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: