The litter this time was my "H" litter and I decided to give the puppies Native American Names. As it turned out, the 25th of June was also the anniversary for the last great Native American battle. In the Little Big Horn of South Dakota, the combined forces of the Plains Sioux & the Cheyenne defeated the US 7th Army led by General George Armstrong Custer commonly referred to as "Custer's Last Stand". Ironically, I had no knowledge of the significance of this date when I decided to name my pups in honour of Native Americans.
The puppies are now three weeks old and changing rapidly. They have opened their eyes now, are walking more and thus exploring more. They are staring to show their individual personalities and will be named suitably. It is fun trying to match names to their individual personality! The pups are playing more and have even ventured outside the whelping box. They are also starting to teeth. How quickly they change, even their muzzle's are extending.
The dogs in the kennel keep renovating their housing areas and love to chase the Butterflies they get to close. When the temperatures cool down in the evening, they get more interactive & play with each other.
The weather here this week has been beautiful with warm/hot sunny days and cooler nights. We have been blessed here with some nice cooling winds.
The Back Flies are finally gone , only to be replaced by the House Flies. These flies love to bite the ears of the dogs. I was introduced to a new product (SWAT) by Denis that keeps the flies off the dogs ears.
It has been a great week here in the Northern Forest!
Until next week.........