The 3 puppies ( 1 male and 2 female)
9th week later. (9/06/08)
Balance one puppy at home.
Playing with her mum............................standing tall beside her father
A new home for all the puppies
Today 3/06/08, gave the male puppy to another home, bye bye , "Honda".
Yesterday,26/05/08, the female white puppy, Honey, was given away to a new home.She was very calm when held by her new master.
8th week (23/05/08)
The puppies have growth very fast and theirs sizes are 18 inches in length and 11 inches in height. Start to eat a lot.Increases to one cup from half a cup of solid food Drink milk after each meal.
Adopting to the words, wee, wee ( to urinate) outside of cage and also the command come and sit, slowly .
Very playful and sometime quite fierce
7th week (16/05/08)
Beginning of 7th week and are as big as Chihuahua but still suckling milk
In the cage and start obedient class. ..........Playful and start to bark
Today,9/05/08, the puppies start to bark at 7.15am. Well, they start to delay the urinating time. Well done.
6th weeks old (8/05/08)
Starts to take puppy food and stay in dog cage at night
Woke me up at 5.30am for they wanted to urine
outside the cage. Seem to be very clean puppies
Start of 6 week, still suckling milk from mum............Starts to explore everything
start drinking from water tub
5th weeks plus 1 day
Where are my food?
5th week (1/05/08)
The puppies started to wonder around the garden and are very playful.
Start to feed them rice and by the end of the 5th week will try feeding them dog food.
Initially when all of us take the puppies in our hand ,we realized that they are very scare and now they start to acknowledge that we mean no harm and they just love to be petted. Start to talk to them and have purchased three dog bowls for solid food preparation. Until today, Goldie still allow them to take the milk from her. Have observe that they have milk teeth and get very excited when taking their first solid food, rice with liver.
Goldie is still very protective over them. Still do not allow friends near the puppies
Suckling milk from their mum.
4th week (25/04/08)
Do it business out side and also very playful
Almost the same size of chihuahua
3rd week (18/04/08)
By the 3rd week, the puppies started to crawl out of the cage.
Their eyes were opened two day ago, 16/04/08) approximately
19 days from birth.
Wait, I will be playing outside my pan soon!!
Day 17 (14/04/08)
On 14/4/08 ,Puppies are very chubby and started to try standing up.
Their eyes started to open slightly
Goldie, the proud mother
Day 1 (29/03/08)
Surprise today, Goldie does not take her breakfast and after our yearly, Cheng Ming this morning, my eldest son told me that she is about to whelp. At 12.00 noon, he gave me a call informing me that Goldie has whelped 1 puppy He found this puppy in the garden beside the rambutan tree. Goldie has no knowledge of itself giving birth to the first puppy. Pei Yi cleaned sand off the puppy and put it to the area that we have prepared for her whelping. After two more puppies,she realised that the place we sorted for her is a better place than the garden. Hence the rest of the puppies was bored in the den that we have provided for her. Well, the labor time stretch from 12..00 noon to 6.15pm until the last no 9 golden puppy came out. After completed, Goldie left her place and drink the fresh water that I have left outside her den. I immediately change all the paper boxes and she went back to her den straight. Very worry that she could accident step or rest her body on the puppies. I have to ask her to lay down on her side by pushing her down so that the puppies could suckle the milk and after a few try, she managed to understand. Well. She allowed all of us to hold the puppies . Normally, bitches would be aggressive even somebody goes near to the den
Two puppies could not survive and I have to bury them outside the house.
The puppies are of Alsatian and Labrador cross. 5 male and 2 female. Busy time again for I have to photostat books on puppy to be given away together to new owners
All taking their rest
Puppies searching for the mummy milk
Day 2 (30/03/08)
Everything is back to normal and I have to mop the floor outside for
all the blood stain leftover by Goldie during whelping.
I have to apply Dettol to disinfect the area.
Day 3 (31/03/08)
Strange thing happen this morning, When I woke up this morning, I found that a few puppies were shifted out from the den and I was curious for there must be a reason why Goldie did this. Upon counting the puppies
I found one missing. I called my wife and both of us searched the garden thoroughly and could not find the last puppy. All of a sudden, we heard a faint noise of a puppy crying behind the gap of the table. Putting my hand behind the table edge, I manage to pull the puppy out and it was quite tough for Goldie was scratching at the wood of the table , hence blocking my entrance.
Well,all of us are so happy but then we do not know why did Goldie did this strange behavoiur of shifting the puppies. My conclusion was that she got very panic after losing the puppy and has no confident of staying in the den .Finally, we stroke and petted her and assure her the den is still the right place. I have put entra paper board over the den to warm the den rather then just expose to the outside. Maybe this could be the reason. My younger son who is back for holiday told me the Goldie would carry the puppies out into the garden and then put them back again. What is she doing? Maybe letting the puppies clearing their bowel??. Anyway, just keep my finger cross and hope that she knows how to take good care of the baby
Day 4 (01/04/08)
Sad day for early this morning, one puppy was found dead probability Goldie could have accidentally slept on it. Then in afternoon, the weak puppy which my wife and I have fed with baby milk has passed away.
We were left with 5 puppies by today. Bought a packet of baby biscuit for Goldie for it contain higher nutritionally value and which the pet shop has recommended for whelping bitch. Has observed that Goldie can still produce milk for all the puppies.
Left the Goldie alone today for I have to attend to Safety and Health seminar at Hotel Equatorial, Penang. Make a survey of this hotel today and found her to be the same all these years .
Day 5 (02/04/08)
Could not sleep , wake up at 4.45am in the morning and go over to see how Goldie and the puppies are. They are fine and the puppies are suckling the milk from the mum .Came back from work and again was shocked to see all the puppies was in the garden at the tree truck which Goldie dug up during last few days . Again 1 puppy has to leave this world and now balance 4 puppies: 1 white and 3 black.
Very sad. Let pray that the rest of the puppies survives after today.
Day 6 (03/04/08)
Everything is normal. Before my wife goes off to work she reminds Goldie not to take the puppies into the garden again. Down to 3 puppies.
Day 7 (04/04/08)
I have a feeling that finally it will be 3 puppies left for Goldie is following the mummy procedure to take care of the puppies.
Will take a picture later. Puppies are very cute .
Day 7 (05/04/08)
Big headache again, Goldie has diarrhea and now I have to let her go on diet so as
to let her drain all the unwanted food in her tummy. Well, cooked some Oat for her , it might help. Why Oat? During my son last trip back during Chinese New Year, he purge alot and I managed to get rid of his problem by letting him eat filtered cooked oat solution only and after that he was back to normal. Why filter the cooked oat, well the cooked oat is fibrous so anything going into the stomach might flush out again. So filter it before drinking it. Puppies remains 3
Day 8 (06/04/08)
Went to Ayer Tawar, Perak for all soul day, Cheng Ming, reach home at 8.00pm and the puppies are okay. Dear son, do not worry for the puppies are okay.
All the puppies are sleeping all the time until meal time when they will just cry until Goldie feed them. Goldie has left the den and is sleeping outside with the rest of the dogs. She has recovered from diarrhea.
A week old puppies
Second Week (11/04/08)
All the puppies are fine and so is the mother. The puppies are very neat and their eyes are not open yet. They are chubby now for so much milk to suckle from their mother.