Three Week Old Puppies!

As you can imagine, it’s hard not to spend all day, every day, with the puppies.
Why are puppies so darn cute?

The pups are now living outside in a covered dog pen with a wooden floor. They have a big dog house with a ramp at their disposal. The daytime temperatures have been in the 70’s and even 80’s (warm for us) so, they spend the entire day outside the house. In the evening, I put them inside after they eat. The nighttime temperatures have been in the upper 40‘s or 50‘s.

At three weeks, they are learning to walk and play. They are still nursing, but their first “solid meal” of moist canned puppy food was big hit at 3 weeks old.

Olivia is doing very well and hasn’t lost any body weight. She enjoys her three to four meals a day. The puppy pen is set up so that she can step over a 10 inch barrier and join the eleven youngsters any time she chooses. Likewise, she can escape from them!