Smudge's Cavapoo pups are now 38 days old and at nearly six weeks old are happy and confident to go from their bed and pen area out onto the patio without any coaxing. They are entering the curious stage and want to know what things are about, nothing is now safe from being chewed by them. Pups investigate their world through their mouths. At this age they have needle like baby teeth that surprisingly for their size, you certainly know if they get hold of your ankle, especially if bare.
The video was taken yesterday when Treacle decided to jump into the patio for a play with the pups. As you will notice the patio wall gets a lot of jumping in and out of by the dogs, and this winter due to the wet our home like most in the UK has taken quite a beating and this summer we will hope weather permitting to get a fresh lick of paint around the place.
Look out for Kayla showing how to make an exit from the puppy pen onto the patio, as you will see she seems unfazed by her roly poly. The drop from the side of the ramp on and off the patio is not to high that a pup should hurt themselves. My comments on the video when she does this, is that I think we have all been there when we have tripped or something along that line and carry on like nothings happened hoping no one noticed you nearly breaking your neck and looking a bit of a fool, although I doubt Kayla was concerned by any one seeing her acrobatics , but it is funny how she tumbles and appears to just carry on like that did not just happen.
I nearly edited the last bit of the video out, but the children voted to keep it in, as they watched it and thought it funny. I picked up the pup which is the boy that looks a bit like Little Brian ( so until he is officially named by the family he will go to, I will refer to him as Brian 2). Brian 2, I then kiss and he reciprocated my affection and in the process he also paws my mouth and I also receive at the same time a waft of puppy poo, so my reaction is because I think I have puppy poo on my lip, as although we keep the pups very clean, sometimes they do step in their own doings at this age, turns out it was just the smell lingering on his foot and nothing on my face.
This weekend will see the first two boys being chosen by their families and hopefully being officially named and then I will send photos of the last boy left to the person having the last boy and hopefully they will all then have official names. The last boy will meet his family the weekend after this one.
At around six weeks the pups really come into the maximus cuteness stage and we are starting to get some lovely still captures of them. Little Brian seems to be the camera magnet and a natural in front of the camera, but look out Little Brian because there another Brian in town, looking at tonight's photos, Brian 2 looks like he also knows how to work it. Lol
“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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