Friday, January 18, 2013

A Rhyme

It's time for an end of the week catch-up post. We'll start with a rhyme.

Syd has pink spots on her nose
And we both have freckles on our toes.

And bellies.

So much for rhyming. The girls went for a weigh in on Monday and had each gained a pound. Syd is a great eater. As soon as she sees that bowl she concentrates on finishing all the pieces and licking the bowl clean.

Mac, on the other hand, is easily distracted. Once I direct her to the bowl, she takes a few pieces and plays with them, tossing them around and pouncing on them. Then she seems to forget what she's doing and wanders off. I direct her back to the bowl several times before she settles down to eat. By that time Syd is finished with hers and ready to help with Mac's dinner. Sydney gets held while Mac works on cleaning her bowl.

It's been cold here for most of the week, so the pups have played in the guest bathroom instead of going outside. At first I was able to put them in the tub and know they were safe while I cleaned their pen, but Syd learned how to climb out and come looking for me, so now I clean the pen while they bounce around the room trying to get into trouble.

Both Noah and Fudge are much better. They're both eating and gaining weight. They're both having good stools and we're about to pronounce them well. We decided that as soon as we have three consecutive days of good appetites and no loose stools, we're cracking a bottle of champagne. It looks like tomorrow may be the day.
Sebastian is wearing his cone yet again. He will not leave the incision site alone. This time we're getting serious about this and we're spraying him daily with a spray bandage to protect the area, he's wearing a cone and sometimes a jacket and after a conference with Dr B, he's taking something for anxiety. We're hoping we can perform some behavioral therapy over the next couple weeks and break the habit of chewing on his hip.
Morgan is doing great. She's growing hair in the shaved areas and doesn't pay any attention to the surgical sites.

On Tuesday the little girls will have another round of vaccinations and then they'll be ready to meet the big dogs. The older dogs are all curious. They know the pups are at the end of the hall and they sit by the gate hoping for a glimpse. We'll be making introductions gradually and we hope it goes smoothly. I'm curious to see the reactions. I have some ideas about who will like the puppies and who may want nothing to do with them. I'll let  you know if I'm right.


Marjie said...

The pups are so little! Oh, I knew they were little, but the head-in-hand shot is amazing to me. I'm glad that your boys are doing better, and hope that Sebastian settles down once his pack-mates' illnesses are under control and the pups join the party. Maybe he's anxious because he knows there are difficulties afoot?

SissySees said...

I love freckled toes and haven't seen a freckled nose up that close in a while.

Sebastian!! You stop that now, please?

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Mom Kim here - I am so glad I stopped by your blog - still at work as the afternoon drags on but hearing about the pups and the other dogs too - put a smile on my face and in my heart - a couple little giggles snuck out too (so glad I am by myself right now)
Mom Kim

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Boy, have we been out of the loop. We had to go back through your posts to see where these two beautiful pups came from!

We can't wait to watch them grow!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Fantastic news about the others...let them be healthy for a long time...and Sebastian leaving his wound alone!

gMarie said...

What a great report. Lift a glass of champagne for me. So glad the boys are finally feeling better. I do hope Sebastian will leave his poor hip alone. So great that Morgan has a good report as well.

Sounds like Syd and Mac are settling right in. Don't you love it when one dog won't eat right away? That was always Abby when there were 4. Now she gobbles and tries to eat some of Beau's food. Silly dogs. :) g

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Spots and freckles and puppy breath - just so much cuteness and fun:)

We are delighted to hear all the good reports - keep it up!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Jo's World said...

Yippee! is what Jo, Stella and Zkhat have to say about all this.

We are all very happy about Noah and Fudge and hope they stay well.

I'm glad you let me name Mac (haha)!

Sebastian gotta be a goo' boy!

We send hugs all around.

Molly the Airedale said...

Love the freckled tummies! The pups are so adorable!
Come-on, Sebastian - your ruining totally great news all around!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

How Sam Sees It said...

We will open a bottle of champagne too! The pups are adorable!


Life with Wrigs said...

I hope you are able to resolve Sebastian's troubles soon. So happy to hear Noah and Fudge are back to normal! Will be looking for news about the introduction of Sydney and Mackenzie to the big dogs.

Susan and Wrigs

Lapdog Creations said...

SO glad everyone is doing better - hooray!