Masters Blue, Red, and Green are all doing well: gaining weight nicely, plumping out roundly (those rear legs will catch up over time), becoming more vocal in their "singing," and kneading and "swimming" like pros. They're thriving.
Momma Kenya looks great, is eating as she should, is appropriately playful when taking breaks from her pups to potty and exercise, and she is a gentle, careful, attentive dam. We couldn't ask for a better nurturer.
A happy, content Kenya; thriving, content pups. For a moment anyway, all seems right in my world.
Ahhhhhh...it does my soul good.
So here they are (of course, I can't just say "at a day old" because they spread themselves out over two days; silly kids!).
|Everyone is nursing well, and Kenya seems to be rebounding quickly.|
|Kenya does, of course, nap, and she is still passing the typical post-whelping discharge. We use white towels (bleachable!) until she done with the afterbirth yuk. Then we'll set them up on their normal fleece bedding.|
|The fan enlarged.;o) (The "think-tank" perhaps?)|
|There's nothing like snuggling under Mom's ear (well, except maybe getting num-nums).|
|All is well.|
And just for fun, here's a brief video of the neonate whale song:
We're still playing catch-up here (and we'll be doing our 24/7 puppy watch for a while still), but I'll be posting at least daily for a while.