Tuesday, May 29, 2007


We've been working on imitating the logo dog. What do you think?


The puppies now have room to run and play on the deck and they are taking full advantage of it. They have discovered their toys and are now not only playing with them but seeking them out. They have also discovered water, both for drinking and playing. As much fun as they are having with the toys and water, most of their entertainment still comes from each other. They are definitely playing rougher and they really know how to use their teeth. I feel like I should tell visitors to wear their snake boots because ankles are fair game to these pups. Here are some pictures from the last few days.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


After dinner tonight the puppies were WILD! They must have known it was a Saturday night and they really went to town playing. Too bad it was so cold outside. They would have had much more fun on the deck tumbling and rolling around. They now have teeth and really know how to use them - on each other, on me, and sometimes even on themselves. Here are some pictures of their big night.

Eventually they tired themselves out . . .

and drifted off to sleep to dream their puppy dreams.


Tiga is spending less and less time in the pen with the puppies. Often when she goes in she stays on the platform and visits from there. This usually creates a ruckus because the puppies see her and want to nurse. I personally think she is staying away from them because they now have teeth and I can attest to how sharp those teeth are. I've got to believe that nursing puppies with teeth cannot be that pleasant.

Which leads me to my next observation. Because she doesn't want to nurse as much, she has chosen an alternative way to feed her litter. She very generously gives them her food - after she has already eaten it. Yes, Tiga is a regurgitator (notice the nice pile of barf to the right of her).

She did this last year with her litter and I was really hoping it was just a fluke. Apparently, this is not the case and it is just her special style of mothering. Now she will probably have to visit all of the neighbors to eat enough food for herself as well as enough to throw up for the puppies.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Yesterday the puppies went outside for the first time. Yes, this time it was for real and it was with Eileen's blessing. We have puppy proofed and boarded up our deck so the puppies are able to run free outside. Yesterday I set up an X-pen so that the space wouldn't seem so overwhelming. Today, I fed them lunch in the X-pen and then let them explore the whole deck. They were a little whiny at first but eventually each and every one of them settled down and became comfortable with their new play area. Being able to feed the puppies outside makes my life soooo much easier. It is a lot easier to hose down the deck then to clean up the pen inside. The puppies are very accommodating, after they eat they are kind enough to do their pooping outside.

I was able to snap a few photos before the storm cut our playtime short.