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Storm and Skye Litter – Week Six

Lots of fun times outside!

“The Teasing Game”

The gang is growing steadily and is now getting three meals a day, supplemented by Skye’s still frequent offerings of dessert. 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 dinner. And they seem to be ready for dinner a lot! We are spending time alone with each puppy, playing gently and teaching them to relate one-on-one in a safe, trusting situation. The best part is that we get to repeat the exercise each and every day and this group is particularly affectionate.

From day one, these little guys were totally comfortable with their outdoor surroundings and they’ve since had many opportunities to enjoy the yard. Their first priority is to see if mom is willing to oblige them with a snack. Once that been determined and fulfilled, they immediately rush off to explore the grass, the rockery or munch on fallen twigs. Others use the vastness of the yard to engage in sporting activities with their siblings. Wrestling and jousting are popular sports. It’s funny to watch the puppies run at top speed with no set destination in mind and topple over as they apparently don’t have their sea-legs yet (more like mal de débarquement which is what one experiences when you get off a ship). There were one or two pups eyeing what was beyond the fence and maybe even wondering how to get out. They always circle back to see if mom’s changed her mind about providing more snacks. Skye likes to tease them by rolling onto her back, jumping up and running off once they take the bait. Of course, she does give in every now and again to offer a little swig.

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

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