Need a mid-week boost? I’ve got your fix right here- a whole blog post of adorable puppies, complete with oversized paws and disproportionately huge, floppy ears.
Take a deep breath and enjoy.
Now that the weather has been relatively reasonable, the puppies have moved to our outdoor pen, and they are LOVING it! We have two puppy pens- one in our house and one outside at our shed. All of our litters are born in the house and spend their first bit inside. Then, depending on the size of the litter and the time of year, they sometimes get moved outside for the last few weeks. This litter outgrew the pen in our house, and they have been thoroughly enjoying the extra space outside. Our outdoor pen gives them access to a large wood chipped play area, as well as a cozy indoor section in our shed. The inside part of their pen has their bed and is kept at a cozy 70 degrees. It’s perfect for larger litters like this! The puppies still get to come inside our house on a regular basis while we work on socializing and crate training.
I tried to get a snapshot of each of the puppies while we played in the yard this afternoon. Some were better photo subjects than others.
Gauge chewing on a piece of rope.
Dakota stealing a piece of bark.
Scout and Reese playing on our dirt pile. What is it with kids and puppies and dirt?
Flush checking out the chickens. (Maggie the chicken is clearly plotting his demise.)
April trying to figure out how to get in to the chickens.
Robin. Unfortunately I was a couple of seconds too late to catch a chicken pecking her on the nose. It obviously didn’t phase her, though.
Brook practicing her downward dog pose.
The best part of this puppy stage is their EARS! I mean, who doesn’t just love these huge, floppy ears?
The puppies are so playful now, and they never seem to get done wrestling, chewing, and running. It’s a good thing they are soon heading off to their new homes. All the energy drives me crazy, and I lose a little bit more of my sanity every day. But, I also fall just a little bit more in love with them every day. If they stay too much longer, I’ll decide to keep every single one of them no matter how crazy they make me. 🙂
April and Brook chewing on a stick
April playing with my towels hanging on the washline
Robin & April
Gauge & Dakota
I hope all the adorableness in this post helped cheer up your Wednesday. Have a great rest of the week!