a November 7th, 2010

  1. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    November 7, 2010 by myeye

    I love looking at them sleeping and dreaming.

    Victor and Udi 11-7-2010Victor and Udi   zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The girls 11-7-2010Sisters forever  zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Sleeping Beauty - Reba 11-7-2010Sleeping Beauty – Little Reba   zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. So How Did This Happen?

    November 7, 2010 by myeye

    I mentioned that Leidy has a dog cot in her puppy area and that she lies on it and watches the puppies in the whelping box.  Tonight I wanted to change out their pads and Leidy was outside.  I picked up the babies and laid them on the cot.  Enter Leidy who decided she could have the best of both worlds.  She climbed onto the cot, gingerly picking her way between babies, laid down, and they proceeded to have a snack.  It’s probably a very comfortable way to care for the kids.

    Leidy Puppies on the cot 11-7-2010

    The week of November 15th I will be in trial in Federal Court in Santa Fe — probably just through Wednesday.  Because my move to Los Lunas has almost doubled the time for the trip to Santa Fe, I was pretty worried about the puppies getting their supplemental turkey/goat’s milk meals.  I’d be feeding them at 5:00 AM so they would need to be fed again at around 2:00 to 3:00.  There is no way I will be home before 8:00 PM.  So, the person you will be seeing on the puppy cam in the afternoons the first part of next week is “Jean from NM”.  She lives not too far from me and offered to come feed the babies (as long as she could cuddle them as well).  She gets a gold star and many hugs from me, plus all the puppy breath she can bottle.  Thank you, Jean.  Now I don’t have to worry about the babies.

  3. . . . and Thanks For Giving Me Back My Hour

    November 7, 2010 by myeye

    I went outside to get my newspaper (which isn’t there yet), but was met by the sunrise.  I love the views from the new house.

    Looking South-Southeast

    south-southeast six fifteen AM 11-7-2010

    Looking Southeast:

    Southeast six-fifteen 11-7-2010

    Looking due East:

    Due east six fifteen AM 11-7-2010

  4. Day Two of Real Food — Flying Saucer Pan

    November 7, 2010 by myeye

    The crystal dish is perfect for two puppies, but four puppies (especially when one gets into the dish) crowd each other.  I have only large flying saucer dishes (optimism?), but decided using one would keep the babies spread out while they ate.  This morning Smooch, Udi, and Victor are all over two pounds and Reba is just short of the two pound mark.  It seems turkey and goat’s milk agrees with them.

    GOOD MORNING, Baby Puppies!

    Flying Saucer Pan 11-7-2010 AMFiguring out the flying saucer pan

    Reba and Udi AM 11-7-2010Reba and Victor get it

    Udi and Smooch Breakfast 11-7-2010Smooch and Udi sharing — for now

    Victor - Breakfast 11-7-2010Handsome Victor never misses a meal

    Leidy is not at all upset about the puppies bringing in outside food — especially since she cleans up the pan and then the food off the puppies.  I’m going to set up the shavings/potty yard today even though the puppies are quite young.  Leidy is not keeping them or the box clean.  We’ll see how long it takes them to figure out that we’ve remodeled and added a bathroom.  By the time they are six weeks old, I expect they will use the dog door to go out into their play yard.

    The play yard is a 10′ x 6′ pen that is covered with chain link.  We are going to roof it, with an overhang to keep snow and rain (which could happen) from building up in the yard.  To make it really usable by our babies, I must fill in the crater that Leidy has dug.  I’m not going to bother until Leidy goes home.