Dolly's eight Cavapoo pups will be four weeks old tomorrow and today I took a little video of them in action, sorry that I missed catching the play time of the two black pups that start playing just at the end of the video but the battery decided to die at that moment. For the first few weeks I keep the pen where the pups live covered so Dolly has privacy with her pups from the other dogs, as for the first four to six weeks my bitches are happy for humans to be around the pups but do not like other dogs near them so much. This is natural, as another dog could seriously harm pups so young if aggressive and shows how dogs can have more trust in a human than another of their own species. Trusting me with her pups over her own kind shows us just what a special relationship dogs have with humans.
Today I took the pen cover back for a while to see how Dolly felt about her pups being viewed by some of the adult pack and in the video when you see Dolly fix her sight three times and bark a couple times, with me saying her name firmly, she is just warning off Ysobel's attention from the other side of the pen.
Ysobel now just over five weeks pregnant has in the past whelped within days of Dolly and they have reared their other litters together. Ysobel I think does not quite get why Dolly really does not want her attention to her puppies at the moment. Not long now though Ysobel and you will have your own to nurse. Cavaliers are very natural mothers.
Lastly a few photo's taken today of the pups. They are really on fast forward now in development and to think four weeks ago these little bundles could not see, hear or walk but now hear, see, walk, run and cutest of all wag their little tails in response to your voice or touch.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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