Maddy and puppies (week 3b)...
3 weeks old.
The puppies all showed great interest in Maddy's food on Thursday evening. Time to wean.
They all eat the mushy and soaked puppy-food, some more than others, but all get their share. Arapahoe was the first one in Maddy's food, and he's the first one in the puppy food. He is also the last one done.
Shawnee is also a kean eater, and Sioux Stub Butt will come and go to eat, and she scarfs down pretty good, while food is "on". Once Cheyenne and Shoshone get near the food, they will eat as much as they can and leave.
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The puppies 3 weeks old.
Alle the puppies are more awake now. Maddy also leaves the box for longer periods, but she still sleeps in the box most the time.
She has gone back to "work" and enjoy about an hour a day of training very much, it's obvious she missed that.
Everybody gets to eat, when they are hungy, she's still a very responsible mother, and keeps them all clean and neat.
Arapahoe is a steady guy. He is 100% (oops Bill, sorry), 99% on the piddle pads. He even wakes up and goes over there, and goes back to sleep. He plays "rough", when he is awake with Shoshone, and he is discovering things outside of the box, and has tried to climb out once. He seems very calm and collected, and he is definately "big on getting his meals".
Shoshone has been a little "trouble maker" this week. He will not go to sleep as fast as the rest, and he keeps waking up the others, because he just can't quit playing. He has discovered that he has quite a "mean growl", and he uses it a lot. If no response, he will "attack" Maddy, which she pretty much doesn't notice.
Cheyenne is the smallest puppy, but she keeps right up with Shoshone. She is often the one who wakes up, and takes a "tumble" with him. Cheyenne also often puts her head on the edge, and seem to check out the surroundings around the box quite a bit. All together she seems to check out everything, quite an "attentive" little lady already.
Shawnee is also a bundle of energy. She has a growl at least as mean as Shoshone, and she likes to hear herself too. She was the first one to be able to hear, all of a sudden she responded very obviously to a sound of tape being ripped, the others didn't notice. She's very solid on her legs, and she also appears to consider leaving the box every now and then.
Sioux Stub Butt started out this week with a lot of sleeping. Now she's back to "miss activity", and stays awake often, as Shoshone. She can sit and "study" her siblings, just to all of a sudden "attack". She has also picked up the "walks" around in the box again, and is almost as steady on her legs as Shawnee. She seems very mild and calm, yet full of energy.
Arapahoe in Maddy's food
He smelled it, time to test mama's food.
Cheyenne has it down
She makes the piddle pads almost every time.
Shoshone also knows
He finds the piddle pads almost every time too.
Shawnee hiding for a piddle
Could she close the door, she would...
Sioux's creative meal
"I'll just hang on until mom lays down".
Pups' first meal
"Hey guys, check out this stuff!".
Arapahoe 3 weeks old
Now 2 lbs; 2 3/4 oz (985grams).
Cheyenne 3 weeks old
Now 1 lbs; 14 1/2 oz (863grams).
Shoshone 3 weeks old
Now 2 lbs; 2 3/4 oz (985grams).
Shawnee 3 weeks old
Now 1 lbs; 15 5/8 oz (890 grams).
Sioux Stub Butt 3 weeks old
Now 2 lbs; 5 1/4 oz (1050grams).