Ellie/Redman Puppies 2021
Happy Paws King Of Hearts @ Starborn
Starborn's Walking On Sunshine
Ellie had her pups in the late afternoon of January 11th. All went smoothly and she had
the same as Molly, four girls and one boy. The girls are red pieds and the boy is a black
and white parti. They were large strong pups who began nursing immediately. They
have gained consistently since birth. I'm running out of ideas for temporary names!
This week Ellie's pups will be 2 weeks old. They haven't all opened their eyes yet but I wanted to post
an update. They are right behind Molly's pups in age. They just eat and sleep and race to the milk bar
when Ellie gets in the Whelping box. Ellie is such a good mom that most of what I do is feed her...a lot!,
and change bedding. I also do neuralogical stimulation exercises and weigh them everyday for the first
16 days. Then I weigh them once a week and start adding stimulus items like toys, sounds, music,
things to crawl over and around....and then the litter box. This will be our "Walking On Sunshine" Litter.
Ellies pups are almost 3 weeks. They all have eyes open now. They can scoot
around and cuddle, but mostly eat and sleep at this age.
Ellies pups are almost 4
weeks. They earned a litter
box last week and are
getting in and out pretty
well. Molly and Ellie's pups
will start getting puppy mush
this week to help the moms
prepare for weaning. At this
age they mainly eat and
sleep but also have short
bouts of wobbling around
and playing with each other.
That's when I try to interact
with them and let them climb
on me...and use small
stuffed animals to play with
Ellie's pups are 5 weeks. They are eating well and have earned a larger play
area. All the litters seem to enjoy music, especially the soft yoga music at
naptime. They are very close developmentally to Molly's pups and will soon be
able to play with them.
Ellies pups are 6 weeks. They are growing like weeds! They are 1/2 and 1/2 weaned and
starting to enjoy playtime away from mom in bigger spaces.