Week 3: Day 15-21 I took a LOT of photos this week! If you enjoy popcorn, now is your chance! Now that the puppies can see and hear, you will see lots of different body language and facial expressions. You will see the puppies interacting with each other, and exploring their environment. And you will see their wonderful Momma being very gentle and patient with the puppies' new-found mobility. This is a beautiful litter and they are right on track with their development. I hope you enjoy the show!
Week 4: Day 22 - 28 The puppies are out of the whelping nest and into their larger play area. They are happily exploring the extra space and interacting with the novel items we introduce on daily basis. They are also learning to relax and amuse themselves as we come a go - a useful skill set for a puppy to develop as it transitions to a new home.
Potty training is going well. We have begun to transition from washable pee pads to wood pellets, and the puppies are already making an effort to climb into the litter boxes.
In addition to nursing, the puppies are now eating 3 good sized meals of raw food. Keeva is feeding them less frequently and for shorter periods of time as they gain more calories from their healthy raw food diet.
The most heartwarming parts of this week have been watching the puppies develop their affection for people, and watching them become increasingly playful with each other.
Week 5 - Day 29 - 35
What a week! The puppies are now fully weaned and doing fantastic on their natural raw food diet. They are also doing well with potty training. Most exciting of all, they are now going outside to play (with constant supervision)! This week's photo update documents the puppies going outside AND meeting Keeva's guardian family for the very first time!
Week 6: Day 36 - 42 What a busy week! The focus this week was on enrichment-oriented adventures, visitors, car rides, grooming training, and spending increasing amounts of time alone or in small groups. Family visit via Zoom in lieu of photos this week :)
Week 7: Day 43 - 49 We are such sweet puppies! Here is a glimpse of our week :) It included playtime, several groups of visitors, a trip all the way to Courtenay to see our wonderful vet, temperament testing, and finally - each of us getting a family of our very own!