Sunday, January 25, 2009
Feeding frenzy! Compare the size of the pups now to their earlier pics. They also got new colored elastic "collars" this afternoon.
The pups have had a busy weekend. They received another nail trim and their first worming. Tonight is the last night for BioSensor early neurological stimulation exercises. They also had two groups of visitors and their first taste of solid food. I wasn't sure if the pups were ready for canned food yet, but they took to it right away. They are just getting a very small amount (e.g. 1 tsp) a few times a day, to gradually get their systems used to this new food item. This will help take some of the load off of Hermione and start getting the pups ready for weaning in a few weeks. I have noticed that the pups have been more active, and I even caught Ajay, the walking champ, trying to scale the wall of the puppy pool. Hopefully they will stay contained until next weekend when I plan to move them into the puppy pen. Hermione is ravenous and eating very well. In addition to her 7 1/2 c of high calorie performance dog kibble per day (she gets 3 meals each day), she also gets supplimental high quality protein. Her human family brought her a big container of cooked chicken yesterday, she has been regularily eating hard boiled eggs, and just this afternoon, I cooked up some beef liver for her (donation from another friend). Hermione still looks great.