As we announced on the home page, Line and Mystic had five precious puppies on Tuesday, May 28th, around 8:30am. One girl and four boys!
They start out resembling sausage-shaped cuties with stubby legs. It’s amazing that even at a few days old they’re able to move around to get to Lina, but they do! They slide on their big bellies around the whelping pen.
Around day 12 their eyes were more or less fully open, and this week they began actually walking (unsteadily) on the carpet and around the pen and on the vinyl covered floor.
They can also hear sounds now, and they hear our voices and come to the edge of the whelping pen when we sit there, talking to them. The sounds they make are very different now as well, resembling dog sounds. Sometimes they let out a yelp, and surprise and scare themselves!
They still sleep and eat most of the time, but when they are awake they’re beginning to interact with each other, mostly by opening their (relatively) huge mouths, and attempting to put some body part of their sibling into it.
They are a really relaxed bunch! Not a single agitated puppy. They commonly fall asleep in our arms, without any struggle.
Little Miss Pink girl (Delilah to us), is still the runt, but growing at her own good pace. A birth they were all right around one pound in weight. As of today here are their weights:
Master Red (Gideon) — 3 lbs, 15 1/2 oz.
Master Yellow (Solomon) — 3 lbs, 10 1/2 oz.
Master Green (Elijah) — 3 lbs, 10 1/2 oz.
Master Blue (Amos) — 3 lbs, 7 1/2 oz.
Miss Pink (Delilah) — 3 lbs!
They got their first de-worming treatment this week.
The fun really starts now! We’ll try to post some picture here, but see more on Instagram — @lakejoygoldens.