Friday, May 21, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Pup

The day starts out, as all days should, with a hearty breakfast.
Of course, there is always someone who has to sleep in late. (That's the largest red guy.)

After about 10 minutes, the pups are full and fall asleep. Emy sometimes stays in with them, but usually during the day she leaves the pool and sleeps right outside.

An hour or so later, it's time for a snack.

And this is repeated over and over all day... and night.
Sometimes, the pups wake up and mom doesn't bother joining them in the pool so they occupy the time until the dinner bell rings by practicing things like walking and tussling.

This morning, for the first time, one of them barked. That usually means their ears are opening. To test how far along that was, I rattled the pen a little and several of them looked around. Tomorrow, when everyone's ears are open, they'll all be barking at every sound they hear. That usually lasts 24-36 hours and then they just accept noises unless they are extremely loud. Next week, when the grass is being cut right outside the window, they'll all be upset.

And to refresh your memory, this is the way they looked 22-1/2 days ago when they were 12 hours old.

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