|Experiencing the great outdoors!|
“Follow That Milk Truck!”
It was all fun and games during the week when the group was introduced not only to the great outdoors, but a giant playground carpeted with snow. There was no hesitation whatsoever as the puppies scurried off in all directions as though they’d done this a hundred times before. Their mom Bailey was there to chaperone, but also to add to the excitement by playing with the members of her mini-pack. She would frequently tempt them with an offering from the milk bar and dash off with several of them in pursuit. She also demonstrated how to make snow angels, but beyond that the little ones just improvised. They ran, they wrestled, they rolled around and somewhere along the line managed to find some twigs that apparently needed reshaping. A good time was had by all followed by the requisite naptime.
While the pups enjoy playing with one another, they delight in their encounters with their two-legged friends. Sunday was visitor’s day and families came from far and wide for the big event. The whelping box was virtually emptied as each of the pups was whisked off to be planted on someone’s lap. Our guests got their share of licks and nibbles as the puppies engaged in musical laps without the music. One or two the gang even showed off how grown up they’ve become by wandering over to the paper-filled whelping box extension to relieve their bladders. Like any other, this event also culminated in a huge slumber party.
Not only did the puppies have their share of human guests, they also entertained several furry ones. Four month old Hannah frequently tries to breach the wall of the whelping box to get a closer look at the creatures that are even smaller than she is. Our big boy Haydain managed to muscle his way inside in order to steal a chew toy. And Whitney who has profound maternal instincts has been a semi-permanent resident of the living room just to be able to keep an eye on the puppies….and likely to get a break from playing with her daughter Hannah.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.