I could not resist beginning today with two happy pictures of puppies with tongues out! Rocky is on the left, and Miracle is on the right.
And, now the updated photos! Be sure to click on each one for more photos of each puppy.
This past week can be summed up with (almost) 2 words - teeth & energy! The puppies are getting their teeth, and it's chew time! Chewing is a dreaded word among new puppy owners. However, chewing is a positive thing. In addition to helping ease teething pain, it also helps keep teeth clean as an adult.
Below are two of our favorite chew products for puppies and adults alike. In the past week, we've introduced the puppies to both of these products, and they love them. Whenever they begin shredding the newspaper in the potty box, I know it's time for more chews and toys. I keep rotating the toys and chews to keep things exciting and fresh. Thus far, these puppies have cooperated very well and left the paper in favor of the new toys and chews.
And, for that energy! Nap time is decreasing (although it's still an important part of the day), and play time is increasing. They spent more time outside this week, mostly in the shade and between thunderstorms. (With all the thunderstorms, these puppies should not be bothered by storms!) We continued to socialize the puppies and give them new positive experiences. They, of course, got to meet many new people as families came to meet them. They also met our kitten and spent more time with our adult dogs. They heard the sounds of a shop vacuum and various voices through audio CDs our children were listening to.
As far as food, they are now eating food softened with warm water. They eat three times a day. After eating, they all go outside for potty and play. They are doing absolutely wonderful with going potty outside and in their potty box. They still occasionally snatch a snack from Jolly, but she's starting to let them know nursing is almost over.
Below are some photos of their week. 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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