Kikka meets puppies (aunt Kikka)...
Kikka was introduced to the puppies right at the start of week 5. She was so curious, cute, gentle and playful we had to give her a page by herself with the puppies.
Another special page
We didn't want to put one puppy more in "the lime-light" before the others, but it just so happened that a little "scene" took place, once the puppies were out of the box.
Kikka happened to be very much a part of this little "event" with one puppy, Shoshone, and we have gathered those pictures on another special page.
To see Kikka's and Shoshone's little "adventure" click here.
The first introduction
For some days in week 4 Kikka had been curiously sitting on the opposite side of the fence looking at the puppies eating and playing
One of the last days in the week, Arapahoe noticed her presence and started "pawing" her through the fence and nibbling at her nose.
She would place herself sideways right against the fence, so he could smell and investigate as much of her as possible through the loops, and she was giving lots of kisses, when he was near her face.
Within the day the rest of the puppies "caught on" to Kikka, and she became the most important "toy" when they were out of the box for meals and play.
Time to take the fence down.
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In the kitchen".
Kikka was let in the kitchen with all 5 puppies at once. The first one to notice her was Cheyenne, and she did boldly run up to Kikka and bit her in the nose. Kikka smelled the little girl ever so gently and pushed her over and licked her belly.
In no time the rest of the puppies learned about "auntie Kikka's" presence and she became quite the attraction. Kikka laid down on the floor to show "no danger" and she would smell and lick the puppies as they approached. Very soon she was carefully playing with them by pawing and nipping very gently and playful at them. She even rolled over to make sure no-one got scared of her.
She is now a great big part of everything going on, and she enjoys so much to be with the puppies. The only thing she can't do is to provide milk, which some of the puppies express great dissatisfaction about by growling at her, when they try to get a drink she doesn't have.
At first Maddy was showing Kikka that it was HER puppies, by getting in between, but in less than a minute she obviously changed her mind and walked away, trusting that Kikka would not hurt them at all, and she left Kikka alone with the puppies.
First little bonding
Kikka and Cheyenne figuring each other out.
"What have I done?"
Sioux approching Kikka, wanting part of the fun.
Kikka laid down to meet and to show "no danger".
"Hey little aunt lady, wanna play?"
Cheyenne took to Kikka right away.
"I don't care if you want to or not, I'll play with you anyhow".
"Ok, about time you came around, let's have some fun lady".
"Wow, you are really a lady huh? Well you are kind of cool anyhow.
It seems like Kikka and Cheyenne are sticking together.
"What is the matter with you?"
Arapahoe "checking in"
"Hey, you are missing something here, what are you supposed to be good for?".
Arapahoe and Kikka play
"Ok, I see now, you'remy personal toy is what you are good for.
Shawnee passing by
Shawnee and Kikka meeting; Shawnee moves around so fast, Kikka has a hard time keeping and eye on her.