It was another big day for the L litter as they had some more filming done, they had some visitors for socialization, and the big event was they had their first day outside in an x-pen, their first real leash walk in the yard and their first time exploring snow outside! They were very tentative at first, but they started getting the hang of it and I brought Sugar out on a leash as an added reward for them to walk around and play with her. I want to make sure that they have this experience this week while the weather is still warm enough so that they aren’t too overwhelmed next week when they leave.
When we came back inside they were pretty exhausted from all of the activity, so they all started to fall asleep. This was our opportunity for some adorable puppy pictures and they were too tired to object!
They handled all of the new experiences well and they didn’t show any signs of prolonged stress, so the day was a great success! They kept their confidence when they got back into their “own world” which is what I was checking for. This litter seems to do a great job in the resilience category which if they continue in that manner will go a long ways in making them great assistance dogs!
Their level of activity during the day continues to increase and I sometimes finding myself wondering if I have enough spare time to disappear and take a nap:) Their teeth have also come in full force, and they have now earned the litter name “Puppy Piranhas”…My hands, toes and arms are getting a beating!!!!!
I’m in awe of their development and no matter how much time I spend with them I’m always amazed that their faces have changed so much in just the last few weeks which you can see with the head shots of them:
With only 5 days left to enjoy these bundles of playful, teething, friendly furballs I will spend every moment I can with them!