Monday, December 13, 2010

All present and accounted for

When things were at their bleakest this morning, I started looking for a possible surrogate for Scout.  Cheryl has a bitch with 7 week old puppies and she still had milk.  Cheryl was headed this way on her way to Atlanta, so she brought Magic with her (along with Laura to help me tonight).  The doc decided that it was best for the pups to nurse on Magic since she was available, and Scout's calcium is still low.  So we put the pups on Scout for just a bit when we first got home, and Magic has been the wet-nurse since. 

Scout is still weak but improving, and while Magic as on her dinner break, Scout went in and hopped in the box with her pups.  I'm thankful for the help Magic is giving us, but I hope we put her out of work soon.

I titled the last post "Eight is Enough," and while Laura and I were at dinner, I asked, weren't there three boys and five girls in that family?  We googled, and sure enough, there were.  So for now, the pups are known as Mary, Abby, Joanie, Susan, Laurie, David, Tommy and Nicholas.  If you would like to meet them, click on the "Puppies" tab above - where I have posted individual pics and stats.

Here are some other pics:




11 comments:

penni said...

They are just beautiful -- shiny, well-rounded. If you look at them on the cam, they are active enough that I think they might be ready for collars and show leads.

Carol said...

Yay for Magic (and Cheryl and Laura)!! They are beautiful. I pray Scout will be feeling her old self soon.

StubbyDog said...

They're beautiful!

Builder Mama said...

Gorgeous puppies! I hope Scout is feeling much better soon. Magic looks like a natural Corgi Mom considering she's a pinch hitter!

cheryl said...

Congratulations! They all look wonderfully well developed--shiny and well-rounded as Penni said! I'm keeping Scouty in my prayers for a full recovery and resumption of her motherly duties! Magic is a dollbaby!

Holly said...

Praying that Scout bounces back quick to take on mum duties. Sporting dogs ROCK as surrogates as Luther can attest to. Give Magic a BIG HUG from us up north.

What a BEAUTIFUL family!

Jules said...

Yay, Scout! I am so glad she and the pups are doing well. And Yay for Magic!!

Sarah said...

Thank goodness everyone is OK. reading about it just made my stomach flip remembering my own nightmares last year. What a good girl Magic is. Her expression in that photo is priceless.

How's Scout doing today?

Crazy Cardiness said...

I hope Scout is getting back to herself, poor girly! The babies are beautiful!

itsmebuddy said...

So-o-o Sweet! Congrats!

Kathy said...

Awe how sweet. Now they will have a double dose of squirrel hunting influences!! They are beautiful and hugs to Ms. Scout for a speedy recovery.