After school on 11/20 I rushed over to see the pups. Having a self-proclaimed obsession with dogs, I’ll admit I’ve never interacted with puppies so small! They looked more like little hamsters than anything. Having never seen a vet since well before her pregnancy (which was out of my hands, as Berra is not my dog), I researched as much as I could to give her the proper diet while nursing. The puppies nursed every 1-2 hours, and slept in between. I held them briefly so that my scent wouldn’t rub off too much.
Berra was an amazing mother from the start. Our baby had babies so I was weary at first, but she stepped up and I was so proud.
Unfortunately, the whelping bed was placed in the middle of the living room with no protection and extremely loud video games playing throughout the day. (Again, it was not my call, despite the unanimous articles to place the bed in a secluded area.) Luckily, Berra is gentle and trusting and there was no inter-species conflict.
The puppies fit in the palm of my hand, and I couldn’t wait to see what they’d look like! Berra’s baby-daddy is a mystery, but we have some ideas of who he is.
Besides school, Tarte, & volunteering at a preschool, you’ll see why I haven’t been on in about 3 weeks: I’m helping to raise puppies! Wanted a place to document his life—something I regret not doing with my 2 doggies that passed (although film cameras weren’t the easiest things to operate for a 7 year old 16 years ago)—so I’m choosing tumbly!
My normal reblogs will probably start up again after finals, but this will take precedence for now.
Anyways, this a a screenshot from 11/20 on the day they were born! I was at school so Chris set his phone on facetime for me. Berra (the mama) had four beautiful pups between 1am-4am. They are, collectively, The Dudes. (Sometimes The Dudes with ‘Tudes, referring to their bratty yet adorable attitude during feeding.)
The last two are Berra right before she popped. She’s pretty small, so I can’t believe four pups fit in that little body!
I’m playing catch-up with these, by the way, so the first three weeks of their lives will come relatively quickly. And although these posts are for myself, I have a compulsion to explain everything to you guys anyways. Laterz!
Ps it’s my bday biotchezz
#FBF to my 4th grade DIY combining what I loved most: Lucky & Spencer and Pokemon 🐶🐺 #GottaCatchemAll
1) you’re like a dream come true #grilledcheese