Everyday I try to give them something different and new to play with. So far, they have shown no fear to anything I give to them. They love to climb on stuff. The boys remain fairly laid back. Can't say that about the girls though. :0)
Someone asked me what we feed the pups? This is week 3 and they are VERY excited about their 3 or 4 meals per day. They receive rice cereal with water added, goats milk, and goat yogurt. They digest the goat products wonderfully. They get an occasional egg yolk and a couple of tablespoons of ground organ meat.
Next week when they are 4 weeks of age we will introduce Solid Gold puppy chow into the mixture. By the time they are 5 weeks or so they can free feed on puppy chow.
I just wormed Kilt today. I bet she barely weighs 30# Her fighting weight is 34# The pups will get wormed tonight and have their toenails trimmed for the third time. Normally, around here, I don't worm anyone, anytime, after a year of age, unless I see just cause to do so. No need to...all are healthy. But, with mama and pups, it's almost a necessity. Even if the mother does not have worms, it is likely she is carrying roundworm larvae in her tissues which can be passed to the pups ( that's why lots of pups have worms.) The pups will be wormed at 3 and 5 weeks. I will wait till 6 weeks to vaccinate. I didn't CERF my last litter. I may CERF this litter if I have the time. Buzz is DNA clear and Kilt has a CERF from a few years back. I believe the CERF certifications are good only for a year if I remember correctly.
I'm trying to work EVERY weekend, so I can be home during the week with the pups. That gives Wayne a break. I'll miss a few trials, fun things....but, all's well that ends well. :0)
The "TUFF" girls looking innocent on Trouble's living room couch.