Pups are changing so quickly now, really becoming little dogs. They are out of their pen right now, exploring the front side of the basement on their own. There's nothing they can get in to there, and I want them to be comfortable exploring without me always present. We did the backroom of the basement earlier, but I supervised that as I like to watch how they react to totally new environments. It gives me a clue as to which pups are more cautious and will need a bit more work.
They had their first raw meaty bones today too. Chicken drummies. They removed all the meat and I collected the bones. In a few more days they will start working on the bones too. They'll try chicken necks and chunks of chicken backs. They primarily eat ground meat, goats milk, egg, kefir, and I'll start adding baby food veggies to the mix, but they will soon be getting one meal a day of raw meaty bones. In another week I'll give them an occasional meal of softened Pro Plan Selects Turkey & Barley, a quality kibble that I recommend to kibble feeders. The pups will be able to eat either raw or kibble.
More company this weekend, a trip to the family room, and an introduction to the portable pen that I'll have for them upstairs. New toys, new food, new places to explore. It's a busy time for the puppies.