Poor Piper. Piper has no love for puppies. She is terrified of them – as the only other female dog in the household, can you blame her? Mona, young single mother, has scared Piper straight. She will remain a blessed virgin until she dies. Frankly, I might too.
The pups are almost 4 weeks old (wow!) They now play for 15 minutes and sleep for 3 hours; repeat ad nauseum . Mona is always begging to get out of the pen for some time away from her brood. She doesn’t do anything except go somewhere far far away and lie down.
But she’s a good mama, and she can’t stay away for long.
It’s too cute for mere words.
Have I mentioned the puppies have teeth? Ouch. No body part is safe, and I leave that to your imagination, but will say some bite marks are difficult to explain.
What does concern me, a bit, is the inappropriate Tweed-and-puppy relationship. Not because Tweed has done anything inappropriate to them (reformed??) but rather because he seems to have taught them something inappropriate. It is normal for not-quite-four-week-old puppies to hump … me? My feet? My arms? How about computer chair legs? Normal? Blech. I did not record that for posterity, as I can’t photograph that and jump up squealing “EEEEWWWW! GROSS!!!” at the same time.
Cookie Uncle had a puppy party at my house while I was off getting frostbite at agility class last night, and he and his friends tell me the original humping puppy was Picasso.
Picasso is NO LONGER MY FAVOURITE!!! Sorry Picasso.
They are even starting to look lascivious.
I like romping rolly polly fuzzy wuzzies, but I like ’em sleeping too. Mostly cuz they are easier to photograph that way.
Marsha nestled against mum
Mike takes a snooze
Mike and some of his difficult-to-tell-apart siblings
But you have to admit they are VERY cute awake as well, especially since it’s so brief.
Another of Mike and his sibling checking out the world outside the pen
Oliver and his brother
You could die, right? Look at the tri colour!
So thanks again for all your generous donations. I still can’t believe how kind you all are. I just don’t understand why no one offered to take all the puppies … they come with cash!!
In 4 more weeks, we will be looking for foster homes for the pups to go to while they recover from their neuters and dewclaw removals, until they go on to their real forever homes. If you’re interested in fostering one of Mona’s famous puppies, please visit our fostering page for more information!
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