How do you go from this…
to this, in one week? Simple, your mum feeds you, constantly. These puppies have easily doubled their birth weights, in one week, which is pretty impressive, isn’t it? Aura has been feeding, and feeding, and feeding.
After the first few days, there started to be a few gaps between feeds – Aura still enjoys coming out for a walk with the others. When she gets back the pups all stuff their faces again. Then collapse in a ‘drunken’ heap, lying wherever they stopped.
Aura doesn’t mind if they are sprawled over her feet. Of course she needs plenty to eat, so I’ve been giving her four big meals per day, with added protein, such as tuna or chicken. Yummy – perks of the job!
Spending time around them, it is amazing how much they do, wriggling about, squeaking and snuffling (they sound like guinea pigs). They can’t see or hear, but they know where Aura is and they find each other to cuddle up.
We’ve had some visitors already and so they are already getting used to being handled and experiencing different smells and sensations. I tidy their toenails so they don’t scratch Aura when feeding – they don’t like that much!