The Glorious Sound of Silence
I woke early this morning so sat down at the computer to catch up on the world since I feel like I’ve been living in a puppy bubble for the past few days. All I could hear was purring, trilling and the sounds of sucking. Lovely! But then it got better – silence! As 12 contented, well-fed puppies and their calm mom snoozed away. Glorious!
Today was a quiet day for the Roadsters or Roadies as Bruce calls them. Eat, Sleep, Get cleaned by mom – Repeat!
Not such a quiet day for Bruce who tackled their nail trimming. I refuse to say the number of nails he trimmed out loud!
Bon seems a little more settled in her role as Mom. She is sleeping more rather than seemingly trying to count them every 10 minutes. She’s still anxious when they get “lost” but if I talk to her a bit, she is more content to let them solve their own problem rather than go retrieve them. She still has a lot of discharge so we’re cleaning her up throughout the day.
On the socialization front, the pups met 3 new people last night. Dice also stuck his head in the door. In classic Dice fashion, he started to charge into the room, stopped dead when he saw Bon and the pups and you could practically see the thought bubble above his head “Huh, that’s weird” before he proceeded to scarf the rest of her dinner. Bon was really great with him. Kind of a “Hey Dice – surprise!” look about her. The cats, however, are not welcome at this time though they sit close to the door, fascinated by the strange sounds.
Bon’s titers came back and Avidog ran the nomographs for us. The pups will be prime for their Distemper/Parvo vaccine at 6 weeks. That will take and should be the only distemper/parvo vaccine they ever need. Isn’t that amazing? And what great timing for you new puppy owners in terms of their socialization after they leave.
Enjoy some pics from today!
Sionag ("Sheena") Black
9/24/2014 10:05:57 am
Love hearing about Bon and the pups. I attended the 2012 June field seminar in Michigan with you and Carol Cassity. I remember Bonny well! I was the one who got the brown boy (now Jive) out of the Goose/Scoop litter. We are having so much fun, especially in the field!
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