10/31/2022 0 Comments
Boo! Happy Halloween!
The puppies are changing so fast! Their latest feat is that they have learned to spin around and run! Sorry no great videos but trust me, it's hysterical! (The last video below does have Waino making the move.)
We've had visitors since I last posted. Valerie visited Friday. The puppies were introduced to the screened porch on the main floor. Photos below are of them piling on Valerie (they love people) after fearless exploration. Oh the excitement of the new venue! So much room to run; birds' eye views of the back yard; electric cords to remove from their sharp little teeth; chair rungs to climb over and crawl under; many glass doors in which to admire their reflections; and on and on and on! On Sunday, Alex and Brittany visited. Thanks for the great skunk toy! The puppies discovered it today and especially liked chewing the tag I failed to remove! (See next to last video below.) I had to check Alex's pockets when he left to make sure he didn't take Goldy with him! Today, they met their first little girl when my friend, Sherri, brought her 5 year old granddaughter, Emerson, to visit. Emerson was a perfect introduction to children for the puppies. She didn't even mind when she (nor I) noticed the puppy pee puddle she sat in!
The puppies are now eating three meals a day. Each consists of 2 cups of puppy kibble soaked in water with a cup of thin milk replacer gruel. They are CLEAN platers! I am gradually reducing the amount of water that I soak the food in and have heard them crunching the few kibbles from the top of the container that don't get soaked with their sharp little puppy teeth. Once the last can of powdered milk replacer is gone in the next few days, they will get kibble floated in water. The exciting news for them is that they have now "dined" in their room, on the patio and on the screened porch. Four more places to dine in the next 2 weeks! I better get creative quickly! They also have eaten from three different containers - pie pans since we started; a couple days ago I switched them to two plastic dog bowls; this afternoon, I forgot to bring their bowls up to clean them, so they had dinner tonight in 4 sort of melmac bowls. (Does anyone remember these? Years ago they came in Purina Dog Chow bags. We have bowls, plates and glasses! All are hideously ugly, but they sure are durable!). They did a pretty good job of sticking to their own bowl. I was shocked! They are very good eaters. No kibbles left behind! And I need to come up with 4 more containers in the next 2 weeks.
I've been introducing new things to them each day. The tunnel on the patio, new (and suspended) toys to their indoor room, and different toys for the screened porch. They always immediately find whatever is new in their environment whether I introduced it or not!
I did their nails again today. All but Goldy were calm about that. Goldy surprised me because she is usually very happy to be in your lap no matter what position or what you are doing to her. She still gave me puppy kisses when we were done though1
I leave you today with random photos and videos of cuteness!
Every Day Really Is A Gift!
Until next time....
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I like to keep a diary of the puppies as much for myself as for prospective puppy buyers and interested friends. Sadly my blogs for Lucy's and Baili's litters are no longer available due to legacy systems, but I recently reviewed the Imagine Litter blog. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Cardinal memories too!