I did get the important stuff done. The babes got their first taste of something other than mothers milk today... On thanksgiving no less. They received the first of a series of dewormers. They also got their nails tipped and weights logged. The little orange collared girl is exactly one pound shy of the biggest pup. She's a strong little one though. Just as mobile and agile as all others if not more so. I think the lighter ones have an easier time of propelling themselves. Another of the girls, Yellow, is a heavy weight running neck and neck with the largest of the boys. I expect some fluctuations to occur going forward but regardless of current weights, all pups are doing great. Their eyes are open but have a milky look to them. Totally normal and vision poor to non-existent at this point. They remain very wobbly in their attempts to walk but get stronger and more active with each passing day. And as predicted they're barking and even growling at times. And giving kisses. I got my first little kisses today as I cuddled them up to the nape of my neck providing breaks and gentle handling between completing the above mentioned tasks.
And I took photos. While I'd hoped to get them posted tonight, I'm afraid there's just not enough time in the day. But tomorrow is another and this is an ongoing process. For now, I'll leave you with my favorite and say goodnight.