Greta’s puppies went from five to three, on the third day after they were whelped. The Green collared one, Ketchup, was born with a cleft palate and his condition had been problematic. In the third day his temperature dropped again and while we were trying to revive him we had left Greta alone with the other pups and she may have inadvertently stepped on Yellow. Two pups gone on the same day.

But now we are extra careful with the remaining puppies. Red, the eldest; Purple, who we now call Piglet; and Orange Cookie, who will be Maia’s pet when she is old enough. They have passed their first week with encouraging health, and are due for their first deworming this Wednesday, when they are two weeks old. We have been recording their weight and length regularly on their individual “Baby” books.

From Five to Three

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