The NASCAR litter is two weeks old! The first two weeks with neonate puppies are always the most stressful as they are pretty fragile. So congrats to us for keeping everyone alive!
Only 3 more nights of ESN and ESI and we'll continue with the game bird theme - tonight is pigeon. We continue to do nails every other day and change collars as needed.
All eyes are more or less open now and their hearing should come on line at the end of this week. It takes a few days after their eyes open for them to be able to see with any clarity, and even then they are pretty myopic. Still, nice to see them sorta looking back at you.
We should also see them begin to play with each other and interact with their environment a bit more as they are more often up on all fours and more often walking unsteadily around the whelping box. And they will find their voice this week so we might hear the occasional yips.
Hard to believe this this is the last week they will be in the whelping box as a few days after their third week birthday, we'll move them into a small pen downstairs.