Friday, August 28, 2020

The Jack and Marie Litter - Week Five

Ongoing Saga of Northrock’s Beach Blanket Bingo Litter – Week Five

Friday August 28, 2020

Dear puppy pen diary,

As soon as the beach bums got the hang of the great outdoors that’s exactly where they have spent a good deal of their time this past week. By Tuesday, Day 32 they had been outside a few times a day enjoying the texture of the deck, graduating to the feel of the grass. Three to four times a day the pups are outside learning about wind in their faces and the feel of dirt beneath their toes, warm sunshine on their faces and the cool shade under the tree.

They met their Adventure Box on Tuesday afternoon. Uncertain at first it did not take them very long to figure out how fun it was to be grabbing the items hanging in their faces or that the clang of the metal wasn’t anything to be worried over.  

Mid-week a ramp was installed over the stairs for easy access to the yard for the pups. It has cleats that run horizontally to give them better grip. It has been very interesting to watch them on their journeys both up and down on that wooden ramp. They sure are getting stronger and much more coordinated as this week rolls along.

Eating 3-4 meals a day now, some of these are being served outside. Their most favourite meal is lunch whether courtesy of mom in their pool or whether being served inside their Adventure Box. After which these little porkers are guaranteed a long afternoon snooze.

Mom Marie is doing beautifully and back to her usual schedule in life. Walks with P!nkie up the hill and goes rock hunting in the creek, she is attentive to the pups when they need her, ever watching them from the deck when they are out on the grass.

P!nkie is having the time of her life and man what a great big sister she is. She loves to play bitey face with them and holds her enthusiasm at bay with magnificent restraint until her zoomies get the better of her. She gets excused from the puppy yard until finished and then is welcomed back into the puppy pen. Just a pupper herself she is the epitome of all that is Barbet. Honest, joyful, gentle and incredibly smart, she is such a fun girl.

Til next week!

Susan, Sweet Marie, P!nkie et al  

These puppies all have special homes waiting for them. If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos. 

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