Thursday, May 10, 2012

5/10/2012 Update and Pics

Good afternoon. The pups are now 2 weeks and 2 days old and I have a number of things to report. As of today all of the pups have their eyes open to some degree. With the opening of their eyes, we will now introduce lots of stimuli to get them acclimated to the world. Various noise sources as well as textures, mirrors and moving surfaces will now be introduced. The objective is to make them comfortable with all sorts of sounds, textures and movement.

They all continue to develop by leaps and bounds. They have discovered their voices and now do various versions of barks, yelps and growls. They are up on 4 feet moving around the whelping box and will soon have it doubled in size to allow them more room to use their extended mobility. This weekend, weather permitting, they will be taken outside to motor around the grass. Following is a link to a current chart showing that they all weigh over 3 pounds:

Mark has inspected them all closely at this point and the only one showing copper is the Red Male (4). He has copper on both front and back legs. The others all appear to be Bi Colored. Of course all have blue eyes which will change to their final color over the next several weeks. 

Here are a couple of pictures taken this morning - during and after breakfast:

Can you believe they're starting to look like real dogs?

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