They are eating well...four meals a day at the moment. We are kind of getting into a routine, but it's still a bit hit and miss. Early morning around 5am, which means that the 4 big dogs together with Monty and Tommy also demand to be fed at the same time. It takes a bit of juggling, I can tell you! Then they eat again around 10am, 4pm along with the other dogs, and finally around 10 or 11pm, and with a bit of luck we manage to get some sleep until it all starts again at 5am the next day.
They have a basket with blankets inside the kennel where they sleep, and newspaper for going to the toilet, but apart from the odd accident, they are actually letting me know when they want to come out to go to do their business. Amazing considering they are only 4 and a half weeks old. Mr A has made some little wooden steps for them to climb in and out of the kennel, but they are growing quite quickly so I doubt these will be needed for much longer.
They had flea spray from the vet, which didn't seem to stop them scratching, and then one of my friends, David, mentioned using lemon. I cut some lemons in half and rubbed them into their fur, and they hardly scratch at all now, and it smells a lot nicer than flea spray. Good tip...thankyou David.
The 4 big dogs, from behind the fence at the back of the house, watch the pups moving about, quite bemused at their antics. They have all been introduced, but I'm keeping them apart for the time being while they are so tiny, to avoid one of the big dogs treading on them. But they do sniff each other through the fence. Megan started out being quite protective, but then decided it was boring, so went off to the dog area with the others. Tommy ignores them completely. Monty, on the other hand, seems to have become a surrogate father. He watches them, licks their faces, and lets them jump all over him. He's such a lovable boy.
All in all, I'm pretty pleased at their progress.
|Chas and Melek|
|Monty and Melek|
|Monty and Dave|
|Monty with Melek and Dave|