Day Two Pupdate is that everyone is healthy and growing. When they were born we took birth weights. Every pup weighed between 13 and 17 ounces. By day two, all of the pups had gained between 1 and 3 ounces. Chica is nursing the 9 pups on 10 teats, so there is no need for human intervention.
We let Momma and her youngsters have some alone time after the birth day. But during day two we spent a great deal of time with the family and took quite a few photos. Newborn portraits will be posted soon. But, some of the best shots are the 'outtakes'.
Chica and Aliy look through the pups individually.
A little wave from SP Kennel; Snuggling up with Momma
Chica and a her little 'look alike' son have a moment just before his portrait session.
All photos by Barbara Swenson.