Week 6 to 7
Pups are proper little dogs now. Very independent and super intelligent. They have doors figured out. They follow me if I call – I don’t have to carry them out or in. They go under the deck but are smart enough to come back out they way they went in. When I let them out today and went inside to prepare their food, they went down the driveway and headed towards the pond all by themselves. Mom has finally dried up and no longer nurses. They try to nurse off Marco but he tells them off. The males are all really nice, always at the front of the pack and very vocal. The females are all very similar. There’s Pink [also very vocal]who is in charge of everything and makes sure everyone knows it [although Liver and Orange have taken exception], Orange who is a bit reticent and hanging back for a while but is now solidly in the pack and Light Blue who has a cowlick running the length of her nose – really cute.
here are some videos of pups following me to the pond
With my neighbour’s help, we took individual pictures [some videos]of each pup
Dark Blue [male]
Light Blue [Female]
Week 5 to 6
Pups are going outside, Went swimming for first time. Followed me down the driveway, through heavy cover and into the pond without breaking stride – no whimpering or reticence at water’s edge – just kept going and were swimming.
Pups – week 4 to 5
They are growing rapidly, consuming moist food , no longer nursing – about 2 days after their 4th week anniversary, they outgrew their whelping box and moved into their new play area. Big Blue [dark blue male] and Pink [female ] are the bruisers of the lot. Pink especially delights in mauling other pups until they scream for mercy. Liver is complacent until pushed too far and then retaliates with a vengeance. I will attempt to take more individual pictures in the next few days but am dealing with other things [Cliff is in palliative care at home and the end is near] Pups would welcome visitors now.
Pups – week 3 to 4
They have grown – went from nursing to learning to lap and now greedily chomping down gelatinous food. Of course, they wind up wearing lots of it. Their rapid growth can be seen in these pictures. Big Blue is still the bruiser of the lot. They are now wearing their 3rd set of collars, pooping on their own and interacting with one another.
Videos – nearly 4 weeks
Videos – 3 1/2 weeks
Videos -3 weeks
Pups – Day 16-17
Pups – Days 3-7
It has been rough – Kaos had a very high fever but pups nursing well – some are starting to wobble walk
Males – Dark Blue, Red, Liver
Females – Lt Pink: AKA White, Green, Light Blue, Plum
Pups – Day 1
Kaos’s first litter – July 2015
Pups at 4 days
Pups at 4 weeks
Pups at 6 weeks
Pups with their new owners