Whatever this orange thing is it is stretchy and is good for a game of tug! And so the first of what might be many socks is discovered and played with.
A Cautious Mother keeps a watchful eye on things. The weather is not so nice today, so the pups exploring time was shorter than we would have liked, but they are still small.
Outside and this time to explore the garden and strange human boy who they found lying on the grass!
We still keep the big square cage set up because of the buzzards and klites who are paying a little too much attention to the little pupsters.
The weather has finally obliged and turned warmer and drier. So today the pups went outside with their mother and had a puppy picnic in the crate in the garden. We have a lot of kites and buzzards here and they often fly low over the garden so the crate is for protection as they are still small pups.
When people and their mother and grandmother are outside they can come out of the crate and explore safely. Below Granny Alice gives some loving advice to our little adventurers.
Well not so much changed as changed how the pups access it. Miss has had enough of lying down and now is standing for them to suckle. they have quite a task and often tumble over.
As the pups have been growing up they have started to try to play together, and with a lot of new toys given to them they have decided the best thing to do is to use them to sleep with or use as pillows!
Below the little fat belly is shown in true flatcoat fashion to the world. Toys are so tiring!
So Many beds and cushions to choose from... How is a mother to choose which is best, most comfortable and nice and cosy for her pups? Miss thinks trying them all out works, after all variety is the spice of life is it not?
The puppies appear to think the puppy food tastes very nice it took them a very short time to eat everything. A few needed help with the last bits and Alice and Miss both enjoyed the cleaning up afterwards.
So innocent.... especially when asleep! They are growing by the hour it seems. They are big pups and are keeping us all on our toes with feeding and cleaning. Sleep seems a bit of a luxury, which we can only aspire to! lol
Sometime over the night of the 9th and 10th Miss Chief decided she could not feed her babies unless they were on her sleeping cushion. So it had to be added to the pen! Eeek!!!
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