First is Two Spot. I think the reason for her name is pretty obvious. She was seventh in the order, born at 11:46pm. Though healthy, she was the "runt" weighing the least at 7oz. But not anymore... last night she weighed in at 11.5oz! That's right... she has gained four and a half ounces in two and a half days. Somebody is obviously a fan of nursing! Even given her weight gain, however, she remains petite looking and I think she'll stay a "dainty" little girl.
Next is Squeaker (also known as Lots of White). She was number 6, born at 10:33pm and weighing eight ounces. She didn't gain yesterday but I cheated and put her on the scale a little bit ago and is now happily hovering around eleven. Her name, you might ask? Within an hour of being born we placed her in the warming basket to allow Mama to deliver Two Spot. She almost immediately fell asleep and started squeaking. Though all the puppies are vocal, she is the loudest, especially while asleep. She is already barking, baying and singing and is a regular in the late night performances.
And Finally, we have Panda. I know that in truth she doesn't look much like a panda (no white circles around her eyes) and yet something about the shape of her head and the black/white markings of her head make me think of a baby panda bear when I look at her. And since I'm the one being woken up in the middle of the night by them (Reid contentedly sleeps right through, an omen of what is to come??), I get to call them what I want! Panda was our first girl, fourth puppy, born at 9:10pm. She has gained 3 1/2 ounces since birth, when she weighed a respectable 9oz. She is sweet and cuddly... and is also a big fan of nursing and chirping.
And that's the lot of them... Tank, Twin Boy, Diamond, Panda, Kink, Squeaker, Two Spot, Twin Girl and Caboose... yeah, I said I wouldn't name them. You can see how long that lasted!