So Koda will be left, he is the one my parents liked, but I don't think they will be wanting him. Their old boy Blackie has always been an only dog, and has health problems now (cataracts, and low blood platelets) so I don't think they want to add a puppy right now.
The vet did nothing for Blackie by the way, his platelet count was almost down to zero, and the vet just said he was going to die. I gave my parents some predisone to give him and he has bounced right back. Grrrr... some vets make me angry... ok, off that rant....
If Blackie has autoimmune hemolytic anemia the prednisone won't cure him, but it almost always allows the dog to rebuild it's platelet count and keep them going for years sometimes, with just a 2 week dose of it. At the very least it will make him more comfortable. He was so achy he wouldn't get up to eat or drink even. Now he is, and wagging his tail
Anyway, back to the puppies....
I am amazed at how hard it is to decide what home is right for them. I'm so attached to them, but at the same time I AM ready for them to go to new homes, they are quite a handful now! LOL
So far, for ideas to make the transition smoother for the pups, I bought a collar, a bag of food for each so they don't have to switch right away (less stress on their systems), some toys, they will also have a section of their blanket each. I've recommended crate training, and told them how to carefully switch food if they decide to, recommended my vet for the pups next shots and care.
I've started keeping Abby from them at night as well to get them all used to that before they go too.
Anything else you can think of?
|A hug from their Uncle Ronny.|
|I would be feeding them separately, and in a crate. Get them used to being away from each other, and also start the good association with a crate. Never too early.|
|that must be hard. they are so cute. wonderful puppy bodies. sounds like they are going to start their independent journeys with a whole lot of love to take with them. very thoughtful.|
|Did you buy leads with the collars? When we went to pick Bailey up we didn't bring one with us. Our breeder gave us a lead/collar combination, thank goodness. The other thing she did was to rub the toys and blanket we were taking all over Bailey's mom one last time so he would have the scent for a while to comfort him.|
|Awwwww....I can't believe it's time for them to go already! Although I'm sure you're ready for a little quiet time at your house. LOL
Koda is my favorite...please give him a hug & kiss for me before he goes!!
|When I got Barney, the breeder gave me a CD with all the pics she had taken of him, parents and litter - kind of nice. Shame I don't have any baby shoes to bronze for bookends. When I picked him up I brought along one of those big rope bones and we let all the pups play with it before we took it home. Barney stills loves it.
Oh: and be sure to tell them about the Forum.
Is it that time already???? Oh sweet puppies! Bye bye
I don't have any good ideas, I really don't remember what my mom used to do for her new puppy owners- I was too interested in playing with the puppies to pay attention to stuff like that. Everything you've done sounds good though! Take some final pics for us to admire before the leave the roost!!!
|Yes, time sure flew. I know it's going to be a bummer to see them all leave the nest. I'm sure it must help knowing that they are all going to good homes.|
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