We had six beautiful and strong puppies arrive on December 30, 2014. Lady Lassie started contractions shortly after noon. She delivered her first puppy, Jewel, at 2:14 pm. Her second puppy, Mara, at 2:23, and her third, Louella, at 2:34. Her fourth girl, Ruby arrived at 3:12. She took a break and didn’t deliver her fifth girl, Star until 4:41 and finally a sweet boy, Arlow, at 4:46 pm. Three are brown and white and three are black and white, but the black will probably have some brown peek through in the next week or two, making them all tri-color puppies. We named them from the children’s chapter book, Blown Away. They all weighed between 8 and 10 ounces at birth.
Puppies are now 8 days old!
The puppies are nursing and gaining weight everyday. Lassie is very fond of her puppies and wants to nurse them or at least be where she can see them at all times. We hold them many times a day and we also give them massages to stimulate their development.