Leidy must offer super-milk. Today was a milestone for Reba as she moved up the scale to 13.5 oz — more than double her birth weight of 6.5 oz. Her siblings continue to move toward butterball status with Smooch at 1 lb., 4.5 oz., Udi at 1 lb, 3.9 oz., and Victor at 1 lb., 4 oz. They are now happy to cuddle up against my neck — no longer concerned that they have been lifted into the air and are moving away from the whelping box. I can’t wait for eyes to begin opening so they can see what’s around them — but mostly so I can see those pretty eyes. I love puppies!
In unrelated news, I made my hotel reservations for the Nationals. There was so much chatter about it on the various lists that I panicked and decided I’d better get rooms. At this point, I plan to fly (round trip is about $300 on Southwest), rent a car, drive to the herding site to watch Susan and Chase, and stay there until Monday when we’ll drive back into Houston and check into the host hotel. I will take Chase from Sunday afternoon until I return him to Susan on Saturday after Best of Breed competition. I’ve definitely missed my happy boy.