I am going to advertise for the last two left and go with my gut instinct about any people who respond. I usually have a good feel for people although I totally got screwed when it came to Heidi. I've even thought about keeping 2 littermates, but was reading online that's not always a good idea. Which is a shame because I love both of the girls left, especially the brindle one. The pink girl seems to be a fan of me too and follows me when she can. I keep telling my husband that she's chosen me and wants to stay with us. LOL. We've been letting them out of the pen more too, it's crazy when they are out. Heidi has been playing with them, also putting the green one in his place when he growls at her. First I thought she was trying to eat them, then I realized she was playing with them.
How often should I be feeding them? I've been doing it every 4-5 hours. Usually they sleep through the night, but last night they weren't hungry around 11 pm (my fault, the earlier feeding was late because we were out), so at 4:30 they were all up making SO much noise that I fed them. Not much sleep today as a result.
Someone did come on Saturday and loved one of the girls but then later backed out (she's a neighbor of an old co-worker). Then she texted me and said she decided to wait and see if they all go and if they do not, then she will take whoever is left. Which I think sounds kinda weird, so I'm not sure I will be texting her back. If she doesn't want to pay for a small homing fee, then why should I believe she will want to take care of the puppy? If anything, we will bring the pups to the rescue with Heidi if I can't find homes for them. And the rescue has a 'sterilization clause' that the adoptee has to give them $100 and will get back once they come back to show they have spayed the puppies. So that provides some comfort.
Finally, they will be 5 weeks tomorrow. Should I have their first vaccinations at 6 weeks? Then should I do them again at 8 weeks or have the new owners do it since they will be taking them at 8 weeks? My vet says he doesn't do a blanket de-worming. Is that normal or do most breeders just do the de-worming to be cautious? Everywhere I've read says that it's safe to assume the puppies have worms? They can lay dormant??
Already had someone contact me about shipping a puppy to her for her 'granddaughter' and her sending me a check of some sort. Seriously, are there people out there who just scam people for a living? Told her I'm not interested and to look elsewhere.
Here's a picture of the pups resting after they ran around for a bit. Being a puppy is hard!