Sunday, January 20, 2013

Roly-Poly Puppies

Leah's little family isn't so little any more! In 12 days they have more than doubled their birth weight, coming in at over two pounds each now. They are round and roly-poly and sturdy.

They are still doing a lot of eating and sleeping and growing. They can crawl around pretty well now, but have not really tried to stand up yet. I love listening to them as much as watching them. They make quite a variety of sounds to be so young, and once in a while there are some little barks and growls.

The puppies haven't outgrown our hearth yet. It's actually quite a nice place to have them. In case you've been wondering, there's no fire in the wood stove! Our heat comes from an outdoor wood furnace and the pretty stove on the hearth is only for emergencies.

Yesterday, the two black and tan little girls opened their eyes! I don't think they are seeing much yet, but it won't be long.

Leah is such a good mama. She is comfortable leaving them for as long as an hour now, glad to get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. Although she is committed, I think she's also bored sometimes, so a break is good for her. She's also eating twice as much as normal, reminding us in the mornings to feed her, since she usually eats just once a day in the evening. By the way, that cut on her leg has healed almost completely now, thank goodness.

Here are a few more pictures to enjoy. Someday it will be hard to believe they were ever this small.


  1. Great pictures... the puppies are adorable! I am glad that all is going well with them!

    1. They're cuties, all right! I'm thankful, too, that we've had no trouble. Being healthy is always a good thing, whether human or canine!


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