Two weeks old and awakening to the wide world around them - here are Tachi's puppies! Remember to click on their pictures for more details on each puppy.
As the eyes crack open, the eager hands of children reach out to get their hands on these sweet puppies. Our children are now allowed to hold the puppies for a few minutes. The puppies truly only want nourishment and warmth at this age. When you hold them, they look around for both and often settle in the crook of your arm.
Tachi and the puppies are doing fabulous! Everyone is growing at a nice, steady pace. All the puppies have doubled their birthweight, and some have even tripled it! Their weights as of this morning are as follows: Zeke-1lb, 5oz; Chester, JD, Ivan, Auggie, & Amelia-1lb, 4oz; Everest & Zuma-1lb, 3oz; and Tracker & Faith-1lb, 1oz. We’ve been amazed at the growth of Zuma and Tracker. As the smallest puppies in a litter of 10, we expected that they may lag a bit and need to be supplemented. However, they must have a little tenacity in their favor because they are clearly getting what they need!
We’ve been closely monitoring Tachi – taking her temperature daily, making sure she gets time outside playing in the sunshine, being certain she eats plenty of nutritious food, and making sure she always has fresh, clean water. She’s a real supermom – she makes caring for 10 look easy. She continues to take care of all their needs from eating to staying clean. In the next week as the puppies become more mobile and begin going “potty” on their own, we will expand our whelping area to include a potty box to begin early house training. Below is the current whelping area (notice Tachi has a place where she can rest outside of the puppy box – she uses this "rest area" more and more frequently as the puppies grow.)
CJ with Tracker
For those of you who have one of these puppies reserved or for those who may be interested in reserving one, here’s a brief outline of how it works. (You can read more on our deposit process and FAQ pages.)
1. We are currently accepting deposits of $450 to reserve a male or female puppy.
2. At 4-5 weeks old, you can come meet the parents, the puppies, and us.
3. After they visit the vet at 6.5 weeks old, we will contact you for your choice of puppy in order of the waiting list.
4. At 8 weeks old, the puppies can go HOME!
I will wrap up this week with a few pictures of the first cuddle session and sleepy photos (because they still sleep the majority of the day away).
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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