Monday, July 6, 2009

4 weeks

The babies are four weeks old today, so I thought it would be appropriate to take some new pictures. All the pups have really neat temperaments so far. They are all very playful and incredibly in tune to me. Every time I walk in the door they run up to the side of the pen barking and jumping... yes, they are talkers. They all seem to listen to me and come running when I talk to them. I have put some noisy toys in the pen and all the babies love them, in fact they love them a little too much. I forgot to take one particular ball out of the pen last night and it woke me up with its animal noises (it moos, and crows like a rooster, and screams like monkeys, among other sounds). Anyway, enough talk. Here are the pictures.
Polo - He is very pretty, but I can't get a good picture of just his face because he is almost too big to hold with one hand and he squirms when he thinks he can get away... little brat.
Polo playing with one of the toys I have hanging on the side of the pen. I like to hang things so the puppies get used to looking above their heads and having something above them. It has turned into stimulation to get them to climb, jump, and tug.
Julie and Picabo playing with the screaming ball
Julie still attacking the screaming ball
Polo always picks big toys. Here he is with the rope, which everyone else chews on and drags around a little... he likes to pick it up and run with it.
Bode taunting his sister with the crab. He picked it up and started running around, jumping on Julie. She deserves it, though, since she always does the same thing with her favorite toy ( a mouse)
Picabo taking stock of the wrestling match before she jumps in. The little green mouse behind her is Julie's favorite toy.