Day #24 – peas in a pod, or two

When I got home from work today the puppies were being so playful with each other, their Mama, and me. And then the big crash as to be expected. Two of the puppies crawled into their new beds, and I helped the other ones in because it was just to precious of a moment not…

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 #20 – it’s time to transition

Today we left the neonatal stage, the stage were the puppies are 100% reliant on their mother for food, elimination, warmth, and safety. For me the neonatal stage is like a tender trap, it is so new, so precious, so delicate, and so very very fragile, that it requires the utmost attention and time, but…

DAY #19 – puppy massages

It’s a beautiful snowy Sunday in Montana and the whelping room is toasty warm and filled with cuteness. We have walkers, tail waggers, lickers, and now new players. All five puppies after they get nice and milked up via Mama Rhumb, they fall over in a half drunk stupor and start wrestling, grabbing, chewing, and…

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…

Day #12 – Do you see what I see

I was away and working in our puppy play groups and classes for about 8 hours today while my husband did his Sunday Mr. Mom duties at home. Apparently the puppies decided to do some power growing today, and when I went in to say a quick hello, well I was greeted with bigger chunkier…

Before sleep comes …

I could watch these little puppies all day long. While they sleep pretty much 90% of the day and night, there are sounds, twitches, movements, and nuzzles that pull me in. I want to be there for it all. This crew is eight days old today, they are still blind and deaf, but their olfactory…