Nina’s puppies have had an exciting week with lots of time spent exploring the great outdoors. The rainy days have been minimal for a change so the pups had lots of opportunity to spend time in their puppy play area up on the deck as well as down romping through the grass and gardens. They also have full reign of the sunroom now that Sparkle’s puppies have all left for their new homes, as well as time in the kitchen – so they have lots to keep them occupied and every day holds new sights and sounds for each of them.
Today was actually quite warm so the pups seemed to prefer either laying in the shade of our big birch tree or finding a cool place on the kitchen tiles to lay. Not much snuggling with each other in weather like this.
The pups are all weighing between 7 and 8 pounds and are enjoying the transition from puppy mush to kibble. They still steal a snack or two from Nina every day – so they do not miss a beat when it comes to meals. Nina continues to keep a very close eye on her pups and now that they will be nursing less she will start to interact with them in a different way which includes playing, chasing and correcting (on occasion). The pups have also enjoyed playing with some of our other golden girls this past week — Tia and Ivy in particular have taken the pups under their wing and play with the pups whenever possible.
We will look forward to the week ahead as the pups continue to mature in leaps and bounds and we begin to see their tiny personalities emerge! Hopefully the sunshine will continue so that the pups can maximize their playtime outdoors – which seems to be where they have the most fun!