Friday, August 14, 2009

The No Longer Nameless "O" Litter Have New Digs

It's been quite a week for the "O" litter - Thursday brought their tentative new names (NOTE: names not final till the PPM sings on September 14th :) and today brought new digs!

Since the first "escapee" from the whelping pool happened on Monday, we have been transitioning the puppies to a more spacious sleeping / play area. The pups are a bit on the cautious side, so we slowly acclimated them to life outside the pool.
To do this we placed a pen around the pool allowing some extra space where the pups could walk on the slippery linoleum. Then, all week as they woke up, we took them out of the pool and let them get their sea legs on the floor. At the same time, we also introduced a few toys. The pups really enjoyed their time out of the pool but were also happy to return to the safety of the pool to sleep and nurse.

Today was the BIG DAY.
We removed the whelping pool while the pups were cruising the pen and voila, the "O"s graduated from the whelping pool to a puppy pen. Fortunately, the slow introduction to life outside the pool really paid off. The puppies are having a great time in the new puppy pen. They really seem to enjoy the additional space that the pen provides and are having a blast playing with their new toys. Next up, litter box / pooch pad training, then on to puppy gruel next week!
Although the pups' names won't be finalized until they turn into CCI puppy park on September 14th, they have been given the following "tentative" names:
RED Male Otto
BLUE Female Ohana
PURPLE Male Orin
NEON PINK Female Olina
BROWN Female Oma
LIGHT PINK Female Ossa
ORANGE Female Onora
DARK GREEN Male Osirus

The pups little teeth get sharper every day - Little O can't wait till the pups start on gruel next week! Who could blame her, she has been an outstanding mom. With today's weigh in, the pups have gained over 23 pounds on mother's milk and devotion!! Way to go Omeeka, the end is in sight.

No comments:

Post a Comment