|Nothing like the great outdoors!|
“It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…..”
Business in the yard consisted of a variety of activities and there was lots of it since the weather has been glorious. Throughout the week, as the puppies’ confidence grew, and they became a bit more independent, it now takes little coaxing to get them out of the whelping box and take the three or four bold steps to go outside. Once that challenge was overcome, they embarked on long range expeditions to remote corners of the yard. There was some rock climbing, chewing on sticks or blades of grass and sprints that typically culminated in a tumble. One perpetrator who shall remain unnamed, even contemplated an ill-conceived escape attempt, but for certain – everyone had fun. Of course, mom was always nearby and ever the star attraction as she made her rounds with the milk wagon.
Meanwhile in the whelping box, apart from head butting and tail biting, one of their new favourite pastimes is to work out how to invert the spill-proof water bowl. As things start to wind down, the little ones still love to pile atop one another at naptime like overlapping dominos. When the water bowl has remained undisturbed, some of the girls like to dip their front feet into it and go to sleep that way. That must be a foreshadowing of future spa treatments.
That’s it for now but be sure to join us next week for another regal installment of “Puppy Tales”.