Friday, April 5, 2013
5 weeks old
A belated 5 week update. The gang is thriving, making up for their slow start. The pups have been getting lots of outdoor time, and my living room is currently a puppy playland. I have set out tunnels, ramps, boxes, and things that wobble or feel different under foot. The pups are doing a great job keeping a clean puppy pen and toileting outside when giving the opportunity. Outside, I have started taking them on short "walk abouts" to new areas of the yard and it is fun to watch them problem solve. This weekend, they will start receiving visitors. A couple of my co-workers joined me for puppy lunch today. The pups gained approximately 1 1/2 lbs each last week. They are still nursing, although Riley is starting to indicate she is ready to weaning. They are currently getting individual meals of kibble with a small amount of milk. Riley is down to 6 c of food. Puppy weights at 5 weeks of age ranged form 6 lbs 12 oz (Cid) to 5 lbs 13 oz (Gnat). Since then, Cid has become the first 7 pounder and Gnat has finally made it to 6 pounds.