First days with new puppies

Pidge is adjusting to her new role as "Mom" of 8 beautiful puppies. All are gaining weight nicely and eating like crazy. Pidge has a terrific appetite but continues to have a little tummy trouble and requires lots of trips outside. My spot in the recliner next to the whelping box is rarely empty during the nightime hours.

Today begins the pre-stressing process. I love this time to spend one on one with the new little ones. During the next 2 weeks we will do a simple series of holding each puppy in various positions for a few seconds each and desensitizing them to touch. There is so much for them to try and connect during this period that we find the process helps greatly with neurological development.

Videos will be coming soon!