We’ve made it 4 weeks. Hard to believe it’s been a month that they’ve been here. They have been eating mushy puppy food for about a week now and today even started crunching on some kibbles. They’ve had 4 baths and even tolerated the blow dryer today. We have Alexa play various sounds to try to get them used to strange noises and their favorite so far is Thunderstorm sounds. Makes them fall asleep every time. Vaughn’s owner was the first to visit them over the weekend as she was up from New Mexico. Future family visits can start in a couple of weeks. When the weather clears up this week, they will start going outside.
They all have sharp pointy canine teeth, so we decided it’s time to start giving them some puppy mush to start the slow weaning process. It was a fun mess!
Grayce was the first to dive in
And she was the first one to go “all in”
Uh, hey. Food hogs!
Alright. This works. 9 puppies barely fit now. Might need to get 2 bowls soon.
Yep, I was a piggy!
Kenny going all in
Well, some of them. Eyeballs started opening yesterday. Leilani was the first, then Grayce and today Dex and Madge have just started peeking. How exciting! Any day now they will also start to hear us and the real fun will begin. 🙂
Leilani says “Who’s eyes opened first? This gal”
Madge’s eyeball just started cracking open.
Beware! Lots of photos follow.
Puppies are 1 week old. They are all doing well and gaining weight every day. We gave them temporary names for while they are here because it’s easier than saying “puppy 1”.
Grayce is still a mystery to us. Will she stay gray? Will she turn into a black tri? We don’t know for sure but we do know that she is attracting attention and that she got to keep her tail, which we like. She is also the first puppy by a long shot to “walk” around.
Group photo below Left to Right: Agnes, Kenny, Lemon, Madge, Barry, Leilani, Eevee, Dex, Grayce
Madge – Blue Merle Female
Agnes – Black Tri Female
Barry – Black Tri Male
Kenny – Black Tri Male
Grayce – Female
Lemon – Blue Merle Female
Dex – Black Tri Male
Leilani Black Tri Female
Eevee – Blue Merle Female
Puppies started the Super Puppy program on day 3. You might see on camera what looks like I am torturing puppies. You can read about the program and it’s benefits here: http://breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation
This nightly torture will end on day 16.
Olive is really concerned about the squeals and squeaks