Puppy Portraits: Week 3

15/08/2013 at 07:26 Leave a comment

The Boys

Mr Black.

Mr Black.

Mr Blue.

Mr Blue.

Mr Bronze.

Mr Bronze.

Mr Green.

Mr Green.

Mr Red.

Mr Red.

The Girls

Miss Fawn.

Miss Fawn.

Miss Lime.

Miss Lime.

Miss Orange.

Miss Orange.

Miss Pink.

Miss Pink.

Miss Purple.

Miss Purple.

Miss White.

Miss White.

Miss Yellow.

Miss Yellow.

Probably the busiest week of all for the pups. With eyes and ears now wide open and fully functional the pups have started to explore and investigate their environment, and one another, with increasing curiosity and an ever increasing range of vocalizations too!

At the same time appetites are growing exponentially and so we started the process of weaning on Sunday, when the pups were 19 days old. This was 3 days older than with our previous litter and that extra bit of maturity meant that the process of lapping (which is obviously a very different skill set from that required for suckling) seemed to come much more easily to these babies. Still, as with any babies, progress was initially slow and messy, with each pup being taught individually twice a day whilst Phoenix took care of their main food intake.

By Day 23, though, their lapping skills had increased sufficiently to try the pups out on their multi-stall “WeanaFeeda“, which they took to with huge enthusiasm. So now, after another day or so of their  starter mousse, we’ll start to blend in their raw food diet and by next week they should be happily tucking into a pureed version of the same diet that their parents and big brother already enjoy.

Miss Fawn winding down.

Miss Fawn winding down.

Can I eat this?

Can I eat this?

Mr Black.

Mr Black.

Mum comes to sort everyone out. Mr Bronze discovers that he can climb...

Mum comes to sort everyone out., meanwhile Mr Bronze discovers that he can climb…

Mr Green looks thoughtful.

Mr Green looks thoughtful.

Miss Fawn winding further down.

Miss Fawn winding further down.

Everyone on the go.

Everyone on the go.

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