The puppies have arrived

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Hello

The pictures above are one of the beautiful puppies. We have a runt and this is the runt. He is my favourite. I am still hoping to be able to keep one. I have spent most of the day getting weed and pooed on. They do after every feed which is every 3 hours at the moment. I do not mind as it’s only puppy poo.

I feel like i have gone back in time by 15 years and it’s like raising a baby but we have 3 to feed. The night feeds are getting to me. Glad it’s the bank holiday so my boyfriend is home to help.

The puppies are doing well but I am not counting my chickings. I will write a how to bottle feed a puppy post if and when the puppies survive.

My daughter has gone to celebrate her exam results to day by going to a music festival. She has made her way there with her friends and is only staying for the day but I am still worried. I have given her the dos and dont’s the main one is don’t fall out with your friends and wander off on your own.

l love music festivals and have been to a number over the years and taken my children to one a few years ago. I hope this will help her know what to do.

I am going to rest as it will be feed time soon. I think I have just persuaded my boyfriend to keep a puppy. As we are bottle feeding them I feel attached to them. I also am only letting the puppies go to friends so we can see how they are and have updates.





 

The birth is imminent

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There is great excitement in our house. We think the puppies will be here any day. Lily has milk so that is a sign she will be a new mum soon. It’s a nerve racking time. My partner is really stressed with it. I think he is reading up on it too much. He has bought a heat mat today and said that the nursery ( as he calls it) needs to be a 30 degrees. I even caught him putting the heater on yesterday. God knows why. I am not heating the room to 30 degrees when there are no puppies.

He was even up at 6.30 this morning stressing and I have a feeling he will want to sleep down there tonight. I am more calm about this. Maybe it’s cause I am a mum or the fact my cat has kittens a few years ago while I was out. Now that was stressful as I came home to a kitten on my daughters floor with no sign of the cat. I wrapped it in a towel and eventually found the cat in my sons wardorbe with 6 more kittens,

I will update you daily on the puppy situation and fingers crossed we have some good news soon.



Lily pregnancy – 6 weeks pregnant

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We have estimated that lily is approximately 6- 7 weeks pregnant.  Apparently it is difficult to tell whether a dog is pregnant much before that.  She has enlarged teats.  She tends to get these after she has been on heat usually so that is why we were unsure that she was pregnant.  Lily’s mannerisms haven’t changed much.  She has always been quite a clingy dog and likes to spend time with us.

Dogs are typically pregnant for 9 weeks so we do not have long to go.  We are clearing out the back room, which we use as a dumping ground as a nursery for the puppies.  I am back at work on Thursday after my back operation but only working mornings so hopefully we will be around when Lily goes into labour.

We have done quite a bit of reading on the subject.  Dogs suffer from morning sickness.  Lily has had a bit of a wet mouth, I think that is maybe down to her mouth watering as she felt sick.  Other than that we have nothing to report. I will update my blog as soon as we have any more news.



Puppies – fatherhood responsibilities

I told you yesterday that Lily and Bailey are expecting puppies. I am convinced that Lily will make a great mother. She will take things in her stride as she is a tough nut.

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I am worried about the father Bailey. I think he will not take to being a father very well. I think he will be a bad influence. He needs to grow up fast.

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Joking aside we can’t wait and will be posting many updates on here. I will bore you with cute puppy photos if all goes well. Excited is the word



We have an announcement

B76EF3DF-2A65-443B-B57F-9DCFDC946425Bailey and Lily are expecting puppies in about 3 weeks. She had a scan today and we saw some little heart beats. The vet wasn’t allowed to tell us how many but it looked to be over 4. I will keep you updated on the pregnancy and Lily’s progress.