Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Five Days Old

The pups are growing rapidly. They are starting to wag their little tails, move around more, and their vocal range is expanding. The pups have outgrown their newborn hairband elastic "collars" and are currently being identified with dabs of nontoxic paint on their rumps. All pups weigh at least 1 lb and have gained approximately 50% of their birthweight. The small puppy pool is already getting a bit crowded and the Labby family will be upgrading to the large puppy pool in the next couple of days. BioSensor early neurological stimulation exercises started last Sunday and will continue daily until the pups are 16 days old. More info at http://www.angelfire.com/ca/curlycr/2001pups2a.html Early impressions while doing the BioSensor exercises are that these pups are a placid, tolerant bunch.

Someone asked why there were not more pics of the black pups. Baby black puppies who still have their eyes closed tend to photograph as little black blobs. Once their eyes open and they "get faces", there will be plenty of black puppy pics. Eyes typically open between 12 and 16 days of age.

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