Maddy and puppies (week 9a)
8 weeks old and then some...
It is the last week the puppies are with us and they are getting ready to go. They have visited so many places and seen so many people and children and they are ready to go "out there" and see more.
They are more energetic as a group than ever, and everything is one big game, nothing "survives" getting in their way. Their daily trips outside had to be expanded, the house and a limited dog run was "too small" for 5 lively puppies.
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The big yard.
All 5 puppies and Maddy and Kikka have enjoyed the trips outside every day, but the dog run could only do so much for them. The weather cooled down, so energy level went up.
We "puppy secured" the fence and opened up the entire yard to them...it was like an explosion of puppies. They run, run, run and run, as fast and as long as their little legs will carry them. This is for quite a while now, for a Farm Dog puppy, it takes about 2 hours to "take the top off" their energy and settle them down.
Maddy most certainly enjoys playing with all of them outside now, and she's doing her share in adding to the "up-bringing", keeping them in line the best she can.
Just a couple of hours of sleep, and they are ready to go again, and they keep on going and going.
They are practicing all their skills, their noses, their digging skills, their "attack strategies", their speed and their turns. It is like one big agility course to watch them.
In the pictures to the right we have caught some "goofy sits".
This way of sitting in goofy positions is something Maddy is quite known for.
On leash at night.
The puppies tried to walk on a leash last week, and this week we added some darkness and walked them at night. This was a very new experience to all of them, but each of them did quite well, as either Maddy or Kikka accompanied each of them as "lead dog".
They have also each had an individual trip in the bath tub, and were all able to deal with the situtation quite well.
Naturally they all had to roll in the dirt in the back yard shortly after, this is something any real dog has to do after a bath.
We have taken most of this last week's pictures of the puppies outside, as this is where they really all show what they are: Natural, happy and playful little dogs.
Arapahoe aka Jake RUNS
"It just feels so good with all that room".
Cheyenne aka Scout RUNS
"Wonder how I'm going to stop, well, I'll worry about that later".
Shoshone aka Kemosabe RUNS
"Where was I going? Oh who cares, I'll just keep going".
Shawnee aka Panda RUNS
"I'm the fastest, I'm the fastest, I'm the fastest..."
Sioux aka Suzy RUNS
"Look, I can flyyyyyyy".
"Hey, let's dig to China".
"Triple goofy Maddy sit".
"This was when we realized the dog run was too small".
Arapahoe, goofy sit 1
Cheyenne, goofy sit 2
Shoshone, goofy sit 3
Shawnee, goofy sit 4
Sioux, Goofy sit 5