Friday, November 8, 2013

5 Weeks Old Today!

Happy 5 weeks old little Gifts of the Gods Poopies! To celebrate they did not get poop on their bed over night!

Sleeping with Momma
We have spent the week concentrating on pottying outside, stairs, trying to get Kai's weight back up a bit and doing some weaning.  We have lad lots of play time with introduction to things moving under their feet like the sit and spin, upside down sled, and  saucer sled which I will make into a swing when they come back.  They have a new friend Bob (see prior posts).  They've done some climbing on the little slide, running through the tunnel, climbing under and over furniture - yes someone did poop on my sheepskin covered ottoman (!!!!!!!!  Really?!?!?!).  They've had some fun with the electronic toys that light up and make noises and of course they've had big man time with Henry and Drew.  Oh and don't forget the tv that is always on too loud...can you hear me?!?!

Cow milkers with rope are cool toys!
Some adjustments will have to be made to the pen I've made for them since I just saw Athena trying out her teeth on the part of the wall I don't have covered.  I've been trying to really "see" them.  Usually by now i can take collars off of everyone and tell who is who.  Not so with this bunch so I have started to do them in pairs.  Frigg and Athena seemed the most different so I started with them.  Now I've got Luna and Iris which isn't the best idea.  After several hours now they are starting to look more different to me.  It's a good exercise in having my eye learn the individual differences in a short time.  They are all pretty similar so it's going slower than usual.  Mom took some pictures yesterday so that may help some as well.

Gimme that sit and spin!  I'm going for a twirl!
They are at 4 meals a day with 2 - 3 nursings from Kai.  She is as thin as a rail but I think we may be at a turning point with the whole supply and demand side of nursing.  She seems to be starting to produce a little less.
Trying out the bouncy slick sled
I've put several videos from today and yesterday on my youtube site.  I have no idea what is on them so if there is anything offensive let me know so i can take them off.  I usually tune out the tv or anyone yelling in the background when I'm taping :-)

They've had several visitors this week ending tonight with Wendy's nephew and great nephew and tomorrow with Susan and Rhoda.  I'll miss them but look forward to the fun when they get back in two weeks!  They will be completely house trained by then right Rhoda?

Playing with cousin Pix
Right now they are listening to a thunder sound track.  Fall puppies don't get too many summer storms.  They also have tried out noisy children noises and construction sounds though they did experience the real thing on garbage day with the trucks going down the street.  They have had the "joy" of Pixie barking at the squirrels she has missed that are then laughing at her from the trees.

Almost time to eat.  This one should have been a video b/c Frigg is screaming her head off!