We lucked out with the weather today! First day we didn't have a day filled with more rain than not in weeks. I guess the powers that be heard my plea!
The pups did great with their first solo outings and I managed to get enough photos of each to open their pages which I'll be working on probably late into the evening. Or night.
They also received a nail trim and new collars. And still left to do tonight are weights and wormers.
The photoshoot was the highlight of my day. It's always fun to see the pups' response to the great outdoors. And today's event was well... eventful. For Blue's outing we were surprised by some gunfire as my neighbor, unaware of what I was doing, engaged his son in some target practice in his back four. Blue hit the deck but recovered quickly and honestly didn't really seem phased by it after the initial shock. I thought it was a little much though so I delayed further work until the loud bangs ceased.
Then during Red's turn we had a rather loud and low flying helicopter which he surprisingly had no reaction to, followed by a light sprinkling of rain. which also seemed to go un-noticed. Generally speaking the pups are slightly uneasy with their first outdoor experience but within a few minutes and with some encouragement become at least a little inquisitive. I love doing the week four photos... lack of quickness and an air of caution speeds things right along. Each week photos become increasingly more difficult. Tomorrow, weather permitting, we'll have our first group outing where their confidence will quickly begin to grow. Today they basically got acquainted. Tomorrow, especially in each others company they'll be ready to check things out in earnest.
While the highlight of the day for me was the photoshoot, I'm pretty sure for the pups it came with their first taste of mash. They dug right in. As a group, they split 2 cups of food saturated with water and cleaned their bowl. Just one feeding today -to let them get accustomed to it. Tomorrow most likely two and from there on out they'll be fed three. I'm sure Majestic will be relieved to find their hunger diminished.