The puppies (four female and two male) will be five weeks old tomorrow and that means they start to get blended puppy food, eggs and thawed livestock organs for the first time along with continuing to nurse.
I tried to get some pics (unassisted) and this proved to be a folly. They were in nursing mode and the classic “throw a light colored towel on to the sofa and call it a photography studio” simple did not work. 🙂 I will add up-close, impromptu as they come along–likely just holding each on my chest (as you’ll see in one of Chuck’s pics) to get good, calm, focused pics. But these and my brief descriptions will hopefully start to give you the character of the individuals of this small pack.
This is Jane. She’s black and white and has a think white stripe that connects the white patch on her head with the white around her shoulders.
This is Ripley. She is black and white and has no line connecting the white patch on her head with the white on her shoulders.
This is Kate. She is sable and white and is the sable and white pup that two completely sable ears. You’ll see that Yuli and Chuck do not.
This is Yuli. Most of her upper third is white with sable markings on her ears.
This is Marvel. He is black and white and has this swirl of white that runs from the white patch on his head down to his neck and shoulders and off to his left shoulder.
This is Chuck. He, like Kate, has some dark sable/black markings on his head but is otherwise sable and white. He also has a white patch on his left ear.
More pics to come. Right now they are all sleeping (incl. Rosie) after several waves of intense nursing.
Willa’s ready to do chores and it’s time to move into our evening.
The Volhard puppy tests will be conducted in two weeks with the results shared with perspective owners.
Thanks for reading!