Another Puppy Party last night, and the pups had such a good time. Now they are bored - no longer satisfied to amuse themselves in their basement pen. Sorry guys, I can't take you out to play in the morning or I would NEVER get to work! You'll have to wait until this evening.
When I go down to clean their pen, they try to climb up my ankles and beg to be picked up. Who could resist? I pick each one up, call it by name and hold it up to my face for a kiss. They are all into kissing now. Today they will get three meals in addition to whatever Holly has for them. She'd rather not be bothered, but will continue to spent the night in the basement, hopefully giving them a midnight snack another week at least.
Holly is extremely bored with the pups and would rather be upstairs, preferably sitting on the sofa with Ron, or unfortunately getting into mischief. She really wants more exercise, but her exercise is limited to leash walks for now and we have to keep them relatively short so she does not get frostbitten nipples! Her real owner Jana is coming to visit over New Years, but it will probably be too soon to send Holly home. I don't want to ship a bitch who is still nursing, if she is, and the Holidays are not a good time for dogs to travel. So she'll probably have to put up with us for a bit longer.
This weekend the pups will come up to visit the family room for the first time which is always an interesting time. I'll have lots of paper towels and spray cleaner available! The adults will be crated at first so no one gets stepped on. When they are tired, I'll put the pups in their new pen which will be set up in the family room, and let the adults out for a visit. Only Argus has been allowed down to see the pups, and Josie who loves all puppies is so eager. It will be interesting to see what Fernly thinks. Watson used to love pups, but thinks that senior dogs should be exempt from dealing with them. He'll hop up on the chair and watch from there.