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Blazingstar Waterton/Glacier Peaks Litter - Week 1

Meet Kona and Boy's puppies! They arrived between 3 and 5:30 am on August 24th. It was a relatively quick and easy whelping and Kona was very happy to finally meet her puppies.

Puppy Number Sex Marked Birth Weight (ounces)
1 Male Right Shoulder 14.6
2 Female Right Ribcage 11.8
3 Female Right Rump 11.5
4 Male Top Neck 14.9
5 Male Top Back 14.3

Their arrival has caused great excitement among our own dogs, who would very much like to meet the puppies. But we are letting Kona have some privacy and Tinbie, Cava and Puffin will have to wait a bit before they can meet the new additions.

Kona is being a fantastic mother and is pretty much spending 100% of her time with the puppies. She is producing lots of milk and all of the puppies gained between 1 and 3 ounces in the first 24 hours. The puppies are vigorous, energetic, content and already little "mountain climbers", climbing right up on to Kona's back on the first day.

As week 1 draws to a close, all five puppies have doubled their birth weights. Puppy 1 is now the heaviest at 30 ounces. Puppy 3 is currently the lightest, at 23 ounces. They have spent the week nursing and sleeping. Their ability to get around the whelping box has increased greatly and they have had their nails trimmed twice already!

Kona continues to be a wonderful mother, although she drives us a bit crazy with her desire to dig holes when she goes outside! She has gradually increased the amount of time that she's willing to spend away from the puppies and was quite happy to go on longer walks in the last couple of days.

Kona's owner, Judy, has been out regularly to take over puppy watching and give us a break and allow us to get some other things done - that has been extremely helpful!

One Week Old Portraits  
Puppy 1 (male) Puppy 2 (female)
Puppy 3 (female) Puppy 4 (male)
Puppy 5 (male)