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Litter Born 27/04/2010

Sire:  Champion Shetlo Dream Lover "Arran"
Dam: Tachnamadra Timeless Gift  "Sally" 

3 weeks old

Sally's babies continue to thrive and are now reacting to sounds and responding to my voice.  I have started to wean them and they have already enjoyed their scrambled eggs and cottage cheese, minced raw steak, soaked puppy food and goats milk.  Mum is gradually spending less time with them and is more interested in eating their left-overs, but they will continue to feed from her for the next couple of weeks.  As can be seen from the photos, they are becoming more mobile and beginning to lift themselves up onto their feet.  They are also beginning to initiate play by pawing and mouthing each other, hence the area of their whelping box has  been extended to allow them more room to move around  while still keeping them safe.

First meal of scrambled eggs with cottage cheese!
Left to right:  Dog, Bitch No.2 and bitch No.1

Sally arrives to clean up the leftovers while her babies take the opportunity to feed from her

Sally check her babies to make sure that all is well

Afternoon siesta following a good meal

Bitch No.1

Bitch No.1

Bitch No.1

Bitch No. 2

Bitch No.2

Bitch No.2

Dog

Dog

Dog

The two girls introduce themselves to each other while the dog looks on

The two girls learning to play

Left to right: Bitch No. 2, bitch No.1 and dog

Settling down to sleep - left to right: Bitch No. 2, dog and bitch No.1

Sweet dreams!

4 weeks

 

Tachnanadra Timeless Gift