Today marks 4 weeks old for Flower, Charlotte, & Sammy! These 3 puppies continue to thrive. We are bottle feeding them 5 times a day. They are all around 1 and half pounds, with Flower slightly ahead of Sammy & Charlotte. In the coming week, we will teach them to lap goat milk from a bowl, We will also begin adding softened food to the goat milk. The end goal being having them completely on dry food by 7 weeks.
We continue to work on paper training with them. Their crate has two areas for them - a clean towel for sleeping and newspaper for potty. They do their business on the newspaper most of the time, but we still keep changing the towel several times day to show them it is a clean spot just for sleeping. In the next week, we will expand their area to include a play area without towels or newspaper.
4 weeks old is also the time we begin deworming the puppies. They received their first dose this morning. This isn't their favorite thing (nor mine), but it keeps them healthy and worm-free before any problems occur.
This is also the time they begin to want to play. Up until now, they were mostly content to snooze between feedings. Now, they want to be out exploring and cuddling. Our children like this age because it means they can play with the puppies! Below are a few snapshots from the week.
And I must end with the pose Charlotte struck for me all on her own today...
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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