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'Y' Litter

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This is a pictorial diary of the Messano 'Y' litter, Ritzilyn Rock On Tommy For Messano (Tommy) x Messano Mustang Sally (Sally). The litter was born on 10/05/2011 and consists of 2 bitches and 5 dogs (all puppies have homes arranged for them).

22/04/2011

This photo shows Sally with just under 3 weeks of her pregnancy remaing.
09/05/2011

This and the following photo show Sally the day before the puppies were born...
09/05/2011

...this is usually the 'Girl's Room' but it becomes the nursery when we have puppies.
10/05/2011

The first puppy born (a male)...

10/05/2011

...with three puppies born...

10/05/2011

...with five puppies born...
11/05/2011

...with all puppies born.
11/05/2011

The next day - looking more relaxed...

11/05/2011

...the various shades of gold can be seen...

11/05/2011

...the puppies are all content.
11/05/2011

At birth, the pigment is missing from nose, pads etc...
12/05/2011

...this becomes present in the first few days.
12/05/2011

...you can see on this photo that a few of the puppies noses are already a plum colour.
14/05/2011

We mark the puppies with coloured wax so that we can tell them apart...
14/05/2011

...this is important so that we can record their weights and check that they are putting on weight equally.
15/05/2011

The puppies are now four days old...
15/05/2011

This is a short video from YouTube. It can be viewed in HD if the settings are changed.
15/05/2011

...Sally is much more relaxed and the puppies are steadily gaining weight.
20/05/2011

These photos show the puppies at 10 days old...
20/05/2011

...as you can see, they have lost their 'pinkness'...
20/05/2011

...and in the next few days their eyes will open...
20/05/2011

...they have all put on a lot of weight...
20/05/2011

...and they are now quite chunky...
20/05/2011

...in the daylight, their true colours can be seen - we have all shades from dark to light...
20/05/2011

...this puppy is showing you his jet-black pads, nose and lips.

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