Five weeks old today and they are growing fast. They are moving around confidently and can even run about, although they often fall over or crash into each other.
Going outside is becoming more of an adventure and less of a terrifying experience – it won’t be long now before they start helping with the gardening 😉
They have become more playful, with each other and with toys. They are also starting to learn that not all big dogs supply food and that some are not as friendly as others. It is important that they learn to be polite to other dogs at an early age.
Sometimes though, they just need a bit of time with their mummy. They are tucking into plenty of real food, but they still love milk, if they can get it!
Answer: For cuddling and making people happy! What could be nicer than a snuggle with a bundle of fluff? I am so lucky that I know people with children who come round when the pups are at this stage, as it really makes a difference to how well they behave as adult dogs.
This week they have been having a pretty exciting time. They are properly up and about and much more active. They are playing with each other (lots of growling) and having a go with some of their toys.
They have even been outside! They didn’t like it though, it was much too cold, so they huddled together after a few minutes, waiting to be let back in 😉 I think the puppy palace is a bit warm and I need to toughen them up a bit – well maybe later..
Most of the time they still just eat and sleep, being well cared for by Sunny (and me). See you next week!
This week we have started the weaning process and they are certainly enjoying it! It is amazing to watch them grow. They are just beginning to find their way around and to play. They make plenty of noise, squeaking, but also growling and barking! If it ever stops raining they can go outside…
Domini brought Taboo over on Saturday so that he could meet the other owners when they came to see their babies. Sunny was surprisingly fine with him being there and he was intrigued to meet his sons and daughters.
This weekend Chris and I are hoping for a bit of quiet time, but if that is the only time you can come then do ask! Next week is half term and I am hoping we will have plenty of children popping in for cuddles and play – they need that experience.
Well they’re starting to look a bit more like dogs and less like guinea pigs. Their eyes are just beginning to open and they are up on their feet, staggering around, drunk from all that milk they keep guzzling (especially Goblin, he just keeps gobblin’ 😉
The best news is that they all have homes! I am so delighted with my seven prospective families – they are coming to meet their puppies this weekend, so hopefully we shall be all sorted. This means that we can all relax and just enjoy them. We’ve had over 30 people through the house in the first fortnight, many of them staying, so they’ve had lots of interest and cuddles so far. I expect this to continue – visitors are always welcome, just do please contact me first as we may well be booked up already?
Beautiful, brainy Border Collies, bred for better temperament and health