Zoe’s Box of Chocolates: Week 7

Zoe's Current Litter (Week 7)

Your puppy is SO perfect and cute and adorable. To every single one of my puppy families… rest assured, I’m an expert. And they’re top of the line cuteness.

I usually have a different “favorite” puppy every couple of days as they grow and go through different phases, but as I was out sitting with them this evening each one of them jumped up in my lap in turn and they were all being sooo sweet. I melted and officially have no favorite this week. Your puppy is perfect.

I know I promised an update tomorrow, but our plans for the day ran on the early side so I thought I’d go ahead and get it out to you tonight. I hope everyone had a lovely day! We celebrated Messiah’s rise from the grave along with some other families we fellowship with, and the 12 and under crowd had a blast with the puppies. They’re so energetic and full of personality now, and kiddos and puppies are perfect for each other.

This week I’ve been super diligent to add buttermilk and coconut oil and other good stuffs to the puppies’ meals. They love it (especially the buttermilk; coconut oil is kind of meh apparently) and it’s helping their digestive tracks get strong and healthy. As tempted as I am to, I’m not going to glaze over the fact that I’m cleaning up more soft stools than I’d like to at this age. I’ve de-wormed them and I know with a little patience and diet tweaking everything will get back to normal soon. We don’t need to be very worried because their personalities and energy levels are at 100%, and they’re eating and drinking regularly. But if anyone wants to pray for firm poopies with me I’d appreciate that. πŸ™‚

Most of you saw the picture I posted a couple of weeks ago of the puppy playpen extending well into my room. The other day I took that same fence and instead of fencing them in, I fenced off my desk area. Everything else in the room is puppy-proof, and it gives them more room to get all that energy out. Puppy zoomies are the cutest thing ever. This is the first time I’ve had a litter down in the basement, and its been SO handy to have more space for everyone and to be at ground level with the yard.

I’m very gradually teaching the puppies to follow me from their outdoor pen down the driveway to the basement door. They’re timid right now, and make it about halfway down the driveway before turning around and heading back for their fenced-in area. Give it another week and they’ll be tearing down the driveway after me. Until then I’m carrying them the rest of the way in a laundry basket.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. April’s here: three more weeks until pickup!

4 thoughts on “Zoe’s Box of Chocolates: Week 7”

  1. Hi! I love this!! So excited for the 3 week count down and sending prayers for firmer stool.
    Question- how are they doing learning to potty on potty pads?
    Can you also send a list of food and added supplements so I purchase the right items.?
    πŸ₯°πŸ₯°. Can’t wait to bring Oliver home! We are so ready. Thank you for all your love for each of them.

    1. They are about 75% trained to the potty pads at this point. At night I close their pen up so the pads are their only option, and during playtime I’m pleasantly surprised at how many times they’ll run to the mats. Not every time though. πŸ˜‰
      I’ll text you a pic of what they’re eating in a second. I think you’ll recognize it. πŸ™‚

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