The pups have grown too big for their whelping box and have moved into the wading pool as their new nest. We put a fence around it to convince Sugar that I’d rather not be woken up at 5am. I guess she thinks that if she is up, I should be too. Maybe she just wants some company who appreciates watching the sweet babies as much as she does.
Albie also loves watching the babies. He has been completely fascinated by every litter, and spends a lot of time up on the back of the recliner with a bird’s eye view into their nest.
But as soon as the little guys get playful and want to wrestle him, he keeps his distance and stays up on the back of the chair so they can’t reach him.
Today is their 2nd week birthday, and all eyes are open.
I love their befuddled looks when they are trying to figure out just what is going on and who is holding them.
They have also had some experiments in trying to bark.
I just heard one a few minutes ago that was definitely a real, live bark- not a squeak.
There is a lot of squeaking, the sound effects are pretty dang cute.
Tomorrow, they get their first worming. And I’m going to trim up their sharp nails too. Sugar should appreciate that.
If I can, I’ll make a video of the nail cutting. I try to post videos regularly on Instagram at Cottage Doodles.
Check out the videos if you want to hear just how cute the little squeaks are.