She managed to accomplish the feat not once, but twice in the same week. And we’re still perplexed as to how she got away with it. Miss Jade has now found at least two means of escape from the whelping box. As we examined the evidence, we suspect that the first time, she launched herself over the opening off an unsuspecting sibling’s body. In another instance, it would appear that she managed to fasten herself to Whitney on her way out of the whelping box and used her mother like a Trojan horse. We’re keeping a close watch on this one.
There’s no shortage of excitement outside. On one particular outing, Miss Crimson and Miss Marigold followed their mom up the five inch step leading to the living room’s exterior door. Since it wasn’t time to go in yet, we summoned Whitney back to the play area to spend some more time with the rest of her pack. Whitney obliged, leaving the two girls alone on the step to contemplate their next move. For an eight inch tall being, the height must have seemed daunting so the two approached the brink with the utmost apprehension. Miss Marigold got too close to the edge and fell off the step into a summersault, landing back on her feet. Miss Crimson promptly followed suit. To our amazement, they both climbed back on the step and repeated the exercise until they both realized they could simply step down. In the meantime, the rest of the pack was racing around hither and thither with no apparent motive. They spontaneously dart across the lawn at top speed, but lacking the necessary balance and coordination to go the distance, the sprint also culminates in a tumble. It’s a good thing puppies at this age are seemingly made of rubber.
Whitney is such a gentle soul – the biggest lapdog of all. As we’re spread out on the lawn to play with the puppies, Whitney likes to take centre stage and sit on our laps. When the puppies aren’t trying to steal a drink from their mom’s milk bar, they circle us and jump up like snapping turtles in an attempt to bite or lick our noses. Of course they miss and tumble over most of the time, but it’s all good spirited fun. One by one, the little minions drift off to sleep, spent from the day’s activities. We then have to carry them back to their beds to allow them to rest up for the next round of adventures.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.