Here are the first two of a few videos of the pups as newborns.
The first is of them nursing (make sure your sound is on), in which you can see their "kneading" action on Kenya's teats and hear some of their "singing" noises. :)
The second is of Kenya "stimulating" the pups to pee and poo while they are nursing (something the pups aren't thrilled about). Neurologically they are incapable "going" on their own yet; Kenya must groom them to get them to do so.
More to come. :) We're napping as we can (like with newborn human babies, Moms and Grandmoms have to nap when the babies do!).
For now, we're still on high alert about potential accidental smothering (as in what happened with one of the pups in Elsie's first litter). Kenya, however, seems to be extraordinarily careful for a first-timer, so it might be okay.
Whelping box has been thoroughly post-delivery scrubbed and refreshed; Momma Kenya has had a quick bath, all puppies are fed, everyone is back in the whelping box now.
Now it's time for some sleep and a shower! :) Yes... in that order. :)
Happy puppy birthdays!!! And GREAT job, Momma Kenya!
'til next time,