Monday, September 28, 2009

playtime

Those pups sure are so cute these days, you just want to eat one... joking!

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Here we all are messing around out the back. They are very persistent trying to suckle. Kay says I'm not supposed to allow it as I should be "drying up". Hmmph, try telling them that.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

king of the castle

The pups are having a great time playing on my old trampoline bed. I loved it when I was a pup too.

See Mr Yellow defend the high ground from all comers.

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Starting to look like a real terrier, isn't he?

finally...solid food

The pupsters have finally started chowing down on solid food - and not a moment too soon.
Those sharp little teeth were getting unbearable.

See them try to work out how to eat from a dish.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

puppies on the loose

Well, things are getting lively around here nowadays. The pups are getting so big - they can even climb out of their box in between feeds and come looking for me.

I can hardly keep track of them - they scoot around in seven different directions at once!
And yes, that one seems to have four white paws... I'm sure that's not quite standard Airedale...
They'll be moving outside soon, cause they have well and truly outgrown the whelping box.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

let the games begin

I think the first game an Airedale learns is the classic, bitey face.
Watch three week old puppies practice their technique.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shhhhh, puppies asleep






Look how big they are now - three weeks old today.
Kay says they can start eating solid food soon. Yay!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

puppy update

Well all is much the same in my world as last time I did a post... it's all about feeding those puppies. Luckily, we've moved from two hourly feeds to four hourly.

I can at least get a bit of rest or even a trip to the park in between now.

We all still have to do a couple of middle of the night feeds - Kay and Neil won't stop going on about how tired they are. What about moi?! I have no sympathy - this was all their idea.

Here's a photo of the little guys in action - look at those ears swept back, they are really working to get that milk out fast.

Kay had to cut everybody's toenails the other day - they were so sharp - I could hardly stand it when they started pumping. It's much better now. Phew.

Look how they are nearly filling the basket nowadays - will definitely have to get something bigger soon.

Their eyes are just starting to open.

Won't be long before they are up and into everything.