Gracie's Last Litter Page
Photo to the right:
Gracie's x-ray from the ER Vet's
office showing 14 puppies.  
(1 had already been delivered)  
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the puppies better.  
They look like little fish bones.
Above:
Left:
 The first little puppy born weighing 6.8oz.  
She passed the following day.

Right:  The entire litter

Below:
Litter pictures with mom, all resting well.
Gracie x Stryker  
DOB 9/15/2013

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Day 6
8 of the puppies have hit 1 pound and the other 4 are just about there!!!  They are refusing the bottle now and
Gracie is producing plenty of milk for the 12 of them.  I am still supplementing but not as frequently.  They are
not out of the woods yet.  We need to hit 2 weeks of age!!  You can see in the pictures where Gracie was
shaved for her c-section.  The puppies are little butter-balls now and love laying on their backs, relaxed (left
photo) or flopped over a litter-mate (right photo).  Gracie is bouncing back well and will get her staples out on
Tuesday of this upcoming week.  All is going well!!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Puppy Visits
begin at 4 weeks of age -
October 13th
Puppy Picks begin at 5 weeks of age -
October 20th

These puppies can be picked up on/after
November 2nd
OR
Can be flown on/after November 11th
Day 14
Four of the puppies have hit 2 pounds and the other 8 are just about there!!!  I refer to these milestones as
"Making it into the 2 Pound Club".  When they hit 3 pounds they will then enter the "3 Pound Club" and they
just keep going....it's like earning a new badge!!  ;-)  They are now only taking 2 bottles a day and no longer
taking one in the middle of the night which is nice for me.  Gracie is still producing plenty of milk for the 12 of
them.  Gracie had her staples out this past week and has now finished all meds from having her surgery and is
doing wonderful.  Her hair has started filling back in but it will take a while for her bald spot to go away from
being shaved for her c-section.  She's a great mom, keeps the babies very clean, is careful with them and
protective of them when people come near.  Normally their eyes are opening by now but with them being born
early, that will be delayed.  No one's eyes are starting to crack open at the edges yet but I look to be seeing
some little eyes sometime this upcoming week.  (can't wait)  Remember, the Blue eyes don't stay that way.  
They WILL change around 9-12 weeks of age to a beautiful grey/brown blend (very unique).  The pups were
wormed for the first time today and nails have now been trimmed 2x.  They will be very used to being handled
and having their nails trimmed so there should be no problems when they go to their new homes when it
comes to having their feet handled, laying on their backs, wearing a collar (they wear ID ribbons since birth),
being given medicine by mouth, learning to use the bathroom where they don't sleep, and more.  Remember,
taking pictures of them is NOT easy.  You set them down and they immediately start looking for their mom,
won't be still, whine, can't find a familiar smell, and then you have to do it again 11 more times.  It takes a LOT
of patience, time, and sometimes you just won't get a good picture.  Then the pictures have to be loaded to the
computer, sorted, labeled, edited, and put on the web site, then published.  It takes a LOT to do pictures and I
do ask for patience.  I try to update this page weekly but with a life of my own, sometimes it may not be
possible.  I will do my best though as that is all I can do.  :-)
Purple Female
Birth Weight 8.0 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 8.4 oz
Hot Pink Female
Birth Weight 8.8 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 12.4 oz
Green Male
Birth Weight 10.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 3.2 oz
Baby Blue Female
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 3.0 oz
Pink Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 12.4 oz
Red White Blue Male
Birth Weight 9.6 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 10.4 oz
Aqua Male
Birth Weight 11.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 3.6 oz
Black Male
Birth Weight 9.8 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 12.0 oz
Brown Male
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 1.6 oz
Lime Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 15.0 oz
Black Plaid Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 13.6 oz
Yellow Female
Birth Weight 8.4oz
Current Weight 1 lb, 13.2 oz
Litter Picture
This shot really shows how much
they've grown since day 6!!
Day 24
It has been very busy here and I am happy to say all the puppies are doing great, gaining weight every day,
eyes are open, they are all walking, are no longer in the whelping box and are now in a dog house bottom
(which helps begin to teach them to leave their 'den' to relieve themselves), and are ready to start mushy
food.  Gracie is also doing great and is no longer wanting to lay down to nurse.  She'll just sit there like a poor
bored mom and they nearly attack her to nurse now.  Teeth are getting ready to make their appearance and
once that starts she'll start trying to get away from them.  They've now been moved to have access to the
puppy play yard and are following their mom around, coming out of their den, starting to play with each other a
little bit, have found their barks and their howls (as you will see in some of the photos) and are all absolutely
adorable!!!  Their eyes are starting to show some of the Blue which will become clearer as they get a little more
age on them.  They still have that new puppy, eyes just opened look about them in the pictures this week.  
Purple Female
Birth Weight 8.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 7.0 oz
Hot Pink Female
Birth Weight 8.8 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 14.2 oz
Green Male
Birth Weight 10.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 9.4 oz
Baby Blue Female
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 8.8 oz
Pink Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 11.2 oz
Red White Blue Male
Birth Weight 9.6 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 5.8 oz
Aqua Male
Birth Weight 11.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 0.8 oz
Black Male
Birth Weight 9.8 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 10.2 oz
Brown Male
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 14.0 oz
Lime Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 9.8 oz
Black Plaid Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 11.6 oz
Yellow Female
Birth Weight 8.4oz
Current Weight 2 lb, 12.8 oz
Litter Pictures
I have posted our litter session in the order they were taken so you can see just how hard it is
to get a decent group shot with this crew!!  Dealing with puppies is like taking pictures of
babies...quite a challenge!!
~1~                    ~2~                     ~3~                     ~4~
~5~                    ~6~                     ~7~                     ~8~
4 Weeks 6 Days
It's been a rough week.   Gracie developed Mastitis and was hospitalized for a couple of days.  She is home
now but it did burst and though she seems to feel a lot better now, it looks horrible.  The pups are completely
weaned now, eating dry puppy food, drinking water very good, and have learned to relieve themselves in an
area away from their 'den' where they sleep.  They have gotten brave enough now to venture outside and see
the older dogs although they can't get to them.  They are enjoying playing with each other a lot.  They have
now been completely weaned from Gracie as she can't nurse in the condition she is in right now.  All of the
pups continue to gain weight, look great, have now had 2 wormings, nails trimmed weekly, and are doing great!!
Purple Female
Birth Weight 8.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 9.8 oz
Hot Pink Female
Birth Weight 8.8 oz
Current Weight 4 lb, 2.6 oz
Green Male
Birth Weight 10.0 oz
Current Weight 4 lb, 12.6 oz
Baby Blue Female
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 5 lb, 1.0 oz
Pink Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 3.6 oz
Red White Blue Male
Birth Weight 9.6 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 0.8 oz
Aqua Male
Birth Weight 11.0 oz
Current Weight 4 lb, 5.6 oz
Black Male
Birth Weight 9.8 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 6.0 oz
Brown Male
Birth Weight 10.2 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 13.6 oz
Lime Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 11.2 oz
Black Plaid Female
Birth Weight 9.0 oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 13.2 oz
Yellow Female
Birth Weight 8.4oz
Current Weight 3 lb, 9.8 oz
5 Weeks 3 Days
Quick update:  It was a sad day here today.  Gracie was spayed due to the complications from this pregnancy
and the Mastitis complication that developed at the end of last week.  She came home from the hospital Friday
and that night the gland burst/ruptured leaving a gaping hole in her belly.  Today she had surgery to correct it
and to go ahead and spay her.  Her surgery went well and if she does good though the night and tomorrow
morning, she can come home tomorrow.  I'm so thankful she was able to nurse these babies the entire time
without any problems starting until the time to wean.  Bless her heart, she nursed them right up to the point that
I took her to the Vet due to her high fever and mass in the teat that developed Mastitis.  She was 110% a Mom!!