She knew her window of opportunity was small. The breakfast rush was over and the rest period had begun. Even the guards were drowsy from their morning indulgence. She surveyed the wall for an apparent vulnerability and quietly thrust herself over it. Once on the other side, she paused and listened, her escape thus far undetected. She made her way around the walled enclosure and came upon some steps leading up to a large open area. This was the area the guards were lounging in but they appeared to be fast asleep. She climbed the stairs and made her way through. She was somewhat nervous, pausing for a brief bathroom break before pressing on and assessing the avenues available to her. It was at that moment when a large human appeared, stepped over Whitney, Heidi and Sierra, all fast asleep and oblivious to the goings on and apprehended Miss Kahlua in the foyer. Her freedom was short-lived, but she had to try. She’d heard of Miss Jade from Whitney’s litter, already a legend at eight weeks of age, for her unrivaled four escapes in a single day. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
The week began with the puppies engaging in product testing spill-proof water bowls. They subjected them to tests under various conditions and determined that the bowls can actually be substituted for other toys and used for their amusement. The group concluded that when the bowls are inverted, they’re really not so spill-proof anymore. The puppies’ appetite for discovery and innovation is rivaled only by their appetite for food. They’re eating well, much to Sierra’s chagrin, since there are rarely any left-overs for her. Everyone is gaining well and they all have the waistlines to prove it. Their muzzles are lengthening and are beginning to look a bit more like the adults they will eventually become. Their emotions are becoming apparent too, so they whine to show fear, whimper if they’re hurt and bark when they are excited or want attention.
The gang was able to enjoy a great deal of playtime outside this week and outings with Whitney’s litter were now a regular occurrence. Since most of Whitney’s puppies have already left to go to their forever homes, Mr. Zinc and Mr. Raven are now bunking with Sierra’s mini-pack. With some of the windy conditions we experienced during the week, there was no shortage of little twigs for the pups to munch on or play tug of war with. Their play is becoming a bit more coordinated and adult-like, but they’re still just kids at heart. And that spinning around trying to chase your tail thing never gets old. Toward the end of a long, fun-filled day, the puppies like to get some good night cuddles before they drift off to sleep dreaming of tomorrow’s adventures and it’s as if their gazes are whispering “You’re all I need to get by”.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another riveting installment of “Puppy Tales”.