I had really hoped to share an update on puppies with all of you earlier in the week. However, by the time I got off work the past several days and got all of the fur babies taken care of, I found myself falling asleep trying to type. So much for thinking I'd caught up on sleep!
The first news I want to share is unfortunately sad news. Despite my efforts and hopes, Tiny girl did not make it. Early Sunday morning, I had been sleeping on the couch so I could stay close and to keep a regular check on everyone. I had last looked in on the babies at 2:30 am. At that time, everyone was nursing and I was able to make sure that Tiny girl was holding her own at the milk bar. Just prior to 3:30 am, I awoke to hear Eve crying and rushed over to find Tiny girl cool to the touch and not moving. I frantically worked to warm and stimulate her. While I was working over her, Dave woke up and after a bit, he took over trying to revive her. However, after a significant period of time, we finally had to accept that Tiny girl was not coming back and we said good-bye to our spunky little fighter. I don't know for sure why she died, but I know we did everything possible to give her her best chance.
|Good-bye, sweet girl.|
|Blue boy (left) & Green girl (right)|
|Green girl (left) & Blue boy (right)|
|Just after she fell asleep and slipped off the milk bar...|
|And assuming her final napping position!|
|Look at those chubby legs and cute puppy butt!|
Well, everyone, it is getting late YET again. I think I need both more energy and more hours in the day to get everything done! I'm going to sign off on the writing, but I'll still add some more pictures for your viewing enjoyment.
|Blue boy snuggles into Green girl.|
|Blue boy (Second to be born)|
|Green girl (Third to be born)|
|Group shot... and there's Tan & white girl on her own.|
|Pink girl (First born)|
|Tan & white girl (Sixth to be born)|
|Tan & white girl|
|Yellow girl in the mix!|
|Tan & white girl with Yellow girl|