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Howie and Pepper Litter – Week Four

 

It's all about playing this week!

“School is in Session”

Pepper and her crew have moved out of the bedroom and relocated into the living room which is like a V.I.P. room for moms. She has a sofa to stretch out on for her ultimate relaxation while being able to keep a watchful eye and ear on her brood. What’s more, she has a private yard for a little walkabout which her puppies will eventually use as their playground.  The puppies now have numerous plush toys at their disposal and in order to accommodate their rapid growth and increased mobility, we’ve added an extension to the whelping box. This has doubled its size giving the gang lots more room to play in, so they are now able to pick up speed to scramble from end to end. 

The little ones are developing their strength, co-ordination and cognitive skills as well as learning how to engage in an activity with a littermate, even if it’s just bumping heads. They typically congregate in groups ranging in size from two to four taking turns nibbling on one another and play fighting. Since their hunting and chasing instincts are emerging, they practice with their siblings or their plush toys. However, no one is exempt from school time though. During these sessions, the mechanical stuffed toy, Mr. Owl reads to them. We can’t say they’re completely attentive, but they are getting used to a variety of household noises including tv, music, clanging pots and vacuuming.

The gang had their first fresh food feeding of hormone and antibiotic-free meat with organic fruits and vegetables, goat’s milk, pre and probiotics, vitamin C, K9 Puppy Gold - a powerful blend of essential nutrients that target skeletal and muscular formation to aid growth, development and the immune system. The inaugural serving was one of the most unremarkable on record. While others end up covered in food from head to toe, this group was highly focused on the task at hand until the food bowl was squeaky clean. 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! 

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




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