DAY # 47 – Happy Easter

The Sexy Beasts are taking a wee little rest right now so I can do house chores, office work, laundry, and write for a few minutes. The full moon and growing pains had us up every hour on the hour last night. They are definitely like their Mama in that regard. When she was a…

DAY #44 – reaching out into the bigger world

I had it all done for all eight dogs before 7:30am – cleaned up, changed potty pads, pottied adult dogs outside, did a raw grind for 24 adult dog meals, did a raw grind for the puppies, fed everyone, cleaned up again, played and snuggled with everyone, and then the real day began. Car rides,…

Day #42 – 6 weeks old!

The days of lots of sleep, teetering about, snuggling for hours is gone. For now anyway. The Sexy Beasts are 6 weeks old and they want to fly, explore, get out and move, and sink their new teeth into everything. As they should. They are coming up with new games, new inventions, and new rules…

DAY #38 – Outside puppy day

Today was gorgeous, super muddy, but gorgeous. Lots of sunshine and warmth. So I prepared the deck for an afternoon of puppy enrichment and play. We had visitors this afternoon, and teenagers that came over this evening, so also a social type of day. #5, Cusco, a.k.a Prok Chop, is still big, but his sister,…

DAY #37 – busy, busy, busy

We no longer have border collie nuggets. We no longer have multiple Night Circus performances. We no longer have gentle toothless mouths tugging on us. We have full on Sexy Beasts occupying our puppy romper room. They are growing, filling out, becoming super curious about everything, teething like crazy, really playful with us, their Mama,…

Day #24 – field trips and teeth

We have been on the move for the past couple of days. The puppies are getting nice solid balance, and looking to interact with a bit more of their world, day by day. On Wednesday night, way late at night during one of the Night Circus performances, I heard some strange lip smacking noises, more…

Day #22 – Outside Field Trip

Living in an eight month winter state, in the winter, is saying that one pretty much likes wintry like weather. But today, it was a winter day that is kind of a pay off for all of the blustery days you live through. Blue sky, no wind, snow, and enough warmth on our deck that…

DAY #21 – playing with Mama

As soon as they wake up from their napping, there is a yawn, a get up and eliminate, and then play, lots and lots of play. This morning was the first time that Rhumb was actively playing with her puppies. To say this was charming, adorable, and sweetness all over would be an understatement –…

DAY #16

Well the little ones have voices! Last night Rhumb was as surprised as I was to hear – chirping, screams, barks, growls, and coo-ing noises coming from the whelping box. All five puppies are standing and balancing for five or more seconds now, they are starting to interact with each other and play, for seconds…

Day #14 – two weeks on this planet

These little Border Collie chunks have now been on this planet for two weeks. They are nursing, scooting about, standing for nano-seconds, eyes wide open, rolling, flipping, chirping, and now just starting to interact with each other. We still have some all night long performances at the Night Circus, but we are starting to have…