This has been a big week for the puppies. They had their first solid food, went outside for the first time, and had a big change when they switched moms...but more on that later in the blog. The pups also have names. I am naming them after Farley Mowat Books. Names have not been assigned yet to specific pups but the names I am choosing from are: Never Cry Wolf, The Snow Walker, The White Canoe, An Arctic Journey, Grey Seas Under, Bay of Spirits, Polar Passion, and Dog Who Wouldn't Be.
Thanks to a wonderful Care Package from Tammy and Judy, who own Moonsong Farwest Leader, my adult dogs also had a great week with new toys
This weekend I am moving to a new house that is quite a bit further from my workplace. I do not trust leaving two moms in the house alone together all day so made the decision to give all the pups to one mom. I will then have a vet tech at a local vet clinic come and feed mom and pups, let mom out, and clean puppy pen during the day and not have to worry about any mom conflicts. Sparkle is a great mom but she is older so I gave all the pups to Faethe. Now that they are on solid food, Faethe does not have to support them all for their full nutritional needs but she can still provide them with comfort and an occasional snack. Sparkle went to stay with a friend until the pups are weaned so she does not get upset not being able to go to her pups.
Faethe easily accepted the extra pups but can't quite figure out why things are so much more crowded! The Chinooks find faethe quite fascinating and had problems switching to her as mom