Don't get me wrong - these little buggers are cute. I mean REALLY cute! But the amount of work and laundry combined with the ever increasing decibel level . . . well it reminds me of why I only breed about once per year! :)
The littlest puppy is thriving! I call him Timmy (aka Tiny Tim). He is such a sweetheart! A big kisser in a little package. Just adorable! The other two boys are tanks in comparison size-wise but both are tremendously sweet boys. And those girls! So cute! Not as kissy, but those tails are a waggin'! They all love the toys that I've introduced. They've discovered squeakies but they love to grab onto the floppy toys and shake them like crazy. And teeth??? Oh yeah - they got 'em coming in. No wonder Kiki stopped nursing them last week! The pups are completely on hard food now - although they spill more than they eat! I swear that half of a bag of food gets dumped by every litter!
And even though Kiki stopped nursing the litter last week, she still remains crate-side and diligent as a protective momma. She doesn't let just anyone of the dogs explore what's going on in the nursery!
Some pictures since Christmas: