Because the puppies were pretty large, the veterinarian decided to dock their tails at 2 days old. The puppies did very well and now we are all settled in. Mom has recuperated and is still being a wonderful mom.
GSP puppies are born with their liver patches, but the ticking comes in as they grow. Disney fans may remember this clip from the movie 101 Dalmations:
Of course, in GSP's it's "ticking." So with that in mind, here are individual pictures at 2 days old. (And, yes, they are easy for me to tell apart in person. We will have litter themed names shown soon)