|Oklahoma Standard Poodles||
Almost two weeks old!
Updates this week:
Today was an especially big day for the pups and their mama:
Mama is doing great feeding her little ones - they're getting roly-poly! A few graphs of their weight below, with the first showing their respective collar colors. I will try to post photos and maybe a few videos tomorrow. With the weather today and the tornado watch, I was worried we'd have to make it into our shelter with 9 dogs! Luckily it was just rain and a lot of wind, or as my husband would say, "The tears of the Texas fans after their team took a walloping today"
Although it is a little early, we have retrieved the stethoscope and have begun listening for tiny heartbeats on the tummy of our sweet girl. Around 25 to 35 days of pregnancy, a skilled ear can hear the tiny tick-tick-tick of puppy heartbeats, and soon there after the puppies can be palpated from outside the abdomen in their individual gestational sacs. Hearing the heartbeat for the 1st time is so exciting! Some breeders claim that they can count a number of females and males in a litter by the differences in the individual heart rates, but of course ultrasound and x-ray confirmation of pregnancy is the best way to determine the litter size.
We love our dogs so much they have their own blog. Ridiculous? Probably, but we don't think so.