The saga of the Calypso G litter: Sailor x Flash, born on 10/31/14. Puppy Watch is written by me (Amy), so if you have any comments or questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please put "Puppy Watch" in the subject line.
Tuesday, December 30: The holidays were crazy busy, so now I am finally putting up the 7 weeks photos, to be followed shortly by the 8 week photos and soon we'll have going home photos, too! Enjoy!
Friday December 12, sometime later: OK, these photos are a day or 2 early for 6 weeks, but I don't think anyone is going to complain! This was the puppies first time outside and their first time being posed on a grooming table. Granted the show stacking (posing) isn't perfect, but what can you expect from babies? Big thanks to Terry (and his nice, new camera) and his assisstants, Rita & Jenny for a very nice set of photos!
Friday, Deccember 12: I'm behind again! here's the 5 weeks photos and I'll put up the slightly early 6 week ones shortly - I promise! The puppies have moved into the big puppy box and are fully weaned - which is a good thing since they have TEETH! Sailor is happy to be back home with her family!
Friday, December 5: Well, here's the 4 week photos on the day the pups turn 5 weeks! The are all active and curious and utterly adorable!
Monday, December 1: Humble apologies - I've been falling down on the job of posting updates, between holidays and work. Here's the 3 weeks photos, at last!
Wednesday, November 19th: More great photos from the fan club!
Tuesday, November 18: The puppies are growing and growing! Saw them last Saturday for our 2 week photos and they are little chunkers! Green was just over 4 punds and the rest of the gang is close behind. Their eyes are open and they are trying hard to walk, but not getting much past a great imitation of a drunken sailor. They are just amazing! Sailor is taking great care of them and it shows.
Monday, Nov 10: Got to visit the puppies last Friday - they are huge! At one week, they are all over 2 pounds apiece and VERY active, which is why the individual shots are so blurry. If you try to hold them still they get quite vocal! Thanks to other Calypso fans for other (better!) photos to share.
Friday, Nov 7: Some more Day 1 and Day 3 photos to tide you over!
Thursday, Nov 6: Sorry - falling down on the job here! The puppies are doing wonderfully - Green boy has already broken the 2 pound mark. All the puppies are thriving and growing and Sailor is a devoted mama who is producing plenty of good milk for her pups. Here are some pictures from when we visited last Sunday - tomorrow I'll get one week photos and get them up ASAP.
10:49am: All the puppies are healthy and nursing. We're still monitoring to make sure the last placenta is out and everything is finished. Sailor is a trooper - a very short labor for a first timer, she's tired but happy - eating and mothering her puppies happily. Pictures coming later when I figure out how to get them off my phone!
4:06am: Blue boy has arrived! 1 pound 3.1 ounces and lively and vocal and nursing. We think this may be the last one.
3:12am: Green boy is here! He's a bruiser at 1 pound 6.8 ounces - very active and vocal and ready to nurse!
2:42am: Purple girl has arrived! She was a little slow to get going, but is pinking up and moving around nicely. She weighs in at a nice 1 pound 2.4 ounces.
Oct 31: 12:39am: Another breech girl, but she is also healthy and nursing well at 1 lb, 1 oz - Welcome Pink Girl!
Friday, Oct 31: The first pup-kin has arrived at 12:10am! A breech girl, who is a healthy 1 pound 3 ounces, active and nursing. Welcome to the world Red Girl!
Thursday, Oct 30: Sailor is starting to have some contractions - could be some Halloween puppies! Wedesday, Oct 29: Xrays show that Sailor does indeed have a crew on board and she should be ready for delivery to start tomorrow or Saturday! We've been checking with the contraction monitor, but nothing yet. That's OK - these last few days are critical for good lung development, so we don't want puppies arriving early!