Bridget and the pups are doing great. I am amazed how well the pups are doing in the big puppy pool, they act more like 1 week old puppies than 3 day old pups. I have never had such young pups in the big pool. The pups have little problem scooching across the pool to find mom. And of course no concerns about chilled puppies if they are off by themselves. Bridget has her appetite back and is producing lots of milk. She seems especially relaxed about this litter, content to wander out in the backyard for short periods of time or rest outside the puppy pool where it is cooler. Bridget is such an exceptional mama, sad to think this is her last litter. But she has more than earned her retirement.
The pups have already gained 3-5 oz since birth. Blue boy is a true Jammer son and is an enthusiastic nurser. He has gaining the most weight and weighs almost 1 1/2 lbs already. All the umbilical cords have fallen off and the darker pigment continues to come in on the foot pads and around the face. The yellow pups are all a very uniform color, will be hard to tell the 3 yellow girls apart without collars. Despite being bred to 4 different Goldens of various shades, some dark red like Bridget, Jammer produces a standard light yellow pup. I haven't found any white markings on the 2 black pups.
This evening, I began BioSensor early neurologic stimulation exercises and these will continue until the pups are 16 days old. More information can be found at http://www.angelfire.com/ca/curlycr/2001pups2a.html