Puppy in Hamper
Lucy still has the liquid poops, despite the stuff the vet sent over, but at least they are not quite as frequent now. She is being fed rice, broth, and tonight I added a bit of boiled chicken and a tsp of pumpkin. I hope she will firm up tomorrow, as she really needs to be able to get back onto a higher protein diet to support all those pups. She's quickly becoming skin and bones. In fact, she virtually slipped right out of her collar today, she has lost that much weight.
The good news is that her milk has finally come in and the puppies are nursing voraciously. I'm rotating them to make sure the little ones get what they need and trying to avoid supplementing for a couple of days to get the milk flow well established. Of course, the flip side of that is Lucy needs more calories herself, which is difficult when everything goes right through her. But I hope we shall all get a bit more sleep tonight.
The photos at the top of this entry were taken this evening - I love how the puppies pair off and snuggle up together all over the box!
And here's a few of my favourites from some that Sue took:
Pile of Puppies
The Black Sheep - er, puppy.