They are still nursing some, but also starting to eat a lot more solid food. We're beginning to introduce a rotation of diets, to acclimate their digestive tracts to different protein, fat and carb. sources. We've found that this helps them later in life to be able to handle different foods.
They've officially graduated completely out of their puppy pools and into their whelping kennels at both work and home. This group adjusted really well, and are getting ready to explore the next step - our living room and Jen's training studio.
They've already become much more active and awake for longer periods of time. We've caught a couple of great action shots over the last few days. They are beginning to really chew on each other and wrestle around, and are starting to notice and play with toys!
Upson Pratt - snoozin'
Carol Anne & Delbert Grady - face wrestling.
Annie Hathaway at the nom bowl, and a rare pic of Theo awake.
The sleepy corner - Cherry Darling (bottom), Little Rock (left), Ash (upper right)
Little Rock - waking up and saying "Blehblehbleh"
Little Rock chewing her fox toy.
More yawing pics - Becky Driscoll, Ash, and a bit of Wichita.
Puppy Pile from top: Stevie, Wichita, a bit of Becky, and a bit of Starling.
Cherry Darling and her sister Carol Anne - face wrestling.
It's the whippet puppy version of 'thumb wars.'
Becky and Wichita
Annie tackling MacReady. She's ready for NFL tryouts.
Group chew! Upson chewing Carol Anne; Carole Anne chewing Delbert Grady.
Carol Anne and Wichita
Duke Henry the Red
Henry the Red and Bedelia
MacReady tackling Upson Pratt. "Put me in, coach! I'm ready to play!"
Becky climbing all over E. Buzz while he tries to eat.
MacReady and his bone.
Henry the Red and Upson
From left: Henry the Red, Upson, Starling, Wichita
Puppy Explosion! Clockwise from bottom: Carol Anne, Upson, Little Rock (getting her face chewed off by Upson), Delbert Grady, Henry the Red, Stevie, Becky, Starling and Wichita.
Wichita...looking horrified at the amount of wrestling going on in front of her.
From left: Duke Henry the Red, Carol Anne, Little Rock, Upson Pratt.
Meeting at the food bowl: Becky, Delbert, Henry, Stevie. Spread out: Carol Anne, Starling, a bit of Wichita's butt and a bit of E.Buzz.
From the top: Either Becky or Theo, Little Rock (getting squished), E. Buzz (on the left) Ash, Annie, Delbert Grady, and Carol Anne.
Bella's bouncing brindle sisters: Little Rock (top), Bedelia (right), Wichita (middle).