These little babes are growing like crazy. Annie was laying just out of reach outside the whelping box door today and they cried and cried until they figured out how to climb on each other and get out of the box! This marks the beginning of the busy time with puppies in our house!
The cream girl, brown and white boy and Brown girl are the biggest. The dark chocolate boy is the smallest and the tan and white boy is right in the middle. The little cream girl was the first to find her voice. She yips and yips when she's hungry. In fact last night she was yipping away and Annie came into my room and brought me out to see her little wide awake puppy! If you have ever owned a dog then you know what I mean when I say Annie 'brought me out!' Dogs just have a way of 'telling' their people what they want. The other four pups seem to be very similar in temperament. They still spend a lot of time sleeping and eating. This next week they will start potty training with a potty area in their box and at around five weeks they will start going outside to potty with their mama. Even in the cold!
These babies are double the size of their 6 days younger 'cousins' next door. They walk on steady feet and they are starting to play with each other. Their little freckled noses will fill in as they get older. In the mean time we are enjoying snuggly puppies!