Yesterday the forecast was rain and as you can see behind me in the photo taken of me with one of the girls from Smudge's litter yesterday morning, they got the forecast right. What a difference 24 hours makes though, as it has been a very pleasant dry sunny day today.
I'm now using this photo as my profile photo for the blog, as like to update it every now and then. I think I look a bit mad dog lady, but the family assure me it's not that noticeable.
The first slideshow are of the pups yesterday at 20 days old.
The second slideshow is from today and the pups now three weeks old. They are now getting really lively when awake. The eyesight is yet to focus and it is funny to watch them walk up to things and sort of look to think, "There is something there," and then to walk into it and confirm there is something there. Eyes start to be able to focus around 28 days old. They are starting to be verbal and the occasional bark is heard now along with the occasional howl as they start to learn how to use their voice.
As promised, collars went on them today. I nipped in to town this morning getting some new little pup collars and put them on, doing a simple collar coordination. Boy in dark brown collars with white hearts on and girls in pink collars, two pink strips and two pink with a brown pattern on them. I put them on and thought they were a bit loose, but I might get away with them, but after a couple hours of finding pups wearing the collars as breast belts, I decided to see what Velcro collars and kitten collars I had. So just to confuse you all, the collars the pups are wearing now are different than the collars in the photos tonight. Give it a week or so and the collars in the photos should fit enough.
I will explain the new colour scheme with the next lot of photos of the pups.
“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
Hello, I am Jane!