The journey begins! Stardate 24.1.2020, Duma and Bono's pups arrived in warp speed! We are happy to announce 11 beautiful pups - 6 boys and 5 girls, all with beautiful ridges. Duma is being a great momma, keeping the pups clean and well fed. Bono likes to check them out....from a distance! He remembers all too well what sharp little teeth they'll have in a few weeks! In the meantime, for at least the next 3 weeks, Duma does most of the work and then it'll be my turn!
I was watching Star Trek Deep Space 9 reruns while these pups were beaming into the whelping box, so it just seemed perfect to have that litter theme!
The boys are Sisko, Dax, Odo, Bashir, Worf and Martok. The girls are Kira, Jadzia, Ezri, Troi and Kimara.
and remember! "Resistance is futile!" You're gonna love these wee wuns! They'll be ready to leave for their new homes March 20th, at 8 weeks.
Our First Week!
Our first week has been an eventful one, as always! Pups have just about doubled in size and are nice and chubby! They've had their dew claws removed, experienced their first toenail dremeling and started their early neurological stimulation exercises. ALL GOOD! Duma continues to be a wonderful momma and is keeping them clean as a whistle. VERY happy with her!
"The Prophets teach us patience." -- Vedek Bareil
and patience is DEFINITELY needed when trying to get week old pups to "pose"!!
The pups' second week has been pretty uneventful - sleeping,eating; more sleeping, more eating! GROWING! They're weighing in now between 3-4 lbs and can often be seen in milk comas!! Their eyes and ears are starting to open and I'm sure they'll find their voices soon, too. Duma continues to be a GREAT momma, but is also spending a bit more time outside stretching her legs and asking for a good rubdown! I've told her just one more week of dedicated feeding and cleaning and then I'll take over those chores for the most part.
Our little Trekkers have had quite a week! Not only do they the most awesome Momma who has kept them well fed and clean....now they have two!! Ella has decided they are HER puppies and has adopted all of them! She, unfortunately, is going thru a false pregnancy, has plenty of milk and it's best for her health to let her have her turn with them. Duma is taking it all in stride, as she's getting to the point where she is starting to wean them and spends a bit more time away from them. These are gonna be FAT little pups!! Because of Ella, I'm delaying starting them on puppy chow for another week.
They are now starting to look and act like real puppies! TOO STINKIN' CUTE!!! They had their first trip outdoors today for their weekly pictures and enjoyed some fresh air and sunshine!