Yesterday was so busy that we failed to weigh puppies or take their 3 week mug shots! So we made up for that today!
I subscribed to this photo collage app (BeFunky) while running the recent Decorated Dals II fundraiser for DCAF, and it's come in really handy for puppy mug shots! I just love these collages of the puppies at 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks. It's so amazing to see how their little heads and faces change so quickly! Here they are in birth order - Maxwell, Sadie, Rita, Lizzy and Jo Jo!
The boys joined Sadie in going over 4 lbs. Rita and Lizzy are not too far behind.
Their teeth are quite visible now. A little too soon to check their bites, but I will start practicing "show teeth" everyday now.
No one has actually escaped the whelping box yet, so I did not set up the indoor pen yet. I'm quite ready to though because Rhani continues to interfere with "litter box" training by shedding the paper and tossing the pads every night! SHE has begun taking some naps in the Vari-Kennel though and today, after their lunch, Maxwell decided to check it out! He looks so tiny in there!
After three days of one gruel meal a day, I graduated them to two today with increased puppy food. They continue to wear almost as much of it as they eat. Baths are required for all after each meal followed by a good floor mopping! I've begun to reduce Rhani's food. She's not really happy about that so I let her clean up the puppies leftovers this afternoon.
The puppies are playing with one another more and more each day and interacting with toys I've put in the box. All are brave about exploring new spaces too. They are becoming more and more stable on their legs, but are still prone to topple over for no apparent reason.
This afternoon, our neighbors Amy and Maddie, stopped by to visit the puppies. The puppies were on the patio when they arrived and they said they could hear them all the way up on the street. They are NOISY! They did, however, have no problem settling in for snuggles with their visitors! Imagine that!
We are lucky to live in such a dog friendly neighborhood. Of the 17 homes, 11 have at least one dog - most have 2 or more! And several of the ones who don't have their own dog often have grand dogs over to visit.
Sorry no videos today. I either didn't have my phone handy or my hands were covered in puppy mess every time I saw something to video!
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!