Their legs are getting long, and their teeth have started to protrude. Actually they are getting quite large, at least 3 times their original weight, but that’s only a guess as they wiggle too much to keep them on the scale. They have had their first nail trim. Their eyes are open, and they seem to stare at things, like people and the writing on the whelping box. They are apparently hearing noises and when our big greys decided to let us know the tree work guys were here, they too stood up and started barking, howling, and just screeching. They seem to be starting to play with each other. They will grab a sibling with their mouth wide open and mouth them, they climb on them and are starting to pounce. All this will lead to more interesting puppy camera experience.
The other big change is that Sarah is not so excited about feeing 7 dogs in the tight whelping box so while I was gone my husband, let her eat laying on the people bed and brought her half the dogs at a time. Now she has her own feeding dog bed outside the whelping box and the people bed is gone. Last night was their first night with no people in the room with them being spied on by the puppy monitor. So far so good!
On the schedule for this week is starting to feed them mushy food. It will probably be a menu of baby rice cereal and goat milk. This ought to be fun to watch but not clean up after. Two of the hounds are much more vocal than the others, they are Tess and Nick both have plenty to say.
Have fun watching the pups from 11am to 1pm and 6 to 8pm CA time at https://www.twitch.tv/grey_save