Friday, April 16, 2010

Three Weeks Old (in Pictures)

The pups turned three-weeks-old this week (Weds. and Thurs.), and all of a sudden they're PUPPIES! 

  • They can see a bit better now (but not well yet).
  • Their eyes are still blue, but we're seeing some edges of color.
  • They're reacting now to sounds (means their ears are opening).  They can't follow a sound yet or figure out where it came from, but they can hear it.
  • They're vocalizations are less random and more intentional (a bark is a bark; a whine is a whine, etc...). 
  • They have TEETH (razor-sharp little baby teeth... poor Kenya)
  • They've discovered each other, but are still learning about each other.
  • They're nursing more effectively and less often.
  • They can tell the difference between Momma Kenya and people! 
  • They're getting more socialization time 1:1 (away from the pack) with people.
  • They LIKE people. :)
  • The LOVE Momma Kenya (the milk machine). 
  • The LOVE the puppy pile almost as much as they love Kenya.
  • They're licking and lapping.  
  • They're climbing and exploring.
And they're making us giggle and giggle and giggle and giggle. Sweet silly puppies.

Here's a photo summary of the past few days:

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Bern Williams

'Til next time,


Cindy Del Vecchio said...

Totally, totally adorable! Thanks for the pictures (I wouldn't have harassed you if I'd known you'd had such a rough week!).

JuliaR said...

Oh. My. Love.
They are like real dogs now!

scargosun said...

You are so right! All of a sudden they are puppies! So beautiful! Love the pic with Kenya and the puppies around her head.

Christine said...

They are looking so adorable!!

Momma Teece said...

Joan - they are so lovely! I am so happy they are all well and glad you have your baby girl to share them with as well! Have a really great weekend!

Shary said...

Guinness and I like the two sitting in the corner of the whelping box 'singing'. Thanks for the updates. We love them.

Kristi said...

They are getting so big and even CUTER if that is possible! I think Kenya looks like such a patient mama in that photo.

Little Red Hen said...

The picture with Kenya is so funny. It's like she's saying: Stop taking pictures and help me out here. I just love how the puppies all pile on top of each other. This has been really interesting.

Mary said...

YEAH for puppies! : ) They bring such joy and happiness to everyone! : ) I wish I could be there to help socialize them. Oh well, guess I'll just have to hug Hope instead.

Kathy said...

They are adorable!

JackDaddy said...

Don't you wish they could stay that way for a while? Although I'm sure the mom will be glad when they aren't! :)