December 10, 2014
Here we are!
Puppies are growing and Niobe is a good mum, even if now she begins to be tored to spend all her time in the welping box with the baby suckling vampires!
Testerday she has devised a solution, genial in her opinion. When I asked her to stay in the welping box she has decided to sit with the butt in the box and the front legs outside ... so I couldn't say she wasn't In the box!

Today on the TV there was a program named "cute puppies" or something similar, where they follow a litter from the birth to the leaving from their new homes. At a certain moment she heared a puppy's crying coming from the TV and she was so worried that I had to switch off the TV!

Here is the usual graphic:

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 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 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!"


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