Right after I change the pads in the whelping box, I try to take a photo. Under the pads is a PetSafe warming disk. It maintains a constant temperature that is warm but not hot, and has a chew safe cord (Holmes and Watson tested it). By the time the puppies are two days old, their little bodies have honed in on the disk and that is where the puppy pile forms. If Leidy is stretched out, everyone heads for the lunch bar, but as soon as she moves they all gravitate back to the disk.
Weight gain is good. On this (the ninth day), Reba has gone from (first number is birth weight) 6.5 oz. to 11.9, Smooch has gained from 9.9 oz to 1 lb, 2.7 oz., Udi from 8.6 oz. to 1 lb., 2.3 oz., and Victor from 10 oz to 1 lb., 2.1 oz. The best part is that they no long scream for mom when I pick them up. They now cuddle up against my neck. Ooooh! I love puppies! I am hoping that Sunday perhaps we will see glimmers of eyes so they can recognize me before I pick them up and cuddle them.
Leidy is eating like a stevedore. She looks great with shiny coat and eyes. She feels free to leave the puppies more to go outside or to lie on her cot and watch them sleep.
In other news (important to me). We closed the sale of the house yesterday, BUT (this comes as no surprise), Wells Fargo failed to wire my money to the Title Company. It would be nice to be paid for the house. Certainly they will wire it this morning:/