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    Quote Originally Posted by dede View Post
    Hi, I'm De. Di's sister. I've been following this thread, and I'm so proud of the way Di has handled this. It's not easy to suddenly be presented with a young dog well in pup, and take over her care as she has done. Out west, dogs often give birth in the dust under the farmhouse and are fed the usual dry rations. I'm so pleased that you have all supported her, and rapt that Pretty is now officially her dog. She'll be happily out and about on the farm all day, then snuggling up to Di at night. Plus she'll be spayed! Chops, I'm so glad you're having River. I'm loving the pics! De
    Holy shit! Hahahaha, what a spinout! Hiiiii. Go to introductions and say hi to everyone, then tell them about Bella. Wow, De, great to see you!

    Pics soon.

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    More interesting pics when eyes are open, lol.




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    Hi Di

    Those pups are looking so big already, they obviously like their food.

    I have noticed that in alot of the pictures a few are lying flat on their tummies. I'm sure it's probably nothing but have you heard of swimmer pups. It's possible for puppies who are quite literally flat to damage their chest bones. Especially if it is a small litter as the pups don't have to move around much or scramble over litter mates to get to the food. One of the suggestions is to put rolled up newspaper under the bedding so they have to climb over this to get to Mum. As I said I'm only going by a couple of photos so they may not always be lying like that but it might be something to consider. If, once they are asleep, you could try and turn them on their sides it would also help. Swimmer pups have a great outcome as their bones are so soft it is quite easy to reverse any damage done with some intervention while they are so young.

    I'm an definitely not an expert but I had read about this on another forum and the pictures just reminded me of it.

    Sorry to alarm you and it's probably nothing but I wanted to mention it just in case.


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    Have also PM'ed you Di
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    I got it and read it up. Replied too. Thank you so much. I do not think there is a problem though, they are very active, climb all over themselves and mum too. They choose to sleep in many positions, and the swimmer action I mean is when choosing to sleep on tummies or trying so hard to be on all fours. It would equate to splayed leg in chicks and seems to be a problem when being on newspaper with no grip. Thank goodness mine have always had the foam and rough rug surface to dig into to get around. I will be checking them out thoroughly when they are awake. Thank you so very very much.

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    No problem, Di.

    Glad to be wrong LOL

    Better safe than sorry eh?
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    Ohhhh, Tkay. Thanks to you I just went and checked them. I had one pup and HE/SHE opened an EYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeee. They were not open when I woke this morning.

    I was saying hello, welcome to the world, Pretty decided to toilet it at the same time and I wore urine, hahahahha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    No problem, Di.

    Glad to be wrong LOL

    Better safe than sorry eh?

    The reason I joined here was that I needed help and advice in a situation I had absolutely NO knowledge on. I am so grateful for any input.

    I just went for a shower and saw them like this. Pic taken for my documentation and reassurance, lol.



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    River, male.



    female


    Female, I think, getting pics jumbled lol. Eyes not open




    male
    Eyes not opened

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    Ohhh they're so cute, Di. I just hope Pretty didn't give you a big lick after you took that last photo! lol

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