The puppies still don’t have eyes this morning. They won’t be two weeks old until tomorrow and we all know a watched puppy will not open its eyes. They have begun lurching around the whelping box like drunken sailors, barking miniature Cardi barks. They are used to being handled and cuddle up so I can sniff puppy breath — what a great pick-me-up. Time to clip the ends of their little nails to save their mom. All four are voracious eaters and the weights reflect it.
Besides her regular (increased amount) two raw meals a day, Leidy is free-feeding on Taste of the Wild and has been through almost 15 pounds of the stuff in two and a half weeks.
Vaccine and microchips are ordered and should be here tomorrow — not that I need them yet — and a new supply of Wubbas is on its way as well — I’ll need those very soon. I have wormer here so will begin dosing everyone before too long.
My Element is on a recall for the ignition and it’s due for servicing, so tomorrow morning I must take it to the dealer in Rio Rancho — THAT’S out of my way, but then it will be done before I start the daily trek to Santa Fe on the 15th. The trial in Federal Court up there will only last three days, but they will be the longest days ever.
Chase is entered at Knoxville this weekend. It will be his first time in the conformation ring since June. I think Cheryl will be holding him down because he LOVES being a show dog!