Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mango x Marie Puppies: Three Weeks Old

Dear Puppy Diary,

Week three saw many changes in the whelping box. The pup's ears are open and can hear almost everything.  There is a lot of noise in the puppy room these days as they practice using their outside voices with great gusto!

Their eyes are focusing better and they are more able to follow Marie and each others movements, albeit clumsily.  They have begun to wrestle and are mouthing, inviting their sibling to engage in play.....and then they fall asleep.  Ha ha.

I sit in front of the whelping box, softly clap my hands to them and call out to them "pup, pup, pup" which has elicited a response much to my delight.    They sit and stare in my direction and then waddle over to the noise and we greet each other which is just darling.

This week I introduced a puppy pad to the one side of their whelping box to encourage them to use this to go potty on.  Sweet Potato was the first pup to use the pads with the rest right behind her.  They have taken the 1st step towards house breaking.  Clever puppies!!!

Big changes are about to start when the pups hit their 22-28 day period.  Can't wait!

Until next week,

Susan Luyendyk and Sweet Marie
Frequent updates and photos are posted on our Northrock Barbets Facebook Page if you would like to follow the litter's progress.

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