OK, where does my time go? Why is it that when I have puppies I never seem to have enough time for anything else? Could it be that they are so darned CUTE that it's hard not to sit and watch them when there are other things that need to be done? Could be!
We started weaning last night, not because we had to, but because it's time to get started. Pauli has plenty of milk, but I'd like to be able to send her home when the pups are 6 - 7 weeks. Just makes things easier around here, and Pauli is getting bored. Pups need to interact with adult dogs to learn proper responses, but Argus is more than willing to take over, and I find the boys really enjoy dealing with pups. When Pauli is outdoors in the morning and I am cleaning the puppy box, Argus gets to come down with me and puppy sit. He's just fascinated with puppies and small dogs.
Pups started on goats milk with goats milk yogurt. Tonight they will get the same thing but with an egg yolk added, and on Saturday I'll add freshly ground turkey (from Whole Foods). After a few days of that, and moving from one to two meals, we'll start adding a variety of foods. Just wish that goats milk was not so expensive, but it is much more like bitches milk than cows milk is, so we always use it if we can get it.