“The Mother of the Year Award goes to…….”
Of course the winner is Surrey. She’s truly demonstrated her prowess as Supermom. Not only has she continued to nurse her puppies well beyond the “don’t touch me stage”, but she’s become their ultimate playmate. On one occasion, Surrey was outside to look after her personal plumbing needs. Afterward, she returned to the living room door, pushed it open, stole into the whelping box and removed a toy to take outside. Then she beckoned us to bring the puppies outside to play with her! We oblige her whenever possible and when the weather doesn’t cooperate, she catapults herself into the whelping box and plays with her little ones for impossibly long sessions. What a gal!
|Surrey is the ultimate playmate!|
Of course, mom is the young puppies’ first teacher and she frequently held group tutorials. Surrey’s new hobby is to watch for wild turkeys as they enjoy their morning work-outs by walking around the property and bark to chase them away. One day, Surrey had the whole gang in tow as she marched them around the perimeter of the fence line, no doubt training them to be on the lookout for trespassers.
This week, the puppies experienced their first car ride to the friendly veterinarian. The ride there was a wee bit noisy, but despite that, everyone was on their best behaviour at the clinic and passed all of their examinations with flying colours. On the return trip, the group quickly succumbed to the rhythm of the road and had to be pried out of their crates to come back inside the house.
Our last week with the puppies is always rather bittersweet but more so because this bunch is particularly affectionate. As our time with this sweet mini-pack draws to a close, we reflect and cherish every moment we’ve spent with them but find comfort in knowing how much happiness they will bring to their new families. They have given us so many kisses and memories that we’ll treasure always.
So long, little ones. We wish you all the best in your journey, but most of all, we wish you love.
P.S. We’ll be looking for your picture postings on Instagram! #regalgoldensfamilytree