This morning before going down to feed the puppies (ETC.!) I told Dave that I bet the puppies would bust through the doggy door today. JoJo would be first, Rita second and Sadie third. Well, after they ate, got cleaned up and put outside, I shut the door to keep them and Rhani out there while I cleaned up their inside space. I wasn't far into the job when I heard a ruckus of banging against the door followed by increasingly distressed puppy yelling. I went to check and, sure enough, Jojo had come through the doggy door on the screen door and was between the inside door and the screen door. LOL! I put him out and went back to cleaning. A few minutes later, I hear the same sequence of bangs followed by what I knew to be Rita screaming! She was now stuck between the two doors. So I put her back out. Back to cleaning, and the whole cacophony started again, but this time the puppy yells just sounded annoyed. Yep - it was Sadie! Imagine that! I managed to get the rest of the pen cleaned with no more interruptions, but when I went out to sit with the puppies while the floor dried from mopping, I left the inside door open. First, I saw Maxwell go through the door and back inside. No phone handy. But Rita was in the vicinity so I grabbed my phone and caught this! Enjoy! Too Funny! I don't think Lizzy went through the door today, but she will. No doubt!
Next Steven and Cindy came by to visit the puppies for awhile. Steven managed to build a puppy pile in his lap! Here is the sequence of that!
Our friend, Linda, came over and brought a YUMMY brunch casserole for the humans which we thoroughly enjoyed! She last visited two weeks ago and could not believe how much the babies have grown. Maxwell enjoyed a good snuggle. (They all did!) She pronounced them all really pretty!
Later in the afternoon I took each puppy (except Rita who went yesterday) out to the pool area and then into the lawn. They really haven't been anywhere except their inside pen and the outside patio pen, so this was a big new thing for them! Each puppy reacted a little differently at first, most of them as I expected. All warmed up to the idea of having new areas to explore. And all of them, like Rita yesterday, were heading dangerously close to the pool in their ramblings, so I moved them out to the yard. They all liked the grass even though it tickled at first! We will do the pool, but not for a couple weeks. They are too little for that right now! Hopefully the weather will stay warm enough. It usually does. And I am not ready for summer to be over!
Today, I graduated them to three meals a day of kibble soaked in water. Interestingly, they ate almost all of their evening meal! They are funny little eaters. Maxwell and Rita can't just wake up and instantly eat. They have to walk around a bit and think about it. Jo Jo and Sadie are right there as soon as they see me putting down newspapers. Lizzy usually is too. All of them eat for awhile, go play or do business, climb in the kennel, play some more in there making a LOT of noise, and then re-emerge to eat some more. Rhani is pretty patient about waiting till I decide they are finally finished and let her in to clean up the leftovers.
They are getting much better about going to the grass carpet to do their business. They are not 100% but it's way better than the pellets in the pan and easy for me to clean up! I set a station up on the patio for them today too. Paws crossed that in a few days they will be pretty consistent and I won't be constantly mopping and picking up after them!
I've started taking them back outside late evening when it's cool. They seem to enjoy it, and so do I! Finally, here are a couple short clips of the puppies playing - one from last night and one from this afternoon. Enjoy!
Until next time....
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 saved them off as pdf's and was reviewing them last night. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Imagine memories too!