walking --although a bit shakily! They sit up like 'real' dogs for a short time before they keel over on their sides.
Eyes are starting to open in the corners and ears should be opening as well. Once the ears are open there will be no escaping their notice! They can tell when Ashley is close by. It's quite hysterical as sometimes when they are sleeping, she will tiptoe into the whelping box and quietly lay on the opposite side from the pups. It doesn't take long until they wake up and turn into little heat seeking missiles.
The biggest of the pups (the big tri girl) is up to about 2 lbs 11 ounces. The smallest tri girl is steadily gaining each day and is now up to about 2 lbs.
It's funny to see them turning into dogs right before my eyes. Later this next week, I'll be introducing them to regular food. At first they won't each much, but will smear it everywhere I'm sure. Soon though they'll be digging in. Six short weeks to weaning.
Helen is coming for first evaluation this next weekend. Eye checks will be April 26 and will finalize decisions. A couple of the puppies are spoken for, if it all works out that way. Helen will get first pick of the puppies.
And here are week two puppy pictures!
I struggle on with the hard business of loving on these little scraps of fur and attitude!
(Coming soon--week three and suddenly we have walking, 'talking' little collies!)