DAY #58 – because it all happens so quickly

Okay time is going by way to quickly. We are just hitting our stride with a good routine, and the puppies are coming into their own and seem to live by the postal service creed “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers Sexy Beasts from the swift completion of their…

DAY #57 – Rainy Day

We are on a natural weaning course right now. Rhumb is engaging the pups in more and more play, and they are looking to their Mama for more and more play, but I think when Rhumb becomes milk full, she really wants to nurse them to relieve that pressure. For example, none of the pups…

DAY #56 – FULL MUDDY YARD DAY!

Well it was time, I unlocked the patio gates and off they went. These little Sexy Beasts were ready for the yard, and all it has to offer, and then some. Running, dirt eating, grass grazing, more running, and then the ultimate pirate booty, Story’s old cow bone. They found that bone and their day…

DAY #55 – The Puppy Den of Iniquity

We have growls, barks, moos, garoos, mounting, stand overs, chasing, rolling, mouthing, cleaning each others genitals, carcass eating, tug, and some super satiated puppies. Every day they are trying out their new canine skills, what works and what doesn’t, and between each other and Mama Rhumb, they are developing some pretty cool social skills, puppy…

DAY #53 – stairs and fish ladders

Today was ‘introduce stairs’ day. The weather was not cooperating with my plans this morning. But it did give us some time to think about how we wanted to introduce the outside stairs to the puppies, that would give them an additional area to romp in during the day. We fenced in the side railings,…

Day #52 – turkey necks, new toys, new crate

Everyone woke up hungry, and with good cause. Every single paw in the puppy romper room was two sizes bigger than when they went to sleep last night. And this means that they now need to grow into these new size paws, so I am thinking this is a big growing week. We have barkers,…

DAY #51 – Boxes, Mama Tug, and the First Fear Stage

We have had such a fun and interactive morning and it isn’t even 9am yet. Rainy, a bit warmer than it has been, lots of play, and hungry, hungry puppies. We added some new challenges in the romper room this morning, and while last night it was all too much, this morning it was well…

Day #50 – Fun with frozen raw fish day!

A holiday you say? Why yes, it is National Fun with Frozen Raw Fish Day! Or it is to my Sexy Beasts at the very least. Today, as in right now, when you enter my house, there is a faint harbor, back bay, baby seal scent. Delicate, but it’s there. And the occasional sparkly scale….

Day #49 – WOOP!

It was a busy morning of cleaning, playing, snuggling, and cleaning some more. Rhumb is looking healthier and healthier which tells me she may not be producing as much milk, even though she still wants her pups to nurse, and nurse they do but not for very long any more. She is engaging the puppies…