Sonne's Bright Shining Penny
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Penny & Sheldon's April 29, 2021 Puppies - Weekly Weights & Updates

Birth Weight

Percy                 10.8 oz

Wednesday       11.3 oz

Cooper               15.2 oz

Penny and Sheldon’s litter was born on Thursday, April 29th. Penny delivered 2 boys and 1 girl in the litter.  The first pup arrived at 1:53 am with the last arriving at 3:04 am. Mom and puppies are doing well.

Birth Order

Cooper

Wednesday

Percy

1 Week - Weights & Update

Percy               1 lb 10.2 oz

Wednesday      1 lb 10.5 oz

Cooper             2 lbs 1.6 oz

At the age of 1 week, the pups are all doing very well and gaining weight. Their sense of smell is how they explore their world in the beginning. I begin holding and massaging the puppies from day 1 I nestle against my chest, holding them on their backs to rub their bellies and paws. They are weighed daily to ensure that everyone is progressing.

2 Weeks - Weights & Update

Wednesday       2 lbs 15.4 oz

Percy                 3 lbs 1.2 oz

Cooper              3 lbs 8.2 oz

The puppies all are eating well and growing on schedule.   Puppies in small litters always grow much faster than the litters with lots of puppies.  We call them our chubby buddies.  Everyone eyes were open on their 2 week birthday. Everyone is used to being held now and snuggles contentedly against me after their daily weight check. 

3 Weeks - Weights & Update

Wednesday       4 lbs 4.1 oz

Percy                4 lbs 10.2 oz

Cooper              5 lbs 0.5 oz

The puppies continue to grow well.  At 3 weeks, their ears are open and they are hearing sounds now.  Mom and pups moved out of the nursery to a playpen crate in the family room.  

4 Weeks - Weights & Update

Wednesday       5 lbs 9.4 oz

Percy                 6 lbs 5.5 oz

Cooper              6 lbs 9.8 oz

At the age of 4 weeks, the pups have begun eating solid food.  I mix up ground kibble, chicken broth & pumpkin for the beginning meals. Mom and pups have moved out of the family room into a playpen crate in the living room for a change in scenery.

5 Weeks - Weights & Update

Wednesday       6 lbs 9.0 oz

Percy                 7 lbs 8.0 oz

Cooper              7 lbs 13.5 oz

At the age of 5 weeks, the pups are eating solid food 3 times per day and nursing from Mom throughout the day as well.  Penny has started leaving the pups for short periods of time but still enjoys sleeping with them overnight.  

6 Weeks - Weights & Update

Wednesday       7 lbs 6.0 oz

Percy                 8 lbs 14.5 oz

Cooper              9 lbs 1.5 oz

At the age of 6 weeks, the pups are weaned from Mom. They went to the vet for their first check-up and puppy vaccination.  This week they will start going “outside potty” several times a day.  They will begin taking their daytime naps in individual crates.