Eyes open, up on their feet and ready to go!
This week has seen a significant change in the pups. They are now very definitely either asleep or awake and when they are awake they are already quite lively!
This photo was taken yesterday, can you see how much they’ve grown? Already showing a good taste in music and enjoying cuddles with friends, while Aura looks proudly on.I’ve nicknamed this boy Charlie Brown, as he is the only chocolate boy. Homes have not yet been confirmed for all the pups, but this will almost certainly be sorted by this time next week. If you’d like to visit but are worried you might be tempted to have one, please don’t be! I am very fussy about who goes where – collie pups are not for everyone. If you are interested, please see my FAQs page for more information?
Otherwise, I do hope you will come for a cuddle? It’s lovely to catch up with friends while being entertained. I shall be needing LOTS of children to come now, so please get in touch?
How do you go from this…
to this, in one week? Simple, your mum feeds you, constantly. These puppies have easily doubled their birth weights, in one week, which is pretty impressive, isn’t it? Aura has been feeding, and feeding, and feeding.
After the first few days, there started to be a few gaps between feeds – Aura still enjoys coming out for a walk with the others. When she gets back the pups all stuff their faces again. Then collapse in a ‘drunken’ heap, lying wherever they stopped.
Aura doesn’t mind if they are sprawled over her feet. Of course she needs plenty to eat, so I’ve been giving her four big meals per day, with added protein, such as tuna or chicken. Yummy – perks of the job!
Feeding is hot work, so she likes to cool off. She does love her babies though and will snuggle up to them.
Spending time around them, it is amazing how much they do, wriggling about, squeaking and snuffling (they sound like guinea pigs). They can’t see or hear, but they know where Aura is and they find each other to cuddle up.
We’ve had some visitors already and so they are already getting used to being handled and experiencing different smells and sensations. I tidy their toenails so they don’t scratch Aura when feeding – they don’t like that much!
Next week their eyes will open… Do let me know when you would like to book a visit?
I am delighted to announce the safe arrival of 5 beautiful puppies from Dentbros Princess Aurora (Aura) x Jupavia Made For You (Zuri), born on Sunday 24th April, 2016. We have two girls and three boys, all healthy and thriving. The girls are both chocolate and white, as is one of the boys, with the other two boys being black and white. All are beautifully marked, with very classic collie markings. Aura is a fantastic mother, as I knew she would be! She is very calm and relaxed, while also being extremely attentive. The other girls (Aura’s mum, granny and aunt!) have all popped in to have a look. And of course we have to spend lots of time gazing..
We have already had visitors! Very happy to have had my mum here for moral support and friends who know Aura well have popped in too. Thank you Ben Sibley for these brilliant photos!
We need lots of visitors over the next 8 weeks, so I shall expect to see everyone I know at some point. Of course the owners will be coming to visit a number of times, once we know the puppies are all healthy. I need lots of children to come and play, with adults of all ages. This makes sure that the puppies grow up to be happy, outgoing, confident dogs. I do ask that we only have adults who Aura knows for the first week or so, please.
Just let me know when you’d like to come? Obviously it can get pretty busy at times, so bear with me, but I’m sure there will be cuddles for everyone! See you soon 🙂