To is still proving to be a great mum, doing all the work and taking great care of puppies. She doesn't allow other dogs to come anywhere close and she stays with the puppies 24/7. I need to drag her out to pee, she fights against it fiercely. The only thing that is more important as her puppies is her morning sprint. I was totally surprised when I took other dogs for a walk the morning after and she came flying out of that box, forgetting all about the puppies. She is skipping tricks sessions and dinner preparations with no objections - but not her morning sprint!
Puppies are doing great and starting to show their personalities more&more.
The green one is The Fighter, born as by far the smallest and having some trouble to drink at first, but then turned out to be a real fighter and is the most active in the litter now, setting absolute record in weight gain in 12 hours and fighting much bigger brothers for the best nipples.
The black one is The Biggest and very confident, knowing exactly what he wants, either drinking or sleeping calmly, without a single worry in the world.
The white one is The Unstoppable. If he decides he wants a drink, you can keep setting him aside to let smaller brothers drink, but he will keep coming back, climbing any obstacle, not taking no for an answer. - I guess he got that from his father 🙂
The grey one is The Perfectionist - he is the loudest and likes the things his way.
The yellow one is The Sweetest and the prettiest. A real mommy's boy. He was born last - he likes to take things easy.
The blue one is The Wisest - he is happy to do whatever you want - drink, sleep, cuddle. He was a first-born and sure made it look easy! He seems to know it all already and is acting like a pro at everything he does (not that he does all that much - but one has to start somewhere, right?) - I think he will end just as easy to train and handle as his mother.
The girl is The Explorer. She has no problems throwing her brothers off the best nipples - and then after a good drink, she never hangs out with others, but instead takes a crawl around the whelping box, climbing any objects she can find: legs, phones, laptops etc. And she LOVES to cuddle! Very independent, determined and brave!
And ah, did I mention they're all just sooo beautiful:
Here is what they've been up to:
To decides it's time for new challenges. Climb little puppies, climb!
day 3: starting with early neurological stimulation
big ones calmly waiting for the little ones to drink first:
My office those days: