Today marks the first day of the Roadie's Early Neurological Stimulation (aka Biosensor) and Avidog's Early Scent Introduction (ESI) exercises which we will continue to do daily until Day 16. If you've never heard of ESI, please watch the webinar here:
Tonight's scent was freshly ground coffee. It's one of the things I like to smell when I first wake up so I thought it was appropriate for the start of waking up the pups' noses. Overall, the pups were pretty ambivalent about the scent. though we did have a couple of strongly negative reaction an done very positive reaction.
Everyone continues to thrive. Their pigment is starting to coming in nicely and I'm seeing some little dog behaviours which I never noticed before - tail wagging while nursing, stretching and yawning.
Two of the pups surpassed the one pound mark and the others are fast on their heels. Who knew I would be so obsessive about a weight chart? And before some of you answer that!, take a look at what
the engineer came up with! And you think I'm obsessive?
No doubt, the pups are truly entertaining to watch but what I find equally fascinating is the transformation of Bon from high drive, tomboy to calm, relaxed, confident mother. Gayle and Pat have often said that good dams come from good dams and this is truly the case with Bon as she follows in the footsteps of Abbi and Flyer before her.
Enjoy the pics from today!
p.s. In case you were wondering, Bruce survived the first 218 toenail trims, although not without much cursing. That's ok - the pups can't hear yet :-) Should we tell him how many there are to go over the next 8 weeks? Probably not. I think he's already done the math so why rub it in.