|Miss Powder Puff wants to go outside in the snow!|
Cabin fever. We’ve all felt it at one point in time or another. It even happens to six-week-old pups and now they’re old enough and smart enough to do something about it. One day while Mr. Orange Blossom was having a snooze in front of the entrance to the whelping box, Mr. Bulrush used his brother as a step stool to launch himself over the opening into the vast expanse of the living room so he could enjoy some private time with his mom. On another occasion, Faith inadvertently compressed all the slats which normally block the entrance so that the entire group escaped for an unscheduled walkabout.
Despite the mountains of snow that have accumulated on our property this past week, we were able to clear off an area on the patio to allow the pups to experience their first taste of both the great outdoors and winter. Some litters initially find the experience a bit overwhelming, but this bunch was unfazed. They wasted no time in getting busy chasing their mom in the hopes of an alfresco snack. After a time, Faith wandered away to cool her milk bar off in the snow, all the while keeping a watchful eye on her offspring. Playtime continued and each puppy followed their own agenda. Some found a willing partner to joust with while others tried their hand at mountain climbing or practiced climbing up and down the stoop.
Before long the crisp Caledon air took its toll on this bunch and they settled into a good long nap when they came back inside. Of course, now that they’ve had a sampling of the good life, they’re all most anxious for any further opportunity for more outdoor playtime. Whenever Storm and Misty pass by the box on their way outside, the pups line up along the front of the whelping box in the off chance that they’ll get to join them. They’re always hopeful that it will mark the beginning of a new adventure.
That’s it for now, but be sure to join us next week for another stimulating installment of “Puppy Tales”.