Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm Home!

Thanks to Dr. Water, Dr. Price and of course, Dr. Camie Abbott - I have been released from the hospital! I am feeling much better than earlier and am so happy to be back with the wee ones.

A couple of updates, the pups all have names. My human daddy couldn't stand that they were being referred to by their colors. So, here they are: the boy is Duncan - like the company Duncan Hines - they make brownies :-), the black girl is Charlotte. She squeals like a pig when you pick her up. Charlotte's Web is a story about a pig. That pig is a boy so hence the name Charlotte. The small tricolor girl is still Mona. The larger tricolor girl is still Brooke.

Now for some sad news - Brooke doesn't have a home anymore. There was a tragedy in the family that was to have her. Pray for the Billotti and Wood families - they lost some very special family members. My human mommy is sad - she helped the mom birth two of her babies.

Till next time,

Crazy Times for this Mama

Just after I posted last night, I started feeling yucky. I was sick! I am grateful I have a doting human mom who noticed my unusual behavior and high fever early. She took me to Dr. Camie's emergency vet place where I saw Dr. Price. Sidenote - Dr. Price was awesome! She is a mommy too and understood my need to be with my pups.

Well, we mostly waited but they checked my blood for calcium and turns out I have milk fever/eclampsia! Yikes! That's dangerous!!! They gave me an IV of calcium and voila I was feeling better. They let me go home with instructions not to nurse the puppies (that is what has drained me of my calcium) and to come back in the morning to recheck the calcium levels.

Slept with mom and dad (as usual) and a couple hours later it was time to be rechecked. Well, not so good news - my calcium levels are lower than they were last night :-(. So, mommy and daddy left me at the hospital with the nice staff and took the four pups home. I trust mommy with my little ones. I just don't want Chubs and Pete all over them!

I will give an update when they spring me from this joint.

Till next time,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday April 17, 2009 - 24 days old!

Well, the dear ones are walking, playing, growling and barking. The last weigh in was 2 days ago - 13 oz to 1#7. Brownie and Mona are still tiny compared to Blackie and Brooke. Here are a couple of pics of my sweeties!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11, 2009 - Brooke Update

1# 3 1/2 oz

April 11, 2009 - Blackie Update

1# 2 3/4 oz

April 11, 2009 - Mona Update

13 oz

April 11, 2009 - Brownie Update

11 5/8 oz!

Saturday April 11, 2009 - Day 18

18 days old! Hard to believe. Here is a pic of me and the nurslings. Brooke was barking and growling tonight. It was so funny.

Also, please enjoy this picture of Ernest sneaking a smell of my little Brownie! He thinks I didn't know. "Ernest, I saw that"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009 - Brooke

My dear, Brooke! She weighed 1.25 #. She is the first to top the scales at one pound.

April 7, 2009 - Blackie

This pup was the biggest at birth. She topped the scales at 15 7/8 oz. What a dear!

April 7, 2009 - Mona Monkey Face

Mona weighed in at 11 oz today. To think that just two weeks ago she only weighed 3 1/8 oz! What a sweet face.

Tuesday April 7, 2009

Two weeks old today! Can you believe it? Here is a pic of the oldest and smallest - my sweet little boy brownie! Smelling him is his older half brother, Pete. Brownie topped the scales at 9 5/8 oz!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pup #4 - Multi Female

Pup #3 - Black Female

pup #2 - Multi Female - "Mona"

Pup #1 - Brown Male

Thursday April 2, 2009 - Day 10

I have to apologize for my lack of updates! I do have pics, though. Their weights as of yesterday are: Pup #1 - 6 7/8 oz, Pup #2 - 8 3/8 oz, Pup #3 - 12 oz, Pup #4 - 11 1/8 oz. I will post their pics in separate posts!
Till next time,