Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Puppy Feet


Puppies are one week old today! Phew. What a week. The littlest tri girl (that is her second from left) is down to being tubed about every six to eight hours and still continues to gain. She is up to 1 lb .2 Ounces (from 9.9 ounces). The others are like little ticks and the biggest one (the other tri) is about 1 lb 9 ounces.

There still remains the danger of Ashley accidentally stepping on or laying on them, but praying that doesn't happen.

They are much stronger now and are like heat seeking missiles when Ash steps into the whelping box. One of the Sable Merles is actually trying to walk already which is a hoot.

Anyway....I will try and get some individual pictures up, but they are so bobbley and will not hold still for anything. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this picture of sweet little puppy feet (and puppy bums too....)

9 comments:

Sharrie said...

Congrats on the puppies. Can't wait to see them grow. Sorry about Boone.

Nancy K. said...

Just LOOK at how much they have grown already! Those two on the right are downright 'stocky' looking!

Do you get to chose which one you keep or will the breeder that you got beautiful Ashley from get first pick?

I would imagine you're forming quite a bond with little miss Tri...

Star said...

I'm so enjoying following these puppies. They are so cute and squishy! I could just hug one now. I bet Ashley is so proud. She is a lovely looking dog. I love the faces of those collies. I had a cross collie/alsation once upon a time and he was just gorgeous.
I bet you're tired feeding that pup, but bonding and happy to be doing it. You will never forget Boone, but life goes on and this must be helping?
Star x

phylliso said...

God has a way of keeping the mind & body occupied on the present,what fun you must be having!They are fat,cute,& growing so fast already.phyllis

Louise said...

They are such cute little things. It will be so much fun watching them grow with you.

Vicki Lane said...

Vicariously enjoying your puppies!

Tina T-P said...

Congrats on your new puppy family - Hope all continues to go well. T.

P.S. I love the picture of the kittehs that you have on your masthead. The look so shiny and healthy!

Kati said...

Oh, I want to hug a puppy! I am having a great time reading about the pups. Here's hoping that you catch up on your sleep soon!

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