Friday, February 4, 2011

Learning to Walk

The pups are trying to walk.  It is so funny because they walk like an alligator.  Their legs are not straight out under them, but off to the outside of their bodies.  The placement is like when a person does a push up, which is sort of what they are doing - lifting their bellies off the floor, but with all 4 legs.  They can only take 3 or 4 steps before they collapse on their bellies.  But they love it and do it over and over again.

Their eyes and ears are still closed, but I expect eyes to start opening in the next 2 to 3 days.  They are now 11 days old.  Pictures start to become harder to take from this point on.  First, I can't use a flash because once their eyes open it is too hard on their eyes.  So I have to rely on natural light.  Second, they will become much more mobile in the next week.  Photographing a moving target is a challenge.

They have now doubled in size.  And Cassonade will spend an hour or so away from them a couple of times a day.  Unfortunately, they have diarrhea.  My vet has put them on Bismuth (pepto bismol) to try and stop it. It isn't causing them any trouble or discomfort.  It bothers me more than them.......

Below is a picture I took two days ago.

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