2 weeks old! Today I get to stop holding my breath and relax. A little. Those first two weeks are filled with peril for newborn puppies - something as simple as an open door can be deadly (because they cannot regulate their body temperature and a key factor in healthy development is the simple task of staying warm).
Their thermostats haven’t quite kicked in, but I can hear their “tacky” panting - it is a distinct sound, as if they need to drink water, and is the one that tells me they will soon be able to regulate their body temp. Since it’s going to be 108 this week, their timing couldn’t be better! Definitely want to run that A/C.😅
Eyes are unsealed and they are taking a shot at walking (very early efforts!). Within a week, we will have 10 lil’ furballs wobbling around like drunken sailors! Miraculous how rapidly they develop... Love these babies.