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Storm and Pepper Litter – Week Four

It's all about interacting this week!

 “The Jigsaw Puzzle” 

The pups are spending a great deal of time playing and interacting with their siblings, so we’ll be expanding their living quarters very soon. In the meantime, they have gym memberships thanks to an elaborate play station and numerous plush toys at their disposal. While all of that is certainly fun, one of our favourite things is to watch them sleep. They have the most unique sleeping arrangements from the standard sibling pile where they’re all piled up in a heap to being interlocked in the most elaborate of jigsaw puzzles or Rubik’s cube to synchronized sleeping where they lie front to back, front to back and so on.

To help the puppies continue to bulk up, they had their first raw feeding of hormone and antibiotic-free meat with organic vegetables, pro-biotics, vitamin supplements including vitamin C, bovine colostrum and Puppy Gold for eye and immune system development, goat’s milk and plain yoghurt. With their inaugural bowl, no one needed a second invitation. Mr. By the time it was done, everyone looked like they’d been in a food fight. With this meal plan, dessert is included. That’s what all the puppies wear on their faces, but no worries…..their siblings ensure that they get completely cleaned up.  Pepper keeps the milk bar open 24/7 for top-ups but we’re certain she relishes the break she gets from each puppy’s twenty-eight razor sharp teeth!

The work here never stops. Since the pups are growing so quickly, they need weekly grooming, and everyone enjoys spa day with mani-pedis. Of course, we’re not using colour just yet. And since they’re still kind of messy eaters, everyone gets a post-dinner wipe-down with a warm cloth. How luxurious!

That’s it for now but be sure to join us next week for another enthralling installment of “Puppy Tales”.


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