Clearly it was a misunderstanding. When the puppies are outside in their play area, we provide them with bowls of water for drinking. With their entrepreneurial spirits running high, the puppies discovered that using the water coupled with the holes they dug in the lawn, they were able to create their own mud bath spa treatments. Needless to say, this resulted in several of them resembling Chocolate Labs, thereby requiring bath time a little early.
It’s not hard to tell that Mango is breathing sighs of relief in only having to offer the pups the occasional quick snack. The gang is devouring their solid food and their portions have grown considerably. The reward, of course is that all of the puppies are a happy, healthy bunch mostly weighing in between eleven and twelve pounds.
While food and sleep are still atop the list, the puppies’ sphere of interest has extended far beyond the microcosm of their litter. They are exploring the yard in every-widening circles with each outing, venturing out in small groups, pairs or even solo. They have an enormous curiosity about each and every little thing.
The puppies become very animated in the presence of people and crave an increasing amount of human contact. They welcomed several human visitors over the course of the weekend – children, adults and everything in-between. Being the good sports that Golden Retrievers are, the group endured all the hugs, squeezes and kisses from each and every guest until they petered out, one by one, drifting off to sleep to rest up for yet another new adventure.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another mesmerizing installment of “Puppy Tales”.