The cavalier puppies are 8 weeks so it is time for evaluations – to get a better idea we took headshots, side profiles and stacked pictures (both wet and dry) to see toplines and angles.
We are very pleased with all 3 boys. we have our eye on which one we might grow up for a few months as a show hopeful. We actually hope more than one will end up in a show home.
Next evaluation will be done in 2 weeks time at 10 weeks. Which one do you like best? 🙂
Our cavalier king charles puppies are growing like weeds – they are now 5 weeks old so very mobile and starting to get into mischief. They are eating solids although not in any kind of rush to wean off momma Arrow.
Teddy has the biggest personalty – he is an explorer and loves nothing more than to tussle and growl. Sirius is a snuggler and a little bit of a mommas boy – he is our gentle giant. Albus is our observer taking it all in before getting in on the action. He got a cold last week which was a little scary but is doing great again – thank Heavens!
This week we will take them outdoors for some time on the grass – it will be fun to see them explore somewhere new and gather some different sensory experiences. we will also set up the play space now that they are interacting with their environment more.
Teddy, Albus & Sirius
(PS while Albus is smaller, he is not as much as the picture shows – it is a little deceptive with him lying down as the other two are sitting 🙂 )
Arrow had her puppies today!! It all happened rather fast with her temperature dropping last night and then starting labor about 7:45am and the first baby arriving shortly after.
Unfortunately, the first delivery, while it went smoothly, Arrow whelped a puppy girl that presented with some development issues – we rushed her and Arrow to the vet but she could unfortunately not be saved. The vet assured us that we didn’t do anything wrong and that the placement of her egg/placenta probably didn’t allow her the right amount of nutrients to grow properly. We will forever be grateful to the team at Companion Vet clinic in Snohomish for the care and support they gave to us.
While upset, Brianna was a trooper and held her as she passed, and we named her “Cherry” as we will bury her under a cherry tree later today.
Arrow started to push again, and within the next hour, she gave birth to 3 healthy baby boys.
Momma and the 3 boys are doing great – Arrow has taken to her new role as momma with enthusiasm – its hard to convince her to eat or go potty – luckily she is only 12 lbs and so easy to carry outside for a quick break.
we will provide updates as they grow – we are already so smitten 🙂
This morning we got Arrow’s xray done to know how many babies to expect on the big day. I don’t like to leave it to chance incase something goes wrong.
So, we confirmed Arrow is expecting 4 today. Now the waiting game begins 🙂
A normal average gestation for dogs is 63 days after ovulation. I have heard that Cavaliers tend to give birth between day 58-60 so that would be early next week. I’ll of course keep you posted