Today the puppies go to the Vets for their first immunisation.
I will take them down after dropping Keera at Daycare.
Hopefully no one screams and cries (that would be ME !) lol
It's a big step towards them leaving home, and the last big expense involved in raising puppies. I don't think I will be breeding with Tallulah again, not after she got eclampsia and was so unwell. That really frightened me!
My job once the puppies are gone will be to fatten Tallulah up again, and get her and Coco fit.
Once we move to Hamilton, IF we get a property with a bigger section, I plan on getting another dog to breed from. It won't be a Shih Tzu. But that's all I will say on that for now, as it may not happen. Time will tell.
After the Vet's visit, I will come home and put the puppies back in their 'room', then I have to go grocery shopping. I will leave the big kids at home to keep an eye on the pups for me.
I know the puppues DON'T need to be watched all the time, but I like to know they are not home alone. I'm a mega protective puppy raiser obviously.
So, I have a fairly full morning planned.
10.27 am: And the first big job of the day is done! All the puppies are immunised, Vet Checked thoroughly, and all have passed with flying colours.
No one has any issues whatsoever. Big relief. There is always a little niggle that someone might have a dicky heart or something wrong, but nope. All 100% healthy.
Now they just have to grow for another 11 or so days and they can leave home.
Next thing on the list.... grocery shopping. Ikkk.
6.37 pm: Oh my it's been a busy day!
After I did the grocery shopping and got it all put away with Brylee's help, I took a break for an hour or so.
Then I decided to bath the puppies.
They took it well...NOT! Lots of shaking and shivering, so the heater went back on, and they sat in front of it for an hour or so.
ABOVE: getting dry in the lounge.
ABOVE: And spending time with their Mum. Only, she's dressed in Keera's clothes! That way the puppies can't feed off her. I think Tallulah was a bit indignant about the pants! Hee heee. I cut a hole for her tail, so that's one pair of shorts Keera won't be wearing again in a hurry! *smiles*
End of Day: this evening has been lovely. We had fresh sweet corn for dinner, so yum!
Off to bed shortly... it's been raining and blowing a gale today, so now it's all STICKY. Probably have the fan on all night again so we can sleep.