Chica and Clyde's puppies are running, romping and loving life. They live in a raised wooden pen that can be washed and scrubbed throughly. The pen has two houses and many puppy toys. Olivia resides next to this pen and she is the perfect auntie ('half' auntie genetically.) The pups often spend the daytime in one of the other SP "play pens" on the property.
Chica visits periodically, but does not nurse them. She likes to check that they are okay but she isn't over concerned about being near them all the time.
This litter is very food motivated -- which isn't a shocker, considering Clyde "the food fanatic"-- is their father. They come when called, especially when there are biscuits or a dish of food involved. Their daily walks are sometimes abbreviated when one of them thinks "Hey… there might be more food back at the kennel!" Then they all 'high tail' it back to their pen in hopes of finding a random piece of kibble.
We did Past Hasting's 8 week old 'Puppy Puzzle Tests' last week. Each pup is looked at very critically in terms of personality, conformation and overall body structure. Since we don't often sell or give away pups, these tests are simply for our in-house records. It is fun to look back on the tests years later.
Aliy looks at Ernie's body structure (he is a miniature Beemer); Scooby wonders what all the fuss is about as Mickey takes notes.
We also took some 8 week Puppy Portraits. As you can imagine, these kids will change tremendously over the next few months, so we will update the portraits soon. But, here they are:
L to R: Rodney: big loudmouth; Ginger: confident little girl; Scooby: a bit of a bully
L to R: Ernie: real sweetheart; Five: a little sensitive.