He has one nice brindle patch on his left side, the rest of his body is all white.
These first four photos were taken when the puppy was still wet & messy.
Dena started making little spots at about 10:00 this morning, but not
much seemed to be happening except that she wanted to go potty every 20 minutes. She started having noticeable contractions
with straining at 1:00 PM, at about 1:40 we were seeing little feet and a tail tip, and she got the rest pushed out (with
a little help from me) at about 2:15 PM. The placenta came right out, too, so worries there. He is squirmy (note slight blur
in a couple of the pics) and already has a big round tummy.
Five hours later, Dena and son are settled in Bill's and my bedroom.
As you can see, Solo now gets plenty of nursing time between baths.
The two pics below and below right show him at four days. What a belly!
His head has cute markings, especially the "kiss" on the top of his head!
He didn't stay messy for long! With just one pup for Dena to lick - he's VERY clean!
He has a little trouble nursing, because his mama is licking him within an inch of his life and keeps knocking
him off the milk bar - he has managed to get a big belly, though. With just one puppy to lavish her maternal instincts on,
she is really giving this little guy plenty of attention and milk!
I'm very thankful that Evan and Leah were able to be here to help out with Dena watching and
taking care of the other dogs - don't know how I would have managed without them!
He was sparkly clean, and managed to fill out his
I've already started "spoiling" our new baby! Here
he is laying on my bed while I change the whelping box blankets. See how big - and cute!