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    ooo yea, that is the one. Thank you pooky sweetheart.( Kiss, but insert vomit emote)

    Seriously, I really wanted it in this thread to look back on. Thank you.

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    You're welcome hun!
    Can't wait for more pics of the little guy

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    I don't like to disturb them, I just do when changing bedding. Will do more in a few days. I do go out there and sit near them just to gaze.

    Pretty is so happy outside and she comes in too, has some adult time then back out.

    Pups still happily sleeping most of the time. Temperatures are good so Pretty feels it is ok to leave them when she wants to and back when they call.

    We get big dust storms here at times too but by parking the car the other side of the shade cloth in the usual direction they come in at will create a good barrier. A really bad one and they will be back inside in a heart beat. Any wind here means dust as it is so dry.

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    Interesting. My dogs have always buried the odd bone. It seems instinctual for even a well fed lactating bitch to stash food "just in case"

    She has been doing it about once a day.
    She just came in, looked at her inside bowl, at me so I gave her 4 small pieces of meat.
    I looked a short while later and yea, just holding one in her mouth, 2 others missing. I checked where I caught her once stashing a piece of meat inside and sure enough, 2 bits of meat under my cloth supermarket bags. I rounded them up and put that bowl outside. She went off with 3 and ate the 4th.
    No wonder I am going through so much, lol.

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    It's the female brain thing Di. Who knows what's going on in there!

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    We seem to have settled into a routine that seems to suit all till the pups start weaning.
    Pretty has the puppy supercoat on tap 24/7. On dusk I close the lid, turn on the light. In the morning Hubby lifts the lid, turns off the light and gives her some Raw which I have ready in the fridge. At intervals during the day/evening she has her other meals.
    She is tending to stay outside nearby or in the box during the day, mostly. Pretty seems to find security when the lid is down at night so she comes in for 10mts or so now and then, has a nap/play/cuddle then goes out again.

    I am not going to have a strict weaning date. As with my own kids and the start of solid food I waited till they seemed a bit interested. I am not a go by the book person..eg a kid should be doing x at y months of age as all are different.

    I think I will be watching for her to lead me, (as she has with her food needs) when she shows signs of pushing them off etc or they seem to be hungry for a bit longer than was usual. Of course too I am not going to let this go on and she feeds them happily for 2 months. lol. If she regurgitates for them I will know I have missed some signs.

    As with all of this, it is now a wonderful learning curve for us all.
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    Pics taken today for the forum Vid but I wanted them here as well.






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    Just spoke to my son who is in computer graphics. He will be doing me up a nice voucher for 50 bucks off desexing, redeemable for one year and payable to the vet on my confirmation that it is being done or is done for the puppy care info packets that I will be making up (thanks Hyacinth). They will also go with a small supply of the dry food they will be on and info on what they are used to, feeding shedules needed etc etc.

    He is also happy to do some flyers for vets offices etc with a pic of the Dam, Sire and pups when they are older if any still have not been spoken for by word of mouth.

    Next Saturday is worming day for them all, including Pretty again.

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    The three biggest are holding their head's up for a few seconds!

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    I will do my best, looking in the box without disturbing them.

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