Quick blog tonight to let everyone know all is going on well as pups hit two days old. I will as usual blog many photo's of them in the early days, as the growth is phenomenal in the first weeks of a puppies life and by four weeks these blind and deaf little bundles will be at least four times their birth weight and up and about already responding to your voice.
Eyes and ears will open around 12 days onwards but their eyes do not start to focus until around 28 days. At the moment their world is an almost totally olfactory one, Mum is found by smell and touch.
I say , "it never ceases to amaze me the process of new life," every time I have a litter and nothing has changed, it still is amazing. Life is so precious and when you see how precarious a journey birth is and hold a new born as it struggles to take its first breath and for some that first breath needs a little help and for some that breath never comes, it is even more apparent.
I think I need to catch up on some sleep, as I'm starting to get a bit philosophical.
Nearly forgot to say to all those Father's out there that have attained Dad status, Happy Fathers Day !
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!