Here is a pic of Ruby's puppies all wearing their colour coded ribbons. This is to make it easier to identify them, firstly as they are weighed & wormed and later when they are selected by their new owners.
Sadly, the little red ribboned one on the right is no longer with us. He was the runt of the litter & failed to thrive like his brothers and sisters. It appears he had a congentital liver disfunction. Despite lots of loving attention with an eyedropper to get him feeding he only survived 2 days. Poor little guy will never know the joy of swimming in a stinky swamp, gnawing on beef bones or chasing seagulls on the beach.