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Filbert, Holly and Olive
D.O.B. June 10 /13

Our Mom is a Chihuahua, and our Dad is a Shih Tzu/miniature Pinscher

Ready for adoption, if interested please contact Angi they are being fostered in Bellingham, WA

26/8
11 weeks old


(Adopted Aug.30/13)
Holly


(Adopted Sept.24/13)
Filbert


(Adopted Aug.27/13)
Olive


5/8
8 weeks old


Holly
2 lbs. now,  suspect will be around 10 lbs.

Holly is  a VERY social and loving pup.  Her foster mom has taken lots of time and energy to ensure she is the best she can be.  She interacts with over 400 people (including lots of kids) every week,  tons of other puppies and a bazillion adult dogs.  She is a rock star!

A little bit about Holly:  she is silly,  active,  quiet and full of vigor.  She is a treasure hunter!  Socks,  tissue, toys... you name it she likes to steal them and take them to her bed.  She is very adventurous,  willing to try any obstacle set in front of her. She is outgoing and ready to take on the world.  She is crate trained, currently using a wee pad and knows her sit and come when called cue. 


Olive

2 lbs. now,  suspect will be around 10 lbs.

Olive is  a VERY social and loving pup.  Her foster mom has taken lots of time and energy to ensure she is the best she can be.  She interacts with over 400 people (including lots of kids) every week,  tons of other puppies and a bazillion adult dogs.  She is a rock star!

A little bit about Olive:  she is snuggly, cuddly and very playful. She is happy to play with anyone and everything,  but she enjoys her time alone too.  She likes toy and chewys... She is outgoing and ready to take on the world.  She is crate trained, currently using a wee pad and knows her sit and come when called cue. 

 


Filbert

2 lbs. now,  suspect will be around 8-10 lbs.

 

Filbert is  a VERY social and loving pup.  His foster mom has taken lots of time and energy to ensure he is the best he can be.  He interacts with over 400 people (including lots of kids) every week,  tons of other puppies and a bazillion adult dogs.  He is an amazing little pup!

 

A little bit about Filbert:  He is quiet and relaxed.  He is outgoing, playful, snuggly and ready to take on the world.  He is crate trained, currently using a wee pad and knows his sit and come when called cue. His fur is a little longer than his sisters, not sure what his adult coat will look like!

 

 

 

29/7
7 weeks old, now ready for pre-adoption, if interested please contact Angi they are being fostered in Bellingham, WA


25/7
Eating from food puzzles, like Kong's, teaches puppies to self soothe, slows down eating and aids in digestion, increases focus and impulse control and fills their natural desire to hunt. Win-Win... for everyone! Kong's... they are not just for treats



22/7/13

6 weeks old


15/7/13

5 weeks old

 

9/7
Fat adorable puppies sleeping on their back

7/7
4 weeks old


Olive:  1 lb 2 oz
Holly: 1 lb 3 oz
Filbert: 15  ¾ oz

 

7/2
 Brought pups to work with me today.  Clients have been having fun naming the breeds… so far we have:  Shih-Chi  but I also like Chih-Aht-Zu :-)  LOL

 
7/1


Took all the pups to the yard today,  they seemed to like the cool grass and the warm sun.  All are walking and running a bit.  The are getting so big!

 6/30

 Both of Olive’s eyes are open today.  Filbert and Holly are walking well, and not dragging their belly’s on the ground.

 

6/29

Olive: 13 oz 5/8
Filbert: 11 oz ¾
Holly: 15 oz

 

Olive has the beginning of one eye opening!  Both Filbert and Holly are taking steps and they both pee’d on their own!  I get to sleep for 6 hours!

6/28

Both Filbert and Holly’s eyes are fully open!  All pups are strong, and doing very well.

 

 

6/26

Filbert is opening his eyes!  




 He and Olive LOVE to sleep in their backs.  Holly is  a brute,  one strong puppy!

 

Once we get open eyes and open ears, we can go to feeding every 4 to 5 hours… fingers crossed for this weekend for all.

Pups do have to spend LOTS of time a part.  Still suckling on each other’s genitals. They get to snuggle just after eating, since they are too full to want to do anything J

We have tried to find a mamma dog,  who is small herself with only a few pups to help. No luck.  Other rescues have mamma’s but the mamma is either too large or they have TONS of pups, and these tiny ones would not stand a chance.

 

6/25

Olive:   10  5/8
Filbert: 9  7/8
Holly: 11.75

 

All pups eyes are still closed, ears too.  Should be any day now!

  6/23

Olive:   9.5
Filbert: 8.78
Holly: 10.5

 

Feeding every 3 to 4 hrs now… Jason and I take shifts.  Feedings now are

5am
9am
12noon
4pm
7pm
11pm
2am

 

6/22

All three pups took a bottle today!  Dr. Monroe clearly has the magic hands J  Bottle feeding take a  lot more time to do (its takes me about 10 minutes to feed all 3 pups with a feeding tube, vs. 30to 40 min to bottle feed)  but its worth it to try to meet their emotional needs for nursing.  

6/21

Olive:   8 oz 3/4
Filbert: 8 oz
Holly: 9 oz ¾

 

To Maplewood Animal Hospital today for a checkup.  All pups are doing well,  lungs are clear.  We are SO tired… little to no sleep.  Vet says keep up the good work…

  6/20

Olive:   8 oz 3/4
Filbert: 7 oz 3/4
Holly: 9 oz 3/8

We still try a bottle every day, but no luck.  Have to continue to tube feed (I place a tube in their mouth to the stomach)  Since they can’t nurse, they suckle EVERYTHING… even each other’s genitals.  We will have to separate them soon.

 

6/19

Olive:   8 oz 5/8
Filbert: 7 oz 5/8
Holly: 8 oz ¾

 

I am very worried about Olive. He abdomen is distended and she has not pooped in 5 hours.  7:00 pm I am heading to the emergency hospital.

12 midnight,  back from the vet. They did x-rays and an enema.  Lots of air in her abdomen.  Vet says we are tube feeding properly. But she is sucking air- probably at feeding time.  Lungs are clear. Whew…

  6/18

Olive:   7 oz 3/4
Filbert: 7 oz 1/4
Holly: 8 oz 1/2

6/17

Pups are doing ok,  but won’t take a bottle.  I will have to tube feed them.  Weighing them daily is essential.  Neonatal pups should gain 10% of their body weight per day.  You have to keep track by weighing them every day at the same time each day. Changing to logging in ounces.

Pups are fed every 2 hrs,  yes… even in the middle of the night.  Pups also cannot regulate body temperature or pee/poo on their own.  I have to stimulate them with a cotton ball to go after every feeding.

Feedings are

5am
8am
10am
12noon
2pm
4pm
6pm
8pm
11pm
2am

Olive:   6 oz 7/8
Filbert: 6 oz 3/8
Holly: 7 oz 5/8

6/15/2013

Pups to come home today.  Still doing great at the vet, mamma is nursing them all.  Sure wish we could keep mamma for a while,  but not a possibility. Owner would only surrender the pups, not the mamma and we certainly would not leave the pups in her care. If you can’t prevent an 8 month old puppy from getting pregnant…we can’t trust the pups in their care.

Theme will be “trees”  so they grow up BIG and strong

  Olive:  196 grams
Filbert: 176 grams
Holly: 233 grams

6/10/2013

Pups were born today, via cesarean at Maplewood Animal Hospital. 3 pups,  2 girls and a boy.  All healthy.  Mamma is doing well. Mamma is tiny,  Only 4 lbs after giving birth.  Without this cesarean neither her or the pups would of survived…thank you friends for life for stepping in and paying for the surgery. 

 

6/7/2013

Got a call today,  Friends for Life Canine Scholarship Fund www.friendsforlifecsf.org is financially assisting a young pup with an emergency cesarean section.  They need us to take the pups.  Mamma and pups will be boarded at Maplewood Animal Hospital for one week,  but after that we will not have access to the mamma.  Looks like we are in store for some sleepless nights. 




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