Stella & Cyber Bernedoodle Puppies She delivered 9/13/20
Stella and her puppies are all doing very well! She is so devoted and gentle with her puppies as well as visitors we have had come to see the puppies. The puppies have already had several visits and handling from grandparents, young friends, and new adults to give them lots of exposure to new smells and different humans. While their eyes are still closed as well as their ears smell and touch are their biggest senses currently. We have started to integrate new smells of herbs and citrus smells to enhance their environment. We continue to do ENS daily with new helpers when they are here. Nails will be trimmed again today and the puppies will get their first dose of dewormer this weekend. They will be dewormed every 2 weeks until they go home. Stella has continued to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having and naps on the deck. Our boys enjoy just sitting and watching all the puppy movements for entertainment as you can see below 😂
Meet the puppies
Meet the girls
Can’t hardly get enough snuggles, before school, during school (on days they do school at home), after schools, in between sports, before bed...these puppies get loads of love for sure!
Puppies and Stella are all doing very well! We gave each one a new collar and changed dark green to blue so they are easier to identify. They have all had their nails trimmed for the first time to help expose them to more handling as well as to keep Stella safe from scratches. They each got weighed again today and are as follows: Blue boy 1.12 lbs (formerly green) Lime boy 1.12 lbs Orange boy 1.13 lbs Fuchsia 1.9 lbs Purple 1.10 lbs We will continue to do our ENS daily 1-2 times as well as start exposing them to new scents. Our next post will be Sunday for their first 1 week of life video. We then plan to blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the weekly video update each Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend!
Now that we can get back to our normal schedule with the puppies we have begun our ENS (early neurologic stimulation). I am so lucky to have young, gentle helpers to help in this task as each puppy gets even better exposure to children through this technique. We follow the “Puppy Culture Method” and feel this really helps in shaping each future puppies development, temperament, and health through all the steps we take. This is one of the funnest parts of working with puppies and as we start getting to know each one more individually. Stella continues to be a very devoted, gentle Mother and is doing very well!! She is enjoying breaks here and there with this beautiful weather and very trusting of us all being in with her and the puppies very regularly through the day.
Ultrasound confirmed that Stella is no longer caring puppies. As hard is this is for us to hear, we are counting our blessings that we have 5 beautiful puppies and Stella’s health has been preserved. Stella is doing very well and the vet was very pleased with how well she is doing.
Quick update, Stella had a very good night as did all her puppies! On and off she has had signs of labor but no contractions. The vet is on her way this morning to check in her. The good news is Stella is doing g very well, producing great milk supply, and comfortable. Her puppies are growing at rapid speed and very content. Stella enjoyed a dip in the creek late yesterday and a morning hike in the meadow. She wags her tail constantly which makes my heart so happy to see she is in good spirits. Seems only the humans around her are the worried ones not sleeping 😆. I will update again after the vet checks her over.
Just wanted to give a quick update! Stella continues to be doing very well. She is eating lots, has great milk supply, and her puppies have already grown a lot. She is showing more signs that she may be going back into labor. She has taken a couple good walks and maintains a good appetite which is all very promising. That being said it could still be early morning as that seems to be how dogs like to whelp. Puppies got weighed for the second time today: Green boy (tri color) was first to be born and weighed 14.5oz today he is 1.6 lbs, #2 Lime boy (brindle) birth wt 14.2oz today 1.4lbs, #3 Orange boy (brindle) birth way 15oz today 1.5lbs, #4 Fusia girl (tri color) birth we 15 oz today is 1.3lb, and #5 Purple girl birth we 13oz today 1.3lbs. (She technically was born 9/14/20😉). Tomorrow we start early neurological stimulation with each puppy. Hope to have good news of more delivery’s in the next post.
Stella is doing very well and has been such a gentle, attentive Mother. All 5 puppies are healthy, eating well, and very content. We are in constant communication with the vet about how Stella is doing. She said that as long as Stella is not in distress that it happens for dogs to take a “whelping break” up to 48 hours from their last pup before delivering the rest. So for now we wait and pray that all the puppies inside will be birthed naturally by tomorrow morning. Stella enjoyed some time out with Aggie in the meadow this morning.
The vet came and performed an ultrasound as well as gave the puppies a check up. Stella is doing well but still has 2 puppies (with heart beats) still in her. She is getting Pitocin now to help strengthen her contractions to get the puppies out.
Late into the night yesterday, Stella delivered 5 beautiful puppies! She had 3 males and 2 females. 1 Tri color male & 2 tri color females as well as 2 sable/brindle males. We know this is far less than expected and we will have some sad families we are feeling blessed that Stella is doing well and all her puppies are healthy! We have a call into the vet to have Stella observed to make sure no puppies are still inside as more had been observed on her ultrasound. Please pray that everyone continues to do well over the next critical 24 hours. More pictures to come!
Hard to believe this active Mama is just a week away from her due date. Stella is doing so well! She got to enjoy an extra long weekend with us adventuring on Lake Superior. This was the perfect way for her to relax and be with us every moment. Her belly is so full and she still loves nothing more than for us all to rub it. The cool weather, water, smells, and constant attention from all of us made for the best way to spend the days leading up to puppies ahead. We hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!
Stella seems to grow by the moment! She has a great appetite and is loving the cooler weather. She loves any chance she can hop in the van for a ride with us and belly rubs are her most favorite thing these days. She was a bit sad to see the boys all got off to school today but will be happy to know they will only be gone 2 days per week so she will get lots of extra time with them due to Covid. I think all our dogs have loved having the entire family home most days since the pandemic started. With only 2 weeks left until Stella's due date many preparations are being made here to ensure we are ready to welcome her puppies. We couldn't more excited to see them all very soon!
Stella is doing very well and growing before our eyes. Her appetite has increased and her bellY is really starting to show her puppies. She stays cool in her air conditioned space or in the creek in our backyard. She love the meadow as always and walks on our trails. She is enjoying all the extra love and attention pregnancy brings too ❤️
Stella had her ultrasound today and was confirmed to indeed be pregnant! I have added her ultrasound pictures as well as some fun photos of her camping last week with our extended family. My nephew fell in love with her as we all have. She is such a sweet girl who is going to produce amazing puppies.
Some of our past beautiful F1 Bernedoodle puppies
Some of our past beautiful f1b goldendoodle puppies from Ruby!