“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
She wasn’t taking “no” for an answer. She nudged him this way and that and whacked him on the head with her paw until he was finally aroused from his deep slumber. To her delight, Mr. Raven finally gave in and played with his sister, Miss Marigold. This is such a heartwarming phase of their development when the puppies begin to interact and play with one another, learning rudimentary social skills. They are also fine-tuning their vocal abilities. If we weren’t certain that the windows were closed, at times we could swear that there was a flock of pigeons in the room.
Since the puppies are very well established, Whitney, who’s been a stellar mom, has been taking some breaks outside of the whelping box for a bit of much-deserved “me time”. The only thing is that she’s enjoying the freedom so much that we sometimes have to drag her back to the whelping box and remind her of her responsibilities. She catches her stride in no time and is back to satisfying her family’s every need.
This week, we introduced the mini-pack to some solid food known as “mush” or “gruel”: a healthy blend of oatmeal, goat’s milk, honey and vitamins. The gang got off to a slow start, but priming their mouths with a finger-full of this sweet temptation generally does the trick. Before long everyone was smacking their lips and looking for more. Since there’s on in every crowd, Mr. Zinc was the first to actually walk into the bowl. The trio of Mr. Buff, Mr. Sapphire and Mr. Zinc lined up across one end of the bowl like power eaters at a hot dog eating competition. Miss Jade was content to lick leftovers off everyone’s face, while Miss Crimson was still a little bit too sleepy to have her dinner. By the end of their second installment of gruel, they enjoyed it so much that some even fell asleep right in the bowl.
After Whitney’s initial reluctance to move out of the bedroom into a space of her own last week, we finally managed to sway her and move the group into the nice, bright surroundings of the living room. At the same time, the extension was added to the whelping box providing Whitney and her crew some much needed space; something akin to graduating from a single bed to a king sized one. The room even boasts a sofa that Whitney can get some of her beauty sleep on.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another electrifying installment of “Puppy Tales”.
Jazz and Whitney Puppies - Week Three