Thursday, July 9, 2009
Everything is A-OK!
Sorry it's been a few days since I've posted on the blog. Everything is going well with Risk and the pups, it's just been very busy around here. The pups are growing quickly--most are closing in on 1 1/2 pounds with Miss Raspberry bringing up the rear at just over a pound. They are sleek, solid, round little things. Risk continues to be an amazing mom, very aware of where her pups are and what they need.
We have been doing Biosensor exercises for three days now and have also introduced new scents to them. They had grouse wings the first day and pheasant the second. I've never seen pups do this before but three of them actually grabbed the wings with their mouths. We'll have to see what that means in the future. (I will add that the hardest thing about doing the wings with the pups is keeping their darn mother from grabbing the wings.)
For such an active litter, they are very quiet during the Biosensor exercises. No one fights it and most just relax. Hard to believe since I am holding them upside down :-). They range widely in their reaction to the cold pie plate. The fastest pup was out of the pie plate in 4 seconds and the slowest took 2 1/2 minutes. I promise to get this on video soon.
I've added new video and photos to the Week 1 album. Enjoy!