We have TEETH! Everyone but Winston has popped their little teeth through their gums, and I expect his to pop through any day now.
We have WALKING! All the pups are quite adept at getting around now. They still stagger quite a bit, but each day their balance and coordination improves. Look out world, here they come!
We have PLAYING! The pups are starting to be quite interactive with each other with lots of slow-motion 'zombie' chewing on each others ears and legs and heads. They are getting more and more interactive and vocal with each other...wagging tails, growling, barking, etc....they're quickly turning into little dogs.
They also are more interactive with us...chewing on hands, shoes, etc., and wagging tails as they do so.
We have REAL FOOD! As you'll see from the pics below, they've begun to eat canned food. All seem to like it, including Winston, who gets some mixed into his milk formula, which makes for really messy, chunky feeding times, but so fun to watch.
We have LITTER BOXES! We've begun putting the pups into their doggy litter trays whenever they wake up, and they are starting to use them like little champs. We've included a few pictures of our whelping kennel set-up below.
Miss Fabienne - napping after a long day.
Jules has found a favorite, comfy perch against the side of the whelping pool. (We actually have broken down the pool in the whelping pen, and are now allowing free movement in the pen as you'll see below.)
Timmy taking a break from watching over pups. He has been especially interested in this litter, and greets them each morning with an enthusiastic play-bow. He can't wait for them to grow up a bit more and be loose in the house to play with.
Winston Wolf, having his sponge feeding - Chunky Style, with canned food mixed into the milk formula.
Esmerelda Villalobos giving us a biiiiigggg stretch.
Marsellus Wallace (top) and Vincent Vega.
Two 'aerial' shots of the whelping pen. We set it up between our couches in the living room.
Fabienne trying some canned food.
"Hmmmm. This is pretty tasty."
Clockwise from top: Vincent Vega, Marsellus Wallace, Esmerelda Villalobos, Fabienne, Jules.
They really chowed down - eating more than half of the can!
Momma Spicy and her pal, Lychee Berry.
Timmy, Bella, and Lychee..."Taking care of puppies is exhausting!"
And finally, another past pup pic update. Here's Stone (HT-Runrig Pauli), from our very first litter, hanging out with Chanel, his greyhound housemate. I love those Halloween eyes!: