Dear Puppy Diary,
After a vigorous walk around our pond and through the pasture on the early morning of Tuesday October 8th, our Sweet Marie presented with great gusto, six beautiful pups. Accomplished in her usual flair for life, Marie delivered all her puppies in just over two hours. Our Thanksgiving themed Butterball was the first to be born arriving at 9:20 am and the last puppy, Sweet Potato arriving at 11:25 am, just in time for lunch!
All are thriving and all have doubled their birth weight, many having already done so on their fifth day. First time mom, Marie has turned out to be an attentive and devoted mother. The content squeaks and squeals are a delightful sound and even Nutmeg barking, yes barking already, is a rather sweet sound. You have to wonder what he is trying to convey.
Some of the best reactions to Early Scent Introduction have been when introduced to BBQ potato chips and fresh coffee grinds, both seemed to be big hits! Early Neurological Stimulation continues daily and this has proven to be fun watching the puppies develop as they become more familiar with the daily exercises.
We can't wait to see what unfolds in the coming week, maybe an eye or two peeking back at me? How exciting!!! That's it for this week, catch you next week. Over and out from Marie's puppy pen.
Susan Luyendyk and Sweet Marie
Frequent updates and photos are posted on our Northrock Barbets Facebook Page if you would like to follow the litter's progress.