Update: 7 is fine - And We Think They're ½ Chihuahuas
The vaccine has been ordered. I got the one you linked to, Laurierace. Thank you so much! There will be doses left over, but I think I can sell those on Craigslist when we’re done here. That will help.
Everyone is doing well. There seems to be at least one of the pups that is somewhat vocal. Or they could be just arguing with each other over who gets the teat. I know that more personalities will come out later.
I didn’t put anything on their necks, because all I had at the time was embroidery floss, and I was afraid of it hanging up on something and hurting the wee ones. Could I go ahead and put the floss on now, that they are stronger than when they first came out? Or is there something else I could use? Wouldn’t nail polish hurt mom when she licks them?
The gal who saw the two dogs dumped in the park got back from vacation on Monday, and she reports that the other dog that was with her, who wasn’t caught, was a black and white Chihuahua. So it seems that these little guys may be his. So, I’m calling the pups Maltese/Chihuahua mixes.
Maddie is getting really good about wanting to go out when she needs to. However the Dobies have forgotten everything! That’s frustrating..
Sounds like you are having fun. I had 2 litters of labs. Here is what we used. Tarps with old towels on top. You can hose off the tarps and wash the towels. Or put the newspaper on top of the tarps. I had them in a kiddy pool until they could get out. Then borrowed an exercise pen which I used on top of the tarps. Marked bellies with different color sharpies. Enjoy, these 7 weeks will go quickly!
Here are some pictures, but not of all of them. I think you should be able to scroll from there. Some are all black and the only way to really tell is to look at the little dot/strips on the chest and "parts".
The vaccines came yesterday and are safely in the fridge.
Official Crazy Dog Lady (I have 10 dogs!), signing off for today.
I am late t o this thread, but........I have rescued cats and dogs who were almost ready to give birth. So I took them immediately to my vet and had them spayed. (And when the vet says those kittens/puppies were viable, I said don't tell me that.) As long as the kittens or cats aren't born before I get animals to the vet, I'm OK. After they are born, I don't put them down. (I still have one of the 4 kittens I got almost 21 yrs ago. They were 2 days old when I got the 4 of them and their mother. Had I adopted her before birth, I'd have had the vet spay her and the kittens would not have been with me for 17, 17, 19 yrs, and one still alive at 20 yrs 9 months now. Mama cat lived to be 17 yrs old also. But this was because I told Friends of Animals I wanted a litter and the queen, since the last of my 18 yr old cats had died.)
You can have a dog or cat spayed even when they are almost ready to give birth.
I might be able to send a very good home your way; my mom lives in NM and wants a small fuzzy type dog. It's dog paradise.
A few months ago you said you might have a home for one of the puppies.. I'd be willing to try shipping if it means a great home. Does the offer still hold? There are three left, and one of them is a bit "Harry"...