|[screen shot from livestream]|
(Social media disclaimer. As I talk about Eukanuba, it is as an employee of P&G Pet Care. However, anything I say in praise of Eukanuba supports my personal belief that we make some great pet food now. ‘Tis totally true.)
Not a creature was stirring, not even a . . . ah, hold it right there, missy. There is indeed a tiny critter moving about. See the little polar bear pup up and about on her new legs? Two weeks old and already full of awesome stuff.
That’s our little neon pink pup, Euka II. CCI puppy #4 for this dog fur besotted household. While her littermates are sleeping off their last binge at the milk buffet, Euka II is exploring her new world. She’s not even here in Ohio yet and I’m already obnoxiously proud of her. I mean, just look at her! She’s obviously advanced, right?
We still have a few weeks (augh!) until she shows up to shed on my clothes. There’s so much for Euka to do before she’s eight weeks old, from opening her eyes to learning appropriate play with her sibs.
So I’m afraid I’m left with voyeurism, puppy style.
At the Eukanuba Puppy Channel Mom Taya and her extraordinary E litter are livestreamed. I can stalk this precious package online until I get a sugar buzz. Or until I get caught at work, heh. Oh well, it’s impossible to be stealthy anyway. Because every time I open the livefeed, these puppies are doing something so stinkin’ adorable that I’m pulling co-workers from their chairs to Come Look at This! And I may or may not have done this very thing to the company VP the other day. Right, it may not have been those exact words.
So if you’re viewing the livestream, keep an eye our for our little tater. Euka II is fifth in the birth order of the eight pups, so she is sporting the neon pink collar. Each pup is assigned a color according to their birth order. CCI explains identifying pups in more detail on their blog. From CCI’s blog post Color-coded Pups:
Once the pups are cleaned and dry, colored yarn is placed around their neck. When the puppies grow older, the yarn is replaced by a color-coded collar.
The following color scheme is followed, indicating first to last born: red, blue, purple, neon green, neon pink, brown, light pink, turquoise, orange, dark green, black, yellow, gray, burgundy, and nude (yes, the fifteenth born gets no color!).
|First born, Emma.|
Eukanuba’s Facebook page offered up a naming contest for some of the E puppies. So red puppy, the first born, is democratically named Emma (photo on right).
Eukanuba fans also had the chance to vote on blue puppy (boy), and purple and brown puppies (both girls). Winning names will be assigned later this week, just keep an eye on Eukanauba’s page for the results.
Now, there was plenty of discussion held on Euka II’s name, but not a fan vote for this tiny beauty. There is a back story to her moniker, besides the obvious. We’ll cover that in an upcoming post.
But I have to go now. It’s time for the puppy cam to be on. If you happen to see me on the Livestream chat, do say hello. My Livestream handle is Donna_puppyraiser.
|[screen shot from livestream] Not sure which color-coded pup was the one on her back with
feet twitching in the air. But really, does it matter?
Good grief that’s just sugar cookie sweetness. [sigh]
Hi Donna, Euka is the puppy I have been mesmerized by since these pups were born….and she gets to live with you!! WOOHOO I cannot believe how big these little chunky monkeys are getting and when I saw today that they are “cruising” I just had to smile. Okay gotta go and get my puppy fix!
As much time as I spend around dogs, I have never been able to watch newborns grow into active puppies. I am in awe.
And like you, I've been watching that light coated ball of sassy attitude before I even knew she was Euka. The breeder caretaker provided some close up photos of her. I'll post these soon.