Gracie’s puppies – Week 4

The puppies turned 4 weeks and their cuteness quotient nearly doubled!  The portly group of ten discovered how to coordinate their up-until-now clumsy appendages in efforts to escape the whelping box.  They tumbled out one by one over the course of a couple days, and just in time; they barely fit inside with Gracie anymore! Continue reading “Gracie’s puppies – Week 4”

Gracie’s puppies – Week 3

By their third week of life, the puppies were famous among our neighbors and friends.  The kids were so excited about the whole experience (and to be honest, I was just as excited!) that they told anyone who would listen about the miracle at our home.  And anyone who saw Gracie walking around the neighborhoodContinue reading “Gracie’s puppies – Week 3”

Gracie’s puppies – Week 2

The dry food only diet, mixed with a little pumpkin puree, firmed up Gracie’s stools somewhat, but they were still loose.  I also felt like she was continuing to look thinner and thinner.  She enjoyed the dry food much less than she had enjoyed the wet food, so after a few days, I started addingContinue reading “Gracie’s puppies – Week 2”

Gracie’s puppies – the first week

Friday (one day old): Gracie was reluctant to leave her puppies that first day, even to eat and drink or go outside for a quick potty break.  I brought her water bowl to her and she drank eagerly.  I offered her small amounts of food at a time, knowing that having eaten 10 placentas sheContinue reading “Gracie’s puppies – the first week”

Our first mama dog

The Bean puppies are all with their outstanding adoptive families this week, inserting themselves into hearts and homes.  The families that adopted them have experience with their breed mixes and/or large dogs.  Even more importantly, they adore their new family members.  I have every confidence that each of those precious puppies will give and receiveContinue reading “Our first mama dog”