Week 3: Pup Update.

13/11/2011 at 22:11 2 comments

Another huge week for the Belatarr babies – and for Phoenix too whose 3rd Birthday was on Friday!

With appetites growing daily and Phoenix down to just 5 functional teats, we started the process of weaning at 16 days of age, when the puppies still had only limited vision.

As with teaching any new babies to feed, much mess and general hilarity ensued, but all learned to lap on their first day of trying, and by day 20 they had progressed from their starter mousse (which looks and even smells just like Brussels Paté…though no, we haven’t tried it on toast as yet) to their first raw food – the same as the adult dogs get, but puréed for ease of digestion and blended 50/50 with the mousse.

Now, at 3 weeks of age, they are all feeding with what’s best described as frenzied enthusiasm, with Phoenix popping in to top them up with milk every 4 or 5 hours.


Mr. Grey.

Mr. Indigo.

Mr. Green.

Mr. Red & White.

Mr. Red & Blue (he was very sleepy for this pic!)

Mr. Blue.

Mr. Brown.

Mr. Red.

Mr. Black.


Miss Orange.

Miss White.

Miss Yellow.

Entry filed under: Belatarr, Cavalcade of Whimsy, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, Observations, Phoenix, Puppies, raw diet. Tags: , , , , , , .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon Bickley  |  14/11/2011 at 06:53

    Gorgeous pups. I look forward to your Sunday updates as much as Downton Abbey. They all look so cute. Hope everything is going ok with you and you’re getting your sleep now. Are we allowed to pick favourites yet. Mine are Mr Brown and Mr Blue. It’s those wide helpless eyes! Great job.

    • 2. Phoenix  |  20/11/2011 at 18:36

      Hi Sharon, they are quite a bunch of cuties, aren’t they! It’s hard not to pick favourites, too, although they’re changing so rapidly virtually every day, and it’s fascinating to watch them develop – still too young and floppy to stack up though! See you soon. Tim


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