We have now a new puppy pen, which will allow them to stretch their legs a bit. We had planned on covering the floor only with clean, dust-free sawdust, but one of our friend suggested adding meadow hay on top of the sawdust. It helps train the puppies to pee outside and it seems to be working. They sleep on their bed, and when they need to pee, then get up and move off onto the hay.
Here below, Leo is inspecting this new construction in the kitchen.
Lois and the pups move in and inspect the new pen.
They are comfortable on the bed, safe and secure.
This is the last photo from the whelping box. Happens when mum is going around cleaning up, the puppies sit and drink. Quite funny to see.
It has been really warm, so we let the puppies out in the evening when the sun had gone down a bit. This it their first time on grass. Comme il fait beau nous avons passé un peu de temps dehors avec les chiots dans leur tout nouvel enclos, juste à l’heure du repas !
All the family is caring for these pups – Toute la famille prend soin des chiots – Claire, Sam & Sandrine
Léo would love to be in the pen too, but Loïs doesn ‘t agree yet ! – Léo aimerait aussi être dans l’enclos mais ce n’est pas l’avis de Loïs
Puppies are doing really well. Growth is fine and last night we started them on soaked and mixed puppy crunchies. They love the porridge mix. so now are haveing that as a supliment to mum’s milk. Here are a few pics after they were fed, with mum cleaning up the mess. Since this first try we feed them outside the box to keep the box clean.
Here today we have been feeding them outside the box – a much better idea.
Here is a graph of the pup’s weight so far:
A few photos of puppies at 2 weeks -les chiots à 2 semaines