The C Litter of Intention Hill are a busy lot. Not only were they immediately robust upon exiting the womb, they have grown in this agility – they move at amazing speeds for newborn puppies, even nearly walk, instead of pulling/pushing themselves along like seals – so quickly lifting their bellies off the ground. They climb objects with ease – the Tuffy toys in the whelping box, the pig rails. They make use of the entire 4’x4′ space of the whelping box, as though they were two weeks old.
Really I think we’re in for some challenging individuals (in a lovely way). Aanandi is a girl who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. She is highly persistent, earning her the nick name of “Aanandi PIA” (PIA = Pain In Arse). But it is this persistence which made me choose her first from the A Litter. It represents a stick-tuitiveness which is a requirement for SAR and other working endeavors, including sheep/farm work.
Some of the puppies sleep so still, I’ve found myself anxiously approaching after time away from them, and stroking them for signs of life. Some of the puppies like to sleep in odd positions. I mean sleeping stretched on their sides is not odd, it’s just that I expect puppy piles and other silly things. But they like to sleep on inclines also… especially Blue Boy, Pink (Coral) Girl and Purple Girl… and the incline can be uphill or downhill. Each day, I add a new toy to the whelping box, and they pile around these – this is safer than blankets, which can entrap and suffocate puppies. Blue Boy has already begun the practice of sleeping upside down… common Belgian habit 🙂
There is a very funny thing one of the puppies does – I haven’t figured out which one, and hope I can capture a recording of this: Somebody squeaks out a two-tone sound that is like a wolf whistle… perhaps the Blue Boy is dreaming of girls already? Enjoy some photos of the puppies. There are more on their litter Facebook Page.