|Lucky has a full belly and sleeps peacefully.|
For the first few weeks the puppies eyes and ears are closed tight. These senses of sight and hearing are still developing. Today, at 12 days old, I noticed that the puppies eyes were just beginning to open. Their eyes will not be fully open for a few days still.
|Can you see my eyes are open a tiny bit?|
Dixie's appetite really picked up pace when the puppies were born. She scarfs down several bowls of food a day...and drinks so much water too. I let her eat and drink as much as she wants, until we are ready to wean the puppies. She needs the extra calories to build up her milk supply and keep these puppies growing up healthy and strong.
It is truly amazing how quickly the puppies grow. I was astonished how quickly they were putting on weight during those first days. Then, I went away for several days after the 4th of July. I went up to Manhattan to visit a few friends. We spent the day sight seeing, and I kept thinking of one of our puppies families, who lives a few blocks from Central Park. Wouldn't it have been crazy to visit them with a puppy in my pocket...ha ha! He would have fit! But obviously the thought of separating a puppy from his mama is preposterous!
While I was gone, my dear hubby was home to hold down the fort. When I got home on
Monday, I could visibly see the puppies had grown. They looked really fat and healthy. It made me feel happy.
There was one unfortunate problem....my puppy scale disappeared! Just so you know....we have a Bermuda Triangle in this house. Things mysteriously escape into another dimension....assisted by a 3 yr old I think. And so I am sorry to say that I cannot weigh the puppies until another scale arrives in the mail. Hmmm. What can I say? I guess its not the end of the world. The puppies are still growing, there's no doubt about it:)