The F Litter
The saga of the Calypso F litter: Lucy x Flash, born on 6/26/14.
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August 25: Well, the 7 week photos did not turn out, so I'll just post the 8 week evaluation shots.
August 19: At last, the 6 week individual photos - the puppies are just learning to stand still on the table, and some are better at it than others! ;) They're growing so fast now and it's hard to believe the litter evaluation is tomorrow and the 'babies' will start going home with their new families! I will try to get the 7 week pictures up before the new family photos start happening.
August 11: The puppies are eating soft food exclusively now, and Lucy is already starting to get her girlish figure back! I've got some week 6 photos that I'll post now, and work on getting the individual shots up as soon as I can.
August 2: Here's the 5 week photos! The pups are mostly on semi-solid food now, which makes Lucy happy because they've got TEETH! They've been moved to the big puppy box now, and they're playing with each other, their toys and exploring new environments.
Here are some more fun 4 week photos!
July 28th: Sorry I've been a little slow getting the 4 weeks pictures up - had a death in the family, but things are back on track now. Here's the individual shots of the F litter at 4 weeks - eyes are open and they're walking and pouncing and playing - totally adorable! A big thanks to Erik's (Lucy's daddy) parents for taking these nice photos!
July 18th: The puppies eyes are open and they are growing like crazy! All of them weigh over 3 pounds and they're an active and busy bunch. The lovely 3 week pictures below are courtesy of Rita, who is Flash's breeder, and Meghan, Nellee's mom. They are much better than my phone shots - enjoy!
July 11th: Went to visit the puppies last nite and take 2 week pictures. They are all over 2 pounds and very active, so some of the pictures are kind of blurry. They really did not want to sit still! Olive boy's eyes are nearly open and several of the others are starting. By next week they'll all have their eyes open and starting to see.
July 7th: Back at work so I can upload photos! Here's the 1 week individual shots. According to Terry, 6 of the 10 broke the 2 pound mark at yesterday mornings weigh-in! Just mouse over the photos to see which is which.
And Terry & Bev's grandkids got to visit the puppies, too!
July 4th: The puppies are a week old! They're doing great - very active and gaining weight. At the rate they're growing they'll all be past the 2 pound mark by the end of the holiday weekend. Lucy is working hard to keep them growing - she's eating 6 meals a day and not gaining any weight (I'm jealous!). We're supplementing the puppies with bottlefeeding to make sure they keep gaining and to give Lucy a bit of a break.
June 28th: Dani came to visit! Lucy's 'mom' Dani came to see her and the new 'grandbabies'. Can you tell Lucy is happy to see her?
June 27th:The puppies are just fine - active and eating and LOUD! Lucy has recovered from the surgery nicely and is producing plenty of milk for her brood, though Terry & Bev are supplementing a little with bottle-feeding to be safe.
Mama and babies made it home just fine - all the puppies started to nurse right away and Lucy is a good mama.
First portraits And they all weigh in at over a pound each!
June 26th: Wow, what a day - the puppies are here!! Lucy was having frequent contractions this morning, so we talked to our repro vet, Dr Burns, and considering the size of the puppies and the size of the litter we decided that a c-section would be the safest way of having them. So we drove down to Dr. Roberts and had the c-section done. Everything went smoothly and quickly and since we were crazy busy rubbing puppies, there wasn't a chance to do an update for every puppy! But we are very happy to have 10 gorgeous, healthy puppies (6 boys, 4 girls) who are active and nursing and Lucy is doing great, too.
June 25th: Look at that crowd!
June 24th: Got the xrays done - looks like 10 puppies for sure, possibly 11!! Will post xrays after Terry forwards them.
June 23rd, 2014: Lucy arrived in Colorado on Saturday and is settling in nicely. Tomorrow she goes for the xray so we can see how many babies are on board! Terry & Bev have been able to pick up heartbeats with the Doppler and there's lots of fetal activity - these are gonna be some busy puppies!