Most of the puppies have their eyes open now. Still a few bumbling around in the dark, but most are awake, aware, and taking their first looks at their little piece of a big beautiful world.
It’s been the most fun day! I’ve hardly been able to take my eyes off of them. They’ve been noticing and interacting with each other as individuals now, looking up at their dam, looking at me and coming towards me. All the little hints of personality that I’ve seen are starting to blossom before my very eyes!
My goodness, they are adorable. They’re just too cute for words. They’re also getting kind of hard to photograph. I set them down, and they don’t stay put. Not even for an instant. They’re off and running, scattered in all directions. They won’t look at me when I want them to, and they come bumbling towards me when I’m trying to get side shots for identification. Looks like ALL shots are gonna be “candids” until I can get a helper.
I expect the rest of them will open their eyes tomorrow. They were born on July 5th, and are already a VERY active and mobile bunch. You can tell their parents are speedsters! They all escaped the clear Rubbermaid tote I was using to keep them cozy while I was cleaning their pen – they all figured it out within 5 minutes of each other on Sunday, and they weren’t even two weeks old yet. No one had their eyes open yet, either – it was like they shared a hive mind. A bigger Rubbermaid has since been secured.
Better brace yourself… more photos (and possibly bad puns) to come!