Thursday, May 27, 2010

4 Weeks Yesterday

Happy birthday to us! Things have gone so smoothly with this group, I'm on pins and needles waiting for something to happen! Just to be sure, I took some of the pups to see the vet on Tuesday... which is something I never do unless there is a problem. Just so you know, everyone got a clean bill of health and a big thumbs up. Jane was impressed with their ability to get around at such a young age. The two smallest pups, CURRENTLY, are Spider at 1 pound 7 ounces and the black-n-tan boy at 1 pound 11 ounces. That is actually rather small, but not necessarily a bad thing! Everyone is eating and drinking out of the bowls as well as nursing. If it were a little cooler, they'd be the happiest pups in the world. Because of the high temps, every afternoon I put a wet towel in the nest and all of them plunk their bellies down and sleep for hours. Each of them has figured out how to get out and back in (much harder for some reason) the pool. Interestingly, the new seems to have worn off that activity and 6 of them seldom do it... the two reddish boys, Hungry Jack and Molasses, however, spend as much time OUT as they do in. They are also the pups who are a little more confident on their feet... trying to run, rearing back on their haunches and launching themselves at other pups, climbing up on the sides of the pen, etc. AND they are aware of the dogs on the other side of the pen who are totally intrigued by the pups. Only one has started wagging his tail and he does it every time I touch him... Hungry Jack LOVES to be massaged along his back and down his sides.

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