Sunday, 22 March 2020
4 Am Photo
Sammi and the K babies had a great night. Even with me bouncing about Sammi didn't move from 10.45 pm to 6.45 am. She had drinks in bed and a boiled egg at 4 am... as you do! This morning as I changed the bedding I realised how much the white had already faded on two of the bitches - Spice and Chilli now have hardly any white and are increasingly hard to tell apart. They both have tips to one back foot and the classic tail tip that Kaiah and Ziva had. Winnie has no white, Ginger her two left feet (white) and Beth has a little more white - but that is fading now too - HELP!
Boy Biscuit is easy to pick out as is Ken, but Fudge and Basil are similar though Fudge is larger and Basil has a tip to his tail. At the end of the day I can only imagine that Ken and maybe Beth will have white in a few weeks .. hopefully by then I'll know them anyway, if not I'll just have to resign myself to the odd collar.
These pups are obviously smaller than Sammi's last lot. With only the three they were born huge and seem to double in front of my eyes. I think the best way to keep an eye is to compare their weights with Asha's nine. Luckily I have the weekly weights of most of the litters. Puppies in larger litters are usually smaller, Asha's pups were, Loki was one of 10 and small... and so was Ross, they soon catch up don't they! I discussed topping them up with powdered milk with two friends, they both said the same, there is no need the bitches milk is far better. I have always believed the same and never used powdered milk but of course would if the bitch was struggling. Mummy Sammi has the best milk.
I've been sorting out the names and so far on top of the list for the bitches is Kamri, Klarrisa, Kazia, Kayla and Khandi. For the boys Kanani, Kyriacos, Kazio, Kian. Of course it's too early to register, I really don't want to tempt fate!