The pups spent most of their day in the garden, either in their large puppy pen or running loose under supervision. It was interesting watching them grow in confidence, to begin with, when released from the pen, they would stay close to it, playing in the flowerbeds just behind it, then as their confidence grew, they began to explore further afield, particularly liking to play right under some very large conifers and then getting really brave and disappearing completely :-) I'm afraid they all learnt to dig whilst they were here ..... but they had so much fun!
Whilst they were here, the pups were mainly fed on Natural Instinct raw meat, along with a meal a day of Arden Grange kibble. They also tried scrambled egg, pilchards, raw white fish, rice pudding, raw lamb and rabbit. They all loved their food & really tucked in, as their weight table can testify! They also each spent time wearing cat collars, before leaving here wearing an ADAPTIL collar that releases calming pheromones over the next four weeks.
The pups went to the vets twice - the first time was quite a long drive to West Byfleet to have their eyes tested by BVA Panellist, Jeff Yellowley. I am delighted to say that all puppies passed with flying colours. Their second trip to the vet was to be checked over prior to leaving for their new homes and again, all healthy - perfect scissor bites, no hernias felt & both boys had both testicles (now fully descended - yippee!).
Of course what we've all been dying to know is - who is the Daddy? Well after an agonising five week wait, I finally learnt that Salo had sired Magnum, Mini Milk, Choc Ice, Sorbet and Calippo. A week later I finally got the result for Twister - he is an Ice Baby! Woohoo! I'm still waiting for blood test results on Mivvi - the suspense is agonising!
A week ago I visited both Mivvi (now called Enni) and Choc Ice (now called Kali) and managed to grab some cuddles, do some training & get some pics :-)
So, what am I going to be doing with myself now that they've gone?
I wonder..... ;-)