It was a big day for the puppies and an all day dog day for me! It started with Baili's breakfast, then Rhani's, then the puppies. Next up was puppy clean up, then out on the patio for them and Rhani. Next, as promised, down came the whelping box which needed to be cleaned and packed up for storage. Then puppy pen clean up - laundry, floor mopping, and installing a few enrichment items for them. Next, we did puppy nails for the fourth time! (They were still pretty well behaved for that!) After that, they finally got to come back inside to the air conditioning and their new digs! What??? Where's our box? Here are a few clips I took as they experienced their new environment for the first time! They actually adapted pretty quickly and were off to exploring all their new stuff! They figured out that their Vari Kennel is the place to go for a nap. We're still working on that litter box thing though!
Once everybody seemed settled, I left Rhani and the puppies to their devices and took Baili for a walk. (It was HOT because by now it was noon.) Then I took Rhani for a walk (even hotter!) Then it was past time to feed the puppies their second meal of the day. More puppy baths and pen mopping! And then it was Rhani's turn for lunch! After all that it was 3PM! A friend called and I chatted with her a half hour, grabbed a half hour in the sun and then cleaned up a little myself to prepare for the Marino's visit! Riley couldn't make it today because she had to work, but she's coming on Thursday! One of these lucky puppies will be the second Dalmatian for Mike and Valeri but really the first for their daughters since they lost their Quincy when the girls were just 3 years old.
The puppies were unusually subdued this afternoon - probably from all the excitement of the earlier part of the day! Imagine that! But the Marino's did help them discover the best puppy toy ever - the big pink Octopus! That toy was a gift from my friend Linda with our first litter. Every Juju Dal litter since has loved it! It's been mended and laundered countless times but is still in tact for the Imagine babies! My phone was upstairs so I didn't get videos of all the puppies playing with it, but there is a clip of Sadie for your amusement! I'm sure the octopus will appear in many more photos and videos over the coming weeks!
This is a busy week! Puppies have visitors scheduled everyday, I have another board meeting via Zoom tomorrow night, and we are getting new flooring on most of the main level on Thursday and Friday! I will do my best to fit in some photos and/or videos and blog updates!
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!