Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oreo and Cookie are 2 weeks old!

Wow what a week!
Both Oreo and Cookie have opened their eyes and are becoming more active.

I just couldn't help snapping a few quick shots as Oreo and Cookie took a nap in Mom's food dish.

Little Oreo is already over 4 pounds. He is very laid back and enjoys taking long naps.

Cookie just was not in a picture taking mood this morning. Cookie is only 1 pound 10 ounces, tiny compared to her big brother. Cookie is still being bottle fed several times a day.
I let mom out to go potty before I feed Cookie and just in the few min it takes to get the bottle ready Cookie will take off across the kitchen floor in search of her bottle.
Most puppies don't start exploring the world around them until they are between 3-4 weeks old. I guess that makes Cookie a real explorer.
I just uploaded more pictures of Oreo and Cookie
2 Week old album
Birth to 1 week old album

More soon,

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Here we go again!
Alice, our Bernese mountain Dog, was in heat over spring break and I told Kim to keep her separate from our Bichon Frise Saul so she would not get pregnant.
But accidents happen and once it is done there is just no undoing.
I had started thinking it was a false pregnancy.
Friday June 12th Alice let us know at 6 am that she was planning on having puppies.

Alice had a little black and white boy at 11 am. Kim has named him OREO.
Around noon a little sister arrived. She waited a few days for a name and was finally named COOKIE.

Little OREO is a perfect little guy. He is almost 2 pounds already!

Little COOKIE has had a bit of a struggle. She has a cleft lip. We were so worried about her we rushed her to the vet fearing she had a cleft palet. Little Cookie has a gardian angel, our Vet assured us that she only has a cleft lip and that when she is 5 weeks old we can correct the problem with just a few stitches. Her nose will always be a little off skew but she doesn't mind. Cookie has a difficult time latching onto mom for milk so every few hours she gets a bottle. Kim and I take turns getting up in the night to bottle feed little Cookie. Momma Alice is very understanding and lets Cookie Try to nurse. Alice also keeps Cookie clean and snuggles with her and Oreo.
I have an appointment scedualed for Cookie to have her stitches and for Mamma Alice to be spayed in 5 weeks.
I will have a link to more pictures later today.
Ta For Now