Puppy Diary Series: Week 3

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Is it just me or is the first day of a new month really exciting? I love to look back on another month accomplished and look forward to another month of surprises. Even in 2020. 😉 Doug finally opened his eyes fully this evening. Just this morning for pictures they were shut tight but he’s fully awake now as of 8 pm. Typical of babies…

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Well, after yesterday’s “the sun is shining and the tank is clean” statement I woke up this morning with a headache that lasted most of the day. Made me slow down and appreciate some good pupper snuggles though!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The puppies are starting to “wobble” according to my little brother. I think it’s a pretty good description of their transportation the last couple of days! Riley even wobbled himself right out of the crate onto the floor and needed help getting back in bed.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Omg the cuteness tho. They’re starting to get excited when I crouch down by the crate, and come wobbling over to the side to see me. Daisy is an attention hog though, and always makes sure she gets petted first!

Saturday, (Shabbat) September 5, 2020

DJ and I snuggled for a long time today. He loves being on his back and is just the sweetest little buddy.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Dianna’s turn to get some one-on one attention. She wasn’t so excited to be on her back and was a little squirmy… but after a few minutes she settled down. We’ll have to work on the belly rubs with her. 😉

Monday, September 7, 2020

My littlest brother rescued a single tiny baby bunny from our farm dogs today. According to the website “wags and wiggles” since her eyes aren’t open yet she’s less than two week old! My first thought when my dad asked me to be in charge of operation Save Bunny was to put her with the puppies and see if Daisy would take care if it. My next immediate thoughts consisted of all the things that were NOT smart about that idea and so instead we went with a box, heat lamp, and a rabbit-specific milk formula. Fun fact: unlike mamma dogs who stay with their puppies as much as possible, wild mamma rabbits only briefly visit their litters at dawn and dusk to nurse and check up on them. So she’s low-maintenance in that sense, and I have high hopes for her chances of survival. We’ll see…

Daisy’s puppies look SO big in comparison to the tiny baby bunny. They’re so plump (I’m looking at you, Doug) that when I lay them on their back it takes quite a while for them to find their feet again. Daisy’s doing an incredible job as mamma. In about a week they’ll be ready for their first solid meal, which is one of my favorite milestones!

(Note to my puppy families… Check your puppy picture folders. I added a bunch from this morning!)


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