Just a quick question if anyone is on...Jack is very strong now, I'm wondering if it would be ok to leave him overnight with his mum? At nights I have been separating them, completely covering him with a towel ...of course he has his heat pad. I know the cold is very bad for puppies. I am pretty certain she has bonded with him and will stay close enough to keep him warm. I'm just a worry wart. Do you think this would be ok at 1 week 1 day old?
this is a lovely story. how adorable and wee is that pup?
and marvelous that it only took a week for her to get her head around being a mum after C section, takes humans a little longer id say.
I know a pug, called Homer. He's as fat as, but what a character! rules bernie with a iron fist. Ive no idea how he lords it over bernie, as can hardly move and has no teeth, he's such a grumpy bugger, he exudes control, especially over unecessary exercising. His owner has to carry a golf club to chivvy him along as she's too old to bend now. I love his nature. His confidence. His arrogance. The owner has cancer, and he refuses to leave her side now. so is keeping up a bit better as he cant let her move away from him.
Wonderful dogs, im glad i have a pug neighbour.
have a great day
DRUMMM ROLLLLL.....Polly is completely looking after Jack herself YES...she has finally 'got' the cleaning business...Thanks goodness because my hands must be allergic to the antiseptic hand wash i've been using, they are so sore So once again...patience and persistance pays off ...Sooooo Happpppy
Best to ask that question of your mum.
Mostly it depends on how heavily Polly sleeps and if you have pig rails in the whelping box.No matter how strong he is at a week old, if she rolls over on top of him in his sleep and there aren't pig rails he might be suffocated. And she wouldn't have done it on purpose. Some Pug Mums can be very clumsy.
Agreed RuralPug, and even tho she is fantastic with her advice, she knows she is over the top when it comes to her puppies. she sleeps out in the lounge with them till they are three weeks old, but she doesn't want me to be as fanatic as she is I did let Polly stay in with jack, and she was wonderful. I felt so much better about it when she did lay on him, and he made it quite clear he wasn't happy, with his frantic pushing and voicing his opinion, she moved really quick. He only has to squeak, and she is attentive, WOW Such a difference from when he was born. She is doing such a wonderful job and I'm so glad I have my mum for a mentor, and a forum to ask advice when I'm just not sure. I wouldn't of believe she would turn out such a good mum if I didn't have the guidance and patience to try and help them bond, but it sure did work.
Jack is two weeks old tomorrow, looking wonderful, such a big boy (probably not a good thing for a pug LOL) but I'm so proud of the both of them.
Would I breed again...ummm no. I will leave that to my mum. I will show this little boy if he is good enough, and if he gets his championships and is of good standard, then maybe breed from him in the future, but for me to decide that, he must be exceptional. But I am very much looking forward to where he is heading, whether it be a champ, or a pet, its all good with me, He is just my Jack, and will be a family member forever...
Oh Moonblossom, what a beautiful pair they are ... I love pugs - pugs and boxers (and french bulldogs) ... my last dog was a snuffly old pug cross, he was so beautiful that I was moved to tears by pugs every time I saw one or heard one snorting, so we went boxer this time, they are also clowns of dogs ...
So happy that Polly is loving her baby boy now, will look forward to more photos, you'll be spending hours having fun with them, lucky you
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