The puppies are enjoying taking over my kitchen during play times. Now, if I could just teach them to put their toys away! 😉
“Do we really have to pick up our toys, mom?”
I snap quite a few pictures trying to get one good one of two-week old puppies. At least they don’t move too much, but they’re just so cute, it’s hard to stop taking pictures. So I thought I’d share a few of the outtakes from out two-week-old photo shoot of Gracie’s crew.
Dickens went in for another check-up on Friday. He saw a different doctor because his original carer was not working the day of his check-up. This new vet changed his meds up and bit and suggested we try to get him into the eye clinic in Spokane.
Oh, and as I was walking him in the parking lot before his appointment, the sun hit his face at one point and I saw what looked like another injury, but in the other eye! *sigh (This can be an issue when we love dogs that a more prominent eyeballs. Plus the boys have been a bit edgy because some girls have been in season. My guess is someone’s toenail made the injuries.)
So now he’s on three different eye meds in both eyes, and oral antibiotics. And he’s in the house with me! The antibiotics are twice a day, one drop is three times a day, one is four times a day and one is eight times a day. Oh, and they have to be spaced apart 30 minutes from each other. So this is what our day looks like.
My vet sent Dickens records down to the eye clinic on Friday. (We are very fortunate to have a veterinary ophthalmologist in Spokane). I called them Monday and left a message. They called me back Tuesday morning and got him scheduled. Unfortunately, because of the Covid19, they are down to half staff and he has to wait two weeks to get in. I stopped by my vet yesterday and they gave me more meds so we can continue the current treatment until his eye appointment.
And to top off the unwelcome news, my regular vet is basically closed down except for emergencies and “necessities”. I do already have puppy well-checks scheduled for all of our current litters as those are “necessities”.
Stay safe and well everyone!
I have to say, as many times as I’m getting him out of his crate or calling him in from the yard to administer more medication throughout the day, he is always willing and ready. He really is a good boy! ❤
Who doesn’t like a pupdate? And this one is extra special because it includes a precious new human baby too! ❤
We all need fresh air and sunshine, especially with what’s going on in the world. In fact, those are just two necessary “tools” for us to stay healthy. Before I share some cuteness to improve your day, this reminded me of something called NEWSTART. NEWSTART is actually a healthy lifestyle program, but it’s also an acronym for eight essential things we all need to stay healthy; Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust (in Divine Power). So stay healthy and try to get plenty of each!
Another important thing is to stay positive and spread some love and cheer anyway we can. Here’s hoping these adorable puppy pictures will shed some love and cheer into your life today!
This was Friday, when the pups got their first outdoor adventure! As the days become warmer and more spring-like, they’ll get more adventures like this.