We got carried away.
Beth, Karla, and I started out with line ups, trying to pet sleepy puppies into oblivion so they could be placed in a row and not wriggle around waking each other up and messing with our design.
First was just the girls.
Then the boys.
And then, ALL of the babies were put in a row. That is an accomplishment.
While this is an entertaining thing to do, it is also very good conditioning for the babies. They need to be handled, and made to feel comfortable by people other than just me. And by doing this, they are learning to be trusting enough to be and cozy and feel safe with humans.
I was pretty pleased with the heart, too.
Afterwards, we tucked them back into their nest and left them to snuggle up on their own.
Karla looked over and noticed they had formed a heart all by themselves!
I said that they are very smart dogs and learned tricks quickly. Plus, they had excellent trainers.