Category: general news
Drinking from a water bottle.
Here the puppies are learning to lick water from a hanging water bottle. Saves some of the mess of them playing in a water bowl.
3 Musketeers First bath!
Our puppies are named for the 3 Musketeers; 3 brown boys are Porthos, Aramis and Athos. D’Artagnan is the light color boy, Constance is the brown girl and Milady de Winter in the light girl.
Cuteness keeps us entertained.
That is what we call it when we start to see the eyes open. This is a puppy whose eyes are almost all the way open at 15 days. The others are not far behind with most starting to open part way. Ears are still opening, as well.
2 weeks birthday
At 2 weeks, puppies still don’t have eyes open, but I expect to start seeing “peepers” by tomorrow. It takes a couple days for eyes and ears to open, and then life for pups really changes. Stay tuned . . . .
Here is a link to the video of one of the puppies at 12 days to show how well they can get around.
Did you know? Fun facts:
From the time of breeding, puppies take about 59 to 63 days to be born.
Puppies are born unable to see or hear. In the Lagotto, they usually open around 2 weeks to 15 days.
Puppies can scoot around quite well searching for food. They have a good sense of smell and warmth.
Puppies cannot regulate their body temperature for about 2 weeks, so they must be kept from drafts and cold. We keep a puppy heating pad under the kiddy pool where they were born.
Mama eats about 5 times a day to keep up with her hungry babies.
4 Days old! Lined up for breakfast at the Milk Bar.
Do these puppies make my butt look big?
Ori hasn’t slowed down yet, but she cannot jump up on our bed anymore. She can still get up on the couch but it is getting harder for her to get up on high places. Her appetite is growing too.