DAY #28

This was a super fun morning. #7 was standing and rocking back and forth growling and I was wondering what she was doing, and then she lunged a bit forward with a little bark. This was the first bark in the litter, and it surprised #7 as well as everyone else. Shortly after that #2…

DAY #26

The puppies have officially moved to the romper room, 24/7. I thought we would do days in the romper room and nights in the whelping box so Mama Beetz could sleep with them and nurse them, get up and eat and drink, and then go back in, BUT they made it clear that they were…

DAY #23

FOOD DAY! Today was the puppies first day trying food. It is a progression – they are sucklers and nursing. They will then try lapping, and then learn to grab, rip, and swallow. Todays menu was a slurry of three times ground chicken with bone and skin, Sunny’s raw goats milk – on a cutting…

DAY #22

So much fun today. We have orientation to known voices. Puppies trying to focus on eye contact. Psst if you didn’t know, Border Collies love to make eye contact, and eye gaze. Lots more engagement in play. AND in the video at 11:10 – we have our first puppy who is cleaning herself. This is…

DAY #20

We have had a big day. Chores, work, chores, phone calls, paper work, more calls, and the puppies teeth came in today! We have play bows, backing up, growling, hip checks, and I am even getting my nose sucked on now, yummy! I did ever so briefly feel a little tooth in one of their…

DAY #15

Well I was up until 2am doing puppy nails. It didn’t take that long, I just had to wait until they were fully milk drunk so I could handle them without squirming. So I listened to a podcast next to the whelping box, and when they were officially out, one at a time I lifted…