Peanut left, Calee right
Calee with her two newborn puppies
on the 23rd of December 2014. One dog, one bitch, both black
Dog at back, bitch at front
The dog pup aged 4 days. Calee
rejected him from the first night, would not have anything
to do with him.
Hence he was bottlefed for the first month of his life.
Thankfully he was able to get some milk and comfort from
Abby who also had puppies, but his main source of food was
from his human mum via bottles.
He was so small and for a long time we weren't at all sure
that he would survive.
All the practice I had got over the years with bottlefeeding
kittens came in handy for sure.
Dog pup 6 days old
Calee did however really love her
daughter and did everything for her.
Here she is a week old in Melanie's hand. Melanie named her
Minnie, so I decided to call the dog pup Mickey.
Mickey (right) with one of the much
bigger Abby pups. Mickey aged 18 days.
Minnie eating solid food aged 23
Minnie fast asleep aged 24 days.
Mickey aged 4 weeks 4 days. He
really does look like Mickey Mouse, being so tiny and black
Minnie 4 weeks 4 days
This puts Mickey's size at 4 ½
weeks into perspective, next to our guinea pig!
Not to mention how tiny Mickey is
compared to Ringo the Maine Coon cat!
Mickey meeting Santee the Malinois
pup. Santee 5 months old, Mickey 5 weeks.
Santee and Mickey became best
friends. Santee 5 ½ month old, Mickey 7 weeks.
Mickey and Santee
Mickey on the wobble board with his
half brother Walnut. Mickey 7 weeks.
Mickey 11 weeks, Santee 6 months
Mickey 13 weeks Santee 7 months
Minnie at 13 weeks of age moves to
Melanie's house and meets baby Timmy aged 6 weeks