It’s been another exciting week for Hudson and Bella’s puppies! Their eyes are fully open now and they are intently trying to comprehend the world around them. They are all walking and venturing out of the whelping box at every opportunity. Mr. Purple wins the prize for being the first one to escape. The whelping box is much larger now that a section has been added, providing everyone with a much-needed lounging area.
The puppies are growing rapidly and it’s amazing to watch the transformation daily as they become more mobile and their personalities begin to emerge. They are beginning to play with each other and are spending more time awake each day. They are also interacting more with our family as we are greeted with nine wagging tails and tiny faces that peer up at us. The puppies are all so soft and gentle and they lap up every ounce of affection they receive. It’s impossible to resist picking up and cuddling each and every one.
Mr. Blue, Mr. Green and Miss Lavender are certainly the most expressive with their persistent little barks. They’re the first to let mum know when it’s feeding time again. Bella prefers to feed her babies while watching TV, so we’ve laid out a blanket for Bella and her pups to relish some luxury!
While Bella is being a trouper, we’re sure that if she had a calendar, she’d be counting down the days until her hungry (and demanding) little brood with the jagged little teeth are weaned off her milk bar. After a good meal, they sometimes just fall asleep right at the bar. The puppies still like to keep warm and snuggle with their littermates so they often sleep in pairs or groups or all just piled up in a heap resembling the scrimmage line at a football game. It’s spellbinding to watch them sleep as they twitch and quiver, dreaming the little dreams that puppies do.
Next week begins another new chapter in their life when we’ll introduce them to solid food (also known as mush) and it will be interesting to see them grow by leaps and bounds! See you then……