|Sonne's Burst of Sunshine Sheldon
|Parents: Arya & Sheldon
Birthdate: May 29, 2020
The babies started arriving at 10:47am
on May 29th. The last pup arrived at
8:50pm. Mother and babes are all doing
well. There are 9 puppies in the litter, 3
girls and 6 boys.
1 Week Update
At the age of 1 week, the pups are all doing
very well and gaining weight nicely. The
puppies do not open their eyes until the age
of 2 weeks. Their ears do not open until
they are 3 weeks. Their sense of smell is
how they explore their world in the
beginning. I begin holding and massaging
the puppies from day 1 and allowing them
to smell my breath and be nestled against
my chest. They are weighed daily to ensure
that everyone is progressing.
2 Weeks - Update
The puppies all are growing very nicely.
Everyone eyes were open or opening on
their 2 week birthday. Arya is typical of our
girls, being a wonderful mother, leaving
the pups only long enough to take care
of business and then rushing back to the
nursery. The puppies will move out of
the nursery into a playpen crate in the
living room by next week.
3 Weeks- Update
The puppies are all doing very well. Their
ears open at 3 weeks so they are hearing
sounds for the first time now. They have
started sitting up. They have also started
walking a few steps. In the coming week,
the pups will start playing with their
litter-mates. They moved out of the nursery
into a playpen crate in the family room.
They will start eating solid food at the end
of this week in addition to continuing to
4 Weeks - Update
The puppies had their first bath and
blow dry along with their first face and
feet shave on their weekly birthday.
They started eating solid food (I grind
kibble and add chicken or beef broth to
make a mush). Everyone very much
enjoyed their first meal. They will be
eating 3 solid meals and nursing 2 or 3
times a day for most of the upcoming
week. Arya is beginning to spend time
outside the playpen. The pups have
begun sitting up, walking and playing.