Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Category: Pets and Animals
Daisy's pups are growing like weeds. This morning was their first real "awareness" day where they are getting pretty good at wobbling around, they are recognizing littermates as something more than a source of warmth (started playing with each other this morning), and they were nosing around the boundaries of the bolster on their bed, wondering what was in the world beyond. Not to mention the fine art of eliminating on their own - time to set up half the whelping area as a puppy pad! Not all of their ears are opened yet, and we have introduced food to them, but Daisy is keeping them so well fed that they would rather sleep than eat the gourmet meal I prepared for them. She must be timing their meals just before I walk in the door from work!
Ellie's are quiet and reserved, but starting to sound off a little more. They are getting more mobile, but still spending their time eating or sleeping. Their slight stress stimulus exercises are generating lots of protests, but these will help them adjust to the world around them that much better. I am amazed at how well Ellie is doing with her pups. Of course, four is a much easier number to handle, anyway.
We have more pictures to share, but we've had problems with our internet at home for almost a week now. We've had phone lines replaced, technicians out, multiple calls in for help. It has degenerated to the point where now we need a new high speed modem and network card. But someday soon we hope to be able to get a decent update to the web page for you all!