|Fun times outside this week!|
“The Lap Pool”
It can’t be a coincidence. This week But we had to fish Mr. Bunny, one of the group’s beloved stuffed animals, out of the water bowl yet again. Given the repercussions following last week’s apparent hazing incident, we know that the little ones have surely learned to treat all creatures with the kindness and respect they deserve. But as usual, no one is talking so we can only surmise that Mr. Bunny must really just enjoy swimming.
As we look around the whelping box at the puppies, we’re beginning to wonder if there’s something about the food or the water they’re getting, but several of Heidi’s pups appear as though they’re sporting Afros. We can almost hear disco music playing in the background! Their fashion choices aside, the little ones are all gaining well and looking great. 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, want attention or are ready for dancing. They love entertaining visitors and delight in being cuddled.
Now that the group is accustomed to being outdoors, they’ve been able to enjoy both playtime and picnics in the fresh country air. Their play is becoming a bit more coordinated and adult-like, but of course they’re still just kids at heart. This week, the pups spent much of their time rock climbing. They’ve mastered the skills necessary, not only to climb up, but get themselves back down again, even if that meant vaulting onto the lawn several inches below. On several occasions they were joined by Sierra’s litter with their adopted houseguest Mr. Raven from Whitney’s litter, prior to his departure to British Columbia. The gang all got along famously despite their differences in size. The moms were in a festive mood too, as Whitney, Sierra and Heidi all took their turn providing refreshments to the wee ones irrespective of whose litter they belonged to.
With all the action, it stands to reason that most of the group’s activities culminate in a big snore fest. And as they lie there on their backs, twitching and wondering about their future families and adventures to come, we’re sure that there’s a voice in each puppy’s head saying “all I do is dream of you”.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another riveting installment of “Puppy Tales”.