Dora is eating hugely now at 6+ cups of puppy food a day and drinking volumes of water to keep all these puppies happy and growing. She is at the peak of her milk production. Let’s do the math….Dora weighs about 50 pounds. Eight puppies weigh almost 3 pounds each, so that’s almost 24 pounds of rapidly growing puppies she must support with milk made from what she is eating plus her own needs. Yep, we will be starting the kids on “puppy soup” in just a day or two. Just a taste at first….
Walking a bit like drunken sailors, frequently falling over, bumping into each other and making awkward, uncoordinated, yet adorable, attempts to play. They make little bark and growls sounding like there is a tank of helium in there with them. I was too late tonight to get the action on camera, so now they are tired out! They like to pile up. But wait…..there’s somebody who hasn’t settled in with the rest…..