Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some of Us are Tired!

Yes, it's only Day 4 and some of us, namely Andy and I, are very tired. The pups, primarily Miss Yellow, were very noisy last night and Risk was antsy today so it's been 36 hours of little sleep around here. Despite our yawns, the pups are doing well, gaining weight and really moving around. Risk is taking great care of them although she is starting to spend more time away from the whelping box. She has joined the other dogs in their daily retrieving and swimming sessions for the last two days and really enjoyed herself.

Risk is also getting a little more comfortable with Dreamer careening into the whelping room. Una and Corey are so polite and respectful while one-year old Dreamer enters the room like Kramer on Seinfeld. "Here I am!" She is intrigued by the pups but isn't allowed too close (by either Risk or me).

Today we start Biosensor exercises on the pups and give them their first pedicure. We add two additional exercises to the traditional Biosensor program: we introduce a novel scent each day and we time them getting off of a cool pie plate. Today's novel scent object is quail wings. I'll videotape the exercises either today or tomorrow and post them for you soon.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Hee hee! Your description of Dreamer cracks me up! Not yet ready for week old puppies!