Litter Diary: Lil’s Puppies Born 04/03/21

CH Hollyhock Go Figure CGC "Jack"

Hollyhock Racy Lady "Diamond Lil"

Dam: IntCH CH Hollyhock Racy Lady “Diamond Lil”

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Sire: GCH CH Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC “Jack”

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The first week — Early Neurological Stimulation Exercises begin

This week the pups had their dew claws removed and then they began their Early Neurological Stimulation exercises. They have doubled their birth weights and they don’t do much other than nurse and sleep…and plump up. We like to say they are entering the “baked potato phase” this week as they are a robust handful. They are becoming more active and once their eyes and ears open up toward the end of this week, the videos will be more interesting. Sorry to bore you with this week’s rendition…not much to show for now.

The birth day

Lil and Jack welcomed 3 girls and 2 boys to the Hollyhock Bichon family late Saturday evening, the day before Easter. Like her last litter, she delivered her babies in about one and a half hours with some heavy panting but no complications. Her labor was a bit “vocal”, not unlike her mother, Holly.  All the babies took to the nipples without hesitation and by Easter morning, both Deb and mommy Lil woke from a fairly restful night. For the first few days we will focus on making sure mommy and babies are gaining weight and peeing and pooping regularly. Then we’ll take another trip to the vet to have their dew claws removed.  After a day to recover from that we will begin their daily Early Neurological Stimulation exercises.  Stay tuned to this page (bookmark it now) for weekly updates and to follow the development of this litter.

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