Live look at Blackacre. These little guys are on the move and have learned that they are even strong enough to climb out!
Working out in preparation for the escape
Of course, it's pretty great when they're out and about, too.
Although some are certainly bigger than others, all are growing and getting more and more interested in everything around them.
Though she still does it, Käthe is losing interest in nursing, and we give her puppies in small groups outside the box. Sharp nails, sharp teeth, etc. But the move to groups has also seemed to really help her and all the puppies. The puppies don't feed as long now either. They do still fall asleep while suckling, though, their little mouths still on the "bottle" and quick to get back to drinking enthusiastically if you try to pull them off. Barfly or overtired child? Both analogies seem to work. These puppies stumble everywhere, too!
The transition to puppy formula and even real food is about to start. Unfortunately, that also means Käthe won't be cleaning up after them anymore and that'll be our job. Hovawarts love the cold, so a few open windows won't be too upsetting, right?
Watching them learn to play and even fight a bit has been great, too. Some are quicker to growl and push back. Some like to play sweet, and then bite a tail when they get the chance. But they all get into the play. Personalities are forming! A few like to cuddle with us humans, some just like to be near us. Others see us as merely giant chew toys. All of it is pretty adorable.
3/5/2023 02:20:36 pm
Oh my gosh! Those little rascals will be up and over anything you build soon!
3/5/2023 07:27:12 pm
Wow! They are getting so big and rambunctious. I am so excited to see them all come into their own. They are absolutely adorable.
Phillip, Sabrina & Carter
3/6/2023 06:21:28 am
We can’t get over how big and adventurous they are getting already! We love seeing their personalities form! Carter said he wants the red collar or blue collar girls, they seem so playful which will be great for Adi. We love how snuggly the blue collared female is as well! Can’t wait to see the next update, they all seem to be doing so well!
Dan and Catalina
3/6/2023 09:26:05 am
Can't stop replaying these! We feel like we're getting to know them all through these vids. Also thinking about Käthe and hoping she's doing great after taking care of her beautiful pups.
3/6/2023 11:32:45 am
Life is ruff when you're this cute!! The escape artists are so much fun to watch. Käthe is doing an amazing job, she does look exhausted.
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