And no pictures to prove it. . . The last few evenings have been filled with a retirement dinner for a friend and a fish club meeting, so I have not been able to just sit in the box with the pups and admire them. That comes tonight, along with a few new pictures. I stop each time I go by to speak with and cuddle each puppy, but it's not the same as being able to climb in the box with them. Oh my gosh these are cute puppies!
On Monday the pups will be 21 days old, my very favorite day. That's when they will start greeting me with wagging tails and will also start trying to keep their bed clean. This weekend I'll change their box from a carpet with two throw rugs, to newspapers and just one throw rug for sleeping. The pups will quickly catch on to crawling off the rug to pee on the papers. It always amazes me how strong that instinct is, and how certainly behaviors occur on very specific days. In another week I will take the panel out of the front of their box to allow the pups access to the entire puppy pen, and they will begin exiting the box to pee. It will take them awhile to all catch on to that and do it consistently, but it will happen right on schedule.