Monday, August 31, 2009

WATCHING SCOTTIES GROW......

When September 1st rolls around,
a lot of people start planning for the holidays,
our Mom starts dreaming of puppies.

She starts feeding Lilly and Carrleigh
extra protein to help their bodies

get stronger in anticipation of
easy deliveries and strong puppies.

She knows we are all free
of VonWildebrands,

but she will make vet appointments
so that she can make sure
everyone is at their optimum health.

She checks us all out extra carefully
,
to make sure there are no lumps and bumps
that shouldn't be there.

About 2 weeks before the puppies are due,
she will clean out her closet
and put the puppy box in it.

There is a special heated m
at
that goes beneath the box,
that will help the puppies
to stay warm until their
thermostats start working
on their own.


When it gets close to time for

the puppies to come,
she stays at home with us.
She doesn't even go to church.
She shaves the girl's bellies
so that the puppies will

have easy access to their dindin.

Once the puppies come,

she doesn't leave them alone
until they are about 2 weeks old.Last year, when one of the puppies
was born, Mom couldn't get it to
empty it's mouth.

Our Dad helped her and then the puppy
started breathing
on it's own.
She's not prepared to
loose a puppy,
but she is realistic

and knows that might happen sometime.
But it will break her heart.....

Each puppy is weighed
at the time it is born,
and then it is weighed
every evening for the

first three weeks.
After that,
then they are weighed weekly.
A Scottie puppy

weighs about 8 ounces when it is born
and will almost double it's weight
the first week of it's life.

At three days old,
the puppies go to the vet

to have their
dewclaws removed.


Every day each puppy is imprinted
by rubbing between it's little toes
,
turning it on it's back

holding it upside down for 5 seconds
and
holding it right side up
against your heart.
Dad is always happy to
help with this!!
When they are born,
their ears aren't up straight,
but as the weeks go,
they start to straighten up
and by the time they
are ready to go
to their forever homes,
their ears are standing straight.

And their tails
look like upside down carrots.
And they have to have them
trimmed for the rest of
their life to keep this pleasing shape.


They get advice
from their Dad.
And fight
with their littermates.

They learn the
most efficient way
to escape from their box.
And how to love
their brothers and sisters.

But most of allthey introduce us to the
nicest people
while we are doing the interviews
to place them in
their forever homes.

You can have your TV and your nightclubs
You can have your drive-in picture shows
I'll sit here with my little pup near, we'll listen to the radio
Bidin' my time and watching Scotties grow.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

30 comments:

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

What a sweet post! Such cuties growing up right before you. You must feel blessed to be a part of their early days.

-Katie
Mollie and Bobo's Ma

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh cute puppies are! You have puppies every year? Poor Mammy! She should have a break every other year don't you think? The babies are so cute tho!! I have mixed feelings! Maybe you could tell me more about this.
Love you all, Bambi and Fern

Sue said...

Boy, did that ever bring back memories. My pups were about eight ounces, too.

I would love to have pups again, but I think I'm too old.

The OP Pack said...

Puppies ???? You are having puppies????? We didn't know THAT!!! Congrats to all. We can't wait to hear all about it.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Benson and Lily said...

Puppies..babies..oh my! what a cute story
Benny & Lily

Ms. ~K said...

I've always said that if I could give birth to puppies, I'd stay pregnant-chuckle!!!

ScrapsofMe said...

Puppies! Congratulations! Somebody got to have some fun. I get all the bonding stuff except holding them upside down. Why do you do that?

Bonnie - dreaming of someday getting to have puppies. Practicing with my loofa doggies.

Abigail said...

Oh my does that make my heart pound! Funny Pippi "practices" on her luffa dog too, but her fav baby is those little Pink dogs from Victoria's Secret

Rachel said...

OOOOO Scotty pups!!!! I know heaven has one little corner just full of little Scotty pups.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Here little puppy!

BTW, Mom says tank woo fur the earworm!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mango said...

You just let me know when those new puppies come so that I can keep momma from getting all mushy looking at them.

Slobbers,
Mango

Duffy said...

Those puppies are sooo cute! I'll be sure to visit again soon.
Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me to the blogosphere.
Luv, Duffy

Mack and Sally Ann said...

The puppies are very cute. Your Mommy takes great care of y'all. You are very lucky little dogs.
Mack

chicamom85 said...

That was such a nice post, you made Mommy kind of teary. She is a nut for puppies, but Daddy says we are a 1 doggy family. I am ok with that actually, but those puppies were so cute. I hope it goes well.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Lucia said...

Ciao RCS and Java!

This postie almost made me forget that I, Lucia, am quite touchy (ok, jealous ...) regarding my departed Scottie sorella. Almost, but not quite.(Heeeeeee!!!) I still bark at that doggie's many fotografie WHICH ARE ALL OVER LA MIA CASA! And I still keep trying to chew the special Scottie pillow that's on the sofa. But santa vacca, I just don't get it!!! I am twice as big and sweet and darling as that little black mop, yet la mia ragazza still gets all tearified when she talks about silly Jinks. Plllbbbbbbb!!!!

But ok, those baby doggies ARE terriers, after all. And, ok, they ARE sort of cute ... awwwwwww ....

Tanti baci!
Lucia

Poopsie aka Blue said...

A delightful account of puppy parenting - it must be a wonderful experience.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Clive said...

That was just lovely. We loved all the photos and reading about the puppies.

Take care
Clive

Tee said...

*sniff* what a lovely sweet post. Puppies are beautiful! We can't have enough of 'em ...

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

OMDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!
Puppies???????
Puppies ???? You are having puppies?????
Woowowwoooooo!!!!
What a great news!!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww.....we're coming back with the memory...thinking at Paco's babies....
what a great moments!!!!
We're sooooooooooooo jealous!!!!
Can't wait to read about this special moments in your life!!!!
HAve a wonderful tuedsday!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuu!!!!
tons of love and kisses

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

Those pictures are beautiful! We love hearing about how babies grow up!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful tribute to puppyhood...

Mama said "Watching Scotti grow" is one of her favorite songs...now of course, it will be, "Watching Scotties grow"...tee hee

We are hoping for happy healthy Scotties when the time comes!!

Smileys!
Dory

Inky and Molly said...

Awww, we LOVE puppies. Is there more coming?

Asta said...

You awe soo wight
I can't imagine anything mowe bootiful and satisfying..mommi got all teawy..those bootiful pups..the anticipation, the nuwtuwing, the love
the wondew of life
happy days
smoochie kisses
ASTA

SEDONA said...

Loved, loved, loved reading this post! My puppy days aren't that far behind me and it brought back fond memories!
Your pal,
Sedona

Lacy said...

My heart is warmed and my eyes fill with tears. For the love of a Scottie is beyond human measure.

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you Scottie pups are just adorable! Your mom must have a hard time saying good-by to each pup as it leaves for its new home!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

sounds exciting - mommy doesnt breed us we just show up!! - she doesnt have the heart to breed it is so so sad at times

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

sounds exciting - mommy doesnt breed us we just show up!! - she doesnt have the heart to breed it is so so sad at times

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Martine said...

How cute!!!

When they are first born they don't look like a scottie... but then all the sudeen they do!

xo martine

TwoSpecialWires said...

What sweet gentle impressions. On every one.

This is a wonderful post and it made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. There is nothing like a puppy to bring out a smile.

Thank you for sharing this,
Jake, Fergi and family

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