I'm happy to report the pups have transitioned from mash to kibble and are doing well with it. And so am I. Much more tidy and less work. So far, and I'm amazed, there's not been one mess on their bed. At least not of the number 2 variety. Number one would be a little harder to spot but their blankets seems dry when I change them. Can't say the same for their eating station though. They'll get there. For the most part they picked tight up on the shaving being the place to go.
I'll get everyone weighed and results posted this evening but I don't foresee any surprises. They each seem to be staying on track with their individual norm. If theirs a surprise I think Irish will win the title for the week. I think he's finally experienced a bit of a growth spurt. He's looking better too. More conformationally correct.
I've been playing with and handling the pups quite a bit in lieu of outside time. This week has been some what of a bugger for pups as far as outdoor adventures go. I expected weather per the forecast Tuesday but it arrived very early Monday morning. There was an amazingly loud- house shaking- pop of thunder around 4am that woke the whole house which is unusual. First we had barking and then everyone howling in unison. I closed all the blinds so the lightening was a little less obvious and everyone settled pretty quick. Storms don't generally bother my dogs much but that one pop put them all on edge. May have even jostled the mortar. Honestly amazing! Power was sketchy throughout the day Monday with multiple brown outs and an eventual loss of power for about 45 minutes to an hour just as I was getting ready to feed the pups. That was their first meal of dry kibble. No power equates to no water here and since my intention was to feed them I thought I'd give the kibble a try. Tuesday, when I really expected the weather, all we sustained were the leftovers of Monday- general nastiness with off and on rain, wind and chilly temps. At least today it was pretty.