The pups will turn 5 weeks old on Thursday. They are eating 4x per day and are poo and wee machines. I should have asked for paper towels as Christmas presents!
The pups have had visits from Sonia and Bob, Hannah, Karen, Nandy and Sue. It is interesting to see how they react to different people. Each pup changes from day to day; one day one is bolder than the other and on another day one might be less sure than another. So far Pork Chop has the waggiest tail which is a rare quality in my shelties.
The ramp is down on the whelping box all the time now. The pups are pretty good about waking up and toddling down the ramp in order to pee and poo on the newspaper. Sonia and Bob have lent me extra puppy pen panels and the puppy pen is huge this time. It takes up half the living room! They spend much of the time out of the pen in the kitchen and hallway and running through the living room. But at least when they have to be in the pen; they have acres of room to sleep and play.
Here are three pups just woken up and waiting to roll down the ramp.
Do you think they have enough soft toys in their whelping box? You can hardly find Cutie-Pie.
Trying to escape. Hmmmm...... reminiscent of another pup from another litter?
Today the pups had their first trip outdoors. It has been cold here so I haven't had them out yet. Today, although cold, was sunny and the wind has died down. I took the pups out twice for only 5 minutes at a time. They dealt with it fine although after a few minutes started shivering from the cold.
Not a great photo but you get the idea!