These are terrible photos, sorry everyone, but they are much harder to photograph now! Especially since I don’t have an actual camera and have no clue what I’m doing. I’m also much busier now, as they are more demanding and we are having lots and lots of visitors! We had a party on Christmas Eve, just a few local friends and neighbours, but it was another new experience for them. They are now going outside several times a day and spending more and more time playing, with each other and with Luna and Busy, who are teaching them good dog manners.
How big? Looking more like puppies now – they continue to put on 100g per day! They are properly up on their feet, with some scampering about, starting to explore the corners of the kitchen. Busy is very excited to have playmates and is already enjoying their company. Aura is less sure, princesses like to hog all the attention 😉
Their owners have all been to see them and we are more or less sorted with who is going where. It’s very hard to decide and inevitably everyone likes one more than the other (can you guess?) Choosing names is an ongoing discussion as we need a ‘set’ of Kennel names AND their pet names, which may or may not be related. I tried to register them with the Kennel Club yesterday and have had to change one of the names as a result – we’re getting there, but if you have any suggestions, do pass them on.
I posted a video clip on Facebook the other day, but you have to ‘friend’ me in order to see it. One day I’ll get to grips with setting up a YouTube account… I’ve had so much wonderful feedback from the previous puppy owners – it’s great to be in touch with them to hear and see how they are getting on. Toggle from the second litter came to visit on Sunday as he is getting a nephew to play with 😀
This week they have been practising eating real food. It’s more for fun as they still have plenty of milk at this stage. They continue to change enormously, day by day. Having their eyes open means they can start to be aware of their surroundings and their faces change and begin to take on a more dog-like appearance. They are becoming more sturdy on their feet, although they are so fat that running is not yet an option.
Eyes are opening and they are up on their feet, staggering around like drunken puppies. They are so contented they still don’t do much, but we are just starting to see some interaction with each other and with Luna. They are more confident in the way that they move around – they certainly know when Luna is there! Sometimes we hear the odd little ‘woof’, but generally they are quiet – they never cry when they are hungry, because Luna feeds them so often.
We’ve had a few more visitors during the last week, which has been lovely, so they’ve been cuddled by a variety of people and are happy to have that interaction. Aura does not like to be left out, so I have to give her a cuddle as well, which she always loves! Remember to let me know if you would like to come and see us – the more the merrier 🙂