Sunday, June 29, 2008

June 28th and June 29th puppies

Leeya snoozing with her pups !

The puppies love being

in contact wth their Mom

As you can see..

They are all mastering

OHHHHH !!! Way to cute !

They have started to initiate
play with one another..

Sleeping pinkie and yellow gumming
his sister. Notice the eyes are now
opened as well.

Now that the eyes are opened and they
are walking, we are seeing so much more
personality. Their eyesight is still not clearly
focused, but they can follow us with their eyes.
They love being held and gently massaged.

What dear little beings they are!

Blue boy loves to do laps under the pig rail.
When he is finally content, he just drops into

Pinkie is always ready to play with her litter mates.

Turquoise and Lavender are very laid back, and their
favorite thing is Sleeping...and being held.

Yellow is sweet. Loves to nudge his siblings and
gum them with his mouth. Must be they taste
pretty good.

Green is another sweet and quiet boy. He too,
loves to be held.

On a whole, I would say that the litter is very
even tempered. Not an extra quiet one in the
group nor one that I would consider really

Friday, June 27, 2008

Puppies are 13 days old...June 27th

Gramma Jean and little Pinkie. She'll crawl any
where to get comfortable.

Yellow boy, all on his own at the Milk bar.

As you can see, they wrap their little tongues around
the nipple and draw the milk in like a little machine.

Yellow boy makes a nice back rest for green boy.

Now they are both snoozing. You gotta love
the little legs and paws.

" Hey bro, I'm full...How about you?

This is the life...Eat and Sleep !

Full tummies...

Turquoise girl.

Pink girl.

Lavender girl.

Blue boy and turquoise girl..

Sleep, sleep

.......and sleep..

Almost forgot....eyes are opening on almost

everyone today. Now that Blue boy has

taken the first steps, there are a few others

that are trying to do the same. The problem

is trying to get those darn back legs to


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Puppies ...June 23rd to June 26th.

The puppies are growing in leaps and bounds. They have all doubled-plus, their birth weights. Their days are spent eating and sleeping, with Mom Leeya taking care of their every needs...clean up Mom...!

We are continuing the bio sensor and doing a lot of puppy cuddling. Those that were very agitated initially with the bio sensor are now on a whole very calm. And what better thing can one do than to cuddle a sweet little puppy. What peace of mind and spirit that can give you.

Today was the first day that we saw some eyes opening. So far it is blue boy and pink girl. Blue boy was also the first today to do a nice straight sit, and go from there into his first upright..all fours....wobbly walk.

They are all very aggressive at the snack bar. Poor Leeya. But she continues to be the best of Moms. She does sneak out though, when the kids are all sleeping, to enjoy a run out back with us. or just lazing around a bit with the other dogs.

She is eating four times as much as usual. But this is a need she has to produce enough milk for the kids.

Today was also their second manicure/pedicure. Not a happy time for them.

But Leeya definitely is happy not to have the razor sharp nails digging into her.

As always this continues to be one of lifes wonderful joys for is.

This is what the stampede to the milk bar looks like.

Feet over feet, heads over heads...

Legs sticking out this way and that trying to find a way in...

....and at last success.

full tummies and a lick or two from Mom.

Puppies twelve days old.

Blue boy crawling under the pig rail.

Blue boy on bottom of picture ..trying to take his first upright steps.

" Look Mom , I'm walking !!!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10 and 11.

The puppies life's are filled with two things....eating and sleeping. Mom Leeya takes care of all of their needs, including ' clean up.'

They have all double their birth weights. They have had their first pedicure....not a happy time. The bio sensor is on going with the pups becoming more relaxed and laid back in the process.

It is a time filled with lots of human cuddling. So sweet to hear all the cute little puppy noises when they are laying on you chest, shoulder or lap. They are learning that humans are good and can be trusted to keep them safe.

Their eyes should be opening soon. When they do, then you really start to see their little personalities emerge. It never grows old, seeing these little miracles and how they experience life and grow.

Monday, June 23, 2008

What is bio sensor?

Methods of Stimulation
The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called "Bio Sensor" was developed. Later, it became known to the public as the "Super Dog" Program. Based on years of research, the military learned that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects. Their studies confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results. The first period involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed that because this interval of time is a period of rapid neurological growth and development, and therefore is of great importance to the individual.
The "Bio Sensor" program was also concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. Its development utilized five exercises, which were designed to stimulate the neurological system. Each workout involved handling puppies once each day. The workouts required handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. Listed in nor order of preference the handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup. The handling of each pup once per day involves the following exercises:
1. Tactile stimulation - holding the pup in one hand, the handler gently stimulates (tickles) the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip. It is not necessary to see that the pup is feeling the tickle. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.
2. Head held erect - using both hands, the pup is held perpendicular to the ground, (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds
3. Head pointed down - holding the pup firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds
4. Supine position - hold the pup so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. The pup while on its back is allowed to sleep struggle. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
5. Thermal stimulation - use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator for at least five minutes. Place the pup on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.
Tactile stimulation
Head held erect
Head pointed down
Supine position
Thermal stimulation
These five exercises will produce neurological stimulations, none of which naturally occur during this early period of life. Experience shows that sometimes pups will resist these exercises, others will appear unconcerned. In either case a caution is offered to those who plan to use them. Do not repeat them more than once per day and do not extend the time beyond that recommended for each exercise. Over stimulation of the neurological system can have adverse and detrimental results.
These exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected. The result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Those who play with their pups and routinely handle them should continue to do so because the neurological exercises are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or bonding.
Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:
Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
Stronger heart beats,
Stronger adrenal glands,
More tolerance to stress
Greater resistance to disease

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.

Head held erect

Head pointed down

Supine position

Thermal stimulation

The puppies life's are filled doing two things....eating and sleeping. Leeya takes care of all of their needs, including 'clean up.' The pups have all doubled their birth weights, and are all healthy and lively. In a few days their eyes should be opening. This will give a big change to their looks and personalities.

The bio sensor is going well, and all the pups are more laid back during the process.
They are also getting more ' human' cuddling time. It is one of our very special times with them. We love all the little puppy noises that they make. And it is so sweet when they fall asleep on our laps or chests. They are learning about human trust at this point .



A few puppy pictures from June 23 rd.....little cuties...!