Saturday, November 29, 2008
This is a cat toy the puppies love. They all ran up to is and checked it out. Most went in and Red decided the tail was her favorite part. The puppies are given different toys daily to let them investigate. Toys are also rotated so that the same toys are not in with them daily. They have taken excursions out of their pen and are separated from each other. The top is now on the kennel and they venture in and out. They are all around 10 pounds.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Who could have so much fun with containers? Today they got a huge cereal box with some went in and explored. They played with a cottage cheese container. They are eager to find something new. They are getting the litter box down and that is always a relief.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is the gift of hospitality. There have been over 40 people who have come so far - small groups no more than 2 times a day and spaced hours apart they come. The puppies love them. I am always so humbled by this gift of time to these puppies. They are growing and learning. The litter box had some wonderful successes today. Puppies choosing to us it on their own. Yes! They are eating from their food dish now and still nursing. It is so much fun to see them play with the toys.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The visitors keep coming and they numbering in the 30's now. Betsy brought her husband Don and their friends Don and Sue. The pups are growing and developing and showing more interaction. Ms. Red has a crazy idea she likes to sleep in the litter box. We have introduced the bottom of the crate to hopefully interest her in that spot.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The visitors are coming. This is such fun. I don't know who enjoys this more the pups me or the visitors. I get to watch my friend's grandchildren grow as they come to visit each litter and they get to hold puppies and their grandparents watch and cuddle puppies too. Thanks everyone for taking the time out of your days to just spend time with these little pups. This socialization is so important - the men and women and especially the little hands.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Kari, Mary Alice and Mary B. came to visit the pups. Thanks for coming guys. Two of the girls will be going to Kari and Mary Alice. How fun to meet the puppies at such a young age. If you want to visit email me and I will put you on Cheeto's calendar.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Things are changing. We are rid of the pool during the day and the pups are beginning to play and explore. They then are exhausted and just sleep even lying on their backs. Momma Cheeto takes very good care of them. This is the part she enjoy - bringing out the toys.
Monday, November 10, 2008
My whelper helpers are the best. Julie and Anne, my daughters, were there when the pups were born and are my sitters so I can continue to have a life. All the pups are very mellow and have been cuddled and touched. White is very happy to sleep in her arms. Can you believe the size! They are all over 4 lbs.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The puppies have all doubled their birth weight - all well over two pounds. We have switched to collars so they really look like they are grown up. Eyes and ears are still closed but we are expecting changes soon. They basically are eating machines and Momma Cheeto is eating 7 cups a day to provide the milk.