They sigh and "sing" and will occasionally "yell" when they find themselves not touching Kenya or their litter-mates.
They are all doing exactly what they should be doing as 2-day-olds. I'll post on this stage of development in a separate post (for those who might want to know).
The pups are also huge! And quite strong for this age.
Momma Kenya, too, is well. : o)
Take a look:
|Master Blue likes to use his brothers as a head rest.|
|The pups instinctively know to "knead" their dam's teats to encourage her milk to let down. They do this from the moment they're born. It looks a bit like a swimming motion.|
|Good stuff. High five!|
|Kenya likes her puppies close. In this photo, Master Green is stretching.|
|Master Blue is looking for a head rest again. :)|
|Nom, nom, nom...|
|They will squiggle underneath Kenya for access to other teats. That's fine as long as she doesn't roll too heavily onto them (which is why we do 24/7 puppy watch to make sure the neonates don't smother).|
|Oooo... puppy face!|
|Momma Kenya still needs lovin' from her humans.|
|And she's a little tired (but looks great!).|
|She is, however, ever-mindful of her pups (one squeaked as I took this).|
|She's okay with them not against her, but not for long.|
|Kenya: "You mean of I have to clean *that*?" (note Master Red's bottom)|
|Master Green on Kenya's leg. Master Green seems to prefer Kenya's legs for headrests.|
So it's all good here for now (except Kenya's new-found reluctance to do poo duty, but we can live with that -- the poo looks fine and healthy, so it's not a problem with the pups).
I'll try to get more videos over night (I'm on all-night duty again). Until then, enjoy the stills!
'til next time,