The puppies really "came alive" this past week. They are becoming very playful and energetic, but still need a good snooze every now & then (as seen above). Don't miss Ranger right in the middle of his sisters sleeping on his back. Taking the above photo woke up one puppy...
And here are the individual photo updates!
We've introduced the puppies to all kinds of new toys from soft stuffed animals to a hard Buffalo Bully stick. (We, along with Jolly & Cooper, highly recommend Life's Abundance bully sticks for helping reduce tarter and maintaining dental health.) Their teeth are coming in, and they are enjoying all the variety of chewing experiences, as well as occasionally declaring war on the newspaper in the potty area. They like to attack it when I put new sheets of paper down, which make such delightful crinkly sounds!
They spent some time outside this week enjoying the beautiful June weather. They are beginning to find their little voices to express their opinions, such as wanting to be fed and wanting to play. One of the first puppies to discover barking was Ranger. We were out in the yard with them, and JJ drove by on his tricycle. Ranger left the pack barking at the new machine in protection of sisters - such a brave little guy! The puppies do not bark very much at all, which I credit to Jolly's VERY quiet demeanor. Cooper as well is not a barker, but Jolly is really not a barker. As a puppy, we wanted her to bark to go out, but she's just quiet, which is uncharacteristic of the breed.
The puppies continue to eat more and more solid food. We still add a bit of goat milk. To give you an idea of the progression - we began with a 1/4 cup of food to 1 cup of milk for a feeding for all of them. Now, we give them a 3/4 cup of food with 1/2 cup of milk per feeding. We feed them 3 times a day. Jolly will occasionally feed them as well, but not very often.
And I will wrap up again with a few snapshots...
Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
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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