Tuesday, August 7, 2012
4 weeks old
The pups gained approximately 1 1/2 lbs each last week. Olympia continues to be the big pup at 6 lbs 2 oz. Summer is the little girl at 5 lbs 4 oz. Only 4 weeks old, and the pups are running, bouncing, tugging, climbing, sleeping through the night, keeping a clean pen by using their litter box, playing enthusiastically outside, climbing up the front steps, playing loose in the house around the adult dogs, sleeping under my couch, eating kibble from a bowl, and lapping water. I have seen Butterfly and London up on their hind legs looking over the tall half gate. Last Sunday they experienced light rain during one of their morning outings. Today they wore harnesses for the first time, felt a grooming brush, and had their second worming. They have had four nail trims already. We have started rude and invasive handling - massaging their feet, ears, tail, muzzle, cradling them on their backs, etc. Whew, amazing what they have accomplished in such a short time!!