We are happy to report that all five puppies are doing wonderful. This past Friday, Harley and the puppies went to the vet for a check up and to crop tails and dew claws. All made it through the procedure without any problems. It was really strange to see five little tails of varying lengths laying on the table when we left! Makes me think of that poem, "What Are Little Boys Made Of"! snips, and snails and puppy dog tails!
I have started early neurological stimulation exercises with the puppies. Exercises are done once daily between the ages of three and sixteen days. These exercises have proven to have important and lasting effects and has been adopted by the U.S. military in their dog training programs.
All of the puppies have more than doubled their birth weight this first week. Puppies now weigh between 19 and 24 ounces. You can almost see them grow!