The puppies are nearly seven weeks old and they received their first shots. This is where my RN training comes in handy. We did the shots here at the house where the pups are most comfortable and where we don't have to worry about diseases that may be lurking in our vet's office. All the puppies did great. In fact most of them didn't even seem to notice! A couple kind of whimpered and then hopped down to roll in the grass. Sweet little guys.
We also had temperament testing done. We were thrilled (though not surprised!) to see that the puppies almost exclusively received 3's and 4's on their tests. The exceptions were with the touch and sound sensitivity and restraint. The touch test involves pinching the webbing between the puppy's toes until they react. The only puppy who even looked to see what was going on was blue. I don't know if that even counts as a reaction! They pretty much all scored 1's for the touch and sound sensitivity. I'm not surprised. Unexpected handling and lots of strange loud noises have been a part of these puppies lives since birth. We can thank our six noisy kids for that!
They also scored almost all 5's in the restraint test. It didn't bother them to be held on their backs. Gray and Green were the most wiggly of the bunch but even that was fairly mild.
They are just getting ready for a growth spurt so we expect to see lots of changes over the next week or two.
In the mean time everyone is lounging around tolerating the 100 degree+ temperatures!