I have a little girl! Long story short... We ran across this baby and could not believe her age and size. She was in a bad situation where she was with a family that had 4 little girls that were very rough with her and she has even been stepped on once. This is what the guy had to say about her...They did not know his female was pregnant and she had a singleton puppy and they did not think she would survive. He kept her in a crate with her mom nursing forever and supplemented some. Said she looked like a tadpole and for the longest time he did not think her back legs would develop properly, she would drag herself around with her front legs. She has been doing better and has strength in her back legs for a couple months now and he has decided he needed to rehome her as he was afraid the children were going to kill her. I have given it great thought and prayer and after having a vet where she is look her over and a long discussion with my vet the what ifs, etc...we decided to take her on.
Now for the reason for the vet and disbelief. She was born January 29th, she is 5 months and a week old. She is 10 oz right now, 3 to 3 1/2 inches to shoulder (she is a wiggle butt so hard to get an exact) and 4 inches long base of neck to base of tail. The photos make her look bigger than she actually is. I showed the photos to my vet before taking her to him yesterday and he said even though she looked small in the photos she is twice as small as the photos depict her. I for the longest time did not believe this guy it is so hard to believe but my vet confirmed yesterday that if we were to go by her size he would have guessed her at a tiny 8 to 10 week old but her mannerisms, actions tell him she is an older puppy.
I would have been much more comfortable if she was 8 to 10 weeks.
She is such a well adjusted baby though, healthy appetite, fearless, no loud noises scare her, she is pee pad trained already, she is very attentive, observant, sleeps all night long and a little spitfire, LOL Oh and she squeaks when she barks or makes a noise and if you are not close to her and it quiet you will not hear her....She is a living DOLL! We are so in LOVE with her and feel so blessed to have her in our lives.
I know I said long story short, sorry I rambled...Welcome our new little girl
On sissy's lap on the way home
another size comparison(remote and smallest dishes I could find for her)
Size small ferret dress that is still a bit big, LOL