Foster Update: The Unexpected Eight, 7 weeks old

This post is part of the series The Unexpected Eight

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster Dogs: The Unexpected Eight, Bottle Babies
  2. Foster Gallery: The Unexpected Eight
  3. Foster Update: The Unexpected Eight, 7 weeks old (Current)
Foster Update The Unexpected Eight 2
Foster Update The Unexpected Eight

Our babies are growing so quickly.  The time is just flying by, and I’m still trying to catch up.  They are already 7 weeks old.

Bertie, Bandit, Milo, Bobbie, Ace, Neo, Jett, and Blaze are doing great.  They have to be the easiest litter of puppies we’ve had yet.  At least since we finished with the bottle feeding part. That part was the most labor intense.

Clean Puppies

Bandit, 7 weeks old
Bandit, 7 weeks old

For the last week, I’ve been waking up to a dry playpen full of puppies.  At night, they rarely have any accidents, they use the potty spot wonderfully.  It really makes cleaning up in the morning a breeze.  Having two of the potty spots helps too, once is always drying, and the other in use.

I’m really hoping that the fake grass potty spots will help with their outdoor potty training.  We’re ready to start as soon as they get their vaccinations, and are allowed to go outside.  Unfortunately, the shelter has had a very sick dogs, so the un-vaccinated puppies need to avoid going there, until everyone is healthy again.

They’re very clean in their beds too.  They have a big metal crate, and a small plastic travel crate in the playpen.  On warm days they prefer the open metal crate, and on cooler days they’ll pile together in the smaller one.

Learning Social Skills

Jett, 7 weeks old
Jett, 7 weeks old

They’re also very quiet puppies for the most part.  Play times get noisy, but other than that they still don’t bark much.  They love play time out of their pen.  Right now, we’re doing an hour, twice a day, where they get run of the house.  And to socialize with the other dogs.  Although right now, they’re limited to just Cami, and the Senior dogs.

Cami teaches them to play, and occasionally roughs them up, just like an older sibling.  Snuggie, Ozzy  and Meaty help to teach them their manors.

And Sister and I work on the socializing with humans part.  We also work on the getting used to grooming.  Tiny toenails need cut very often, to keep the scratches on us to a minimum.

Healthy Happy Puppies

All in all, they are very healthy, happy babies, who are growing up very fast.  Although, we still have no idea what breed they are.  They are going to be smaller dogs though, most of them have short little legs.

 

 

This post is part of the series The Unexpected Eight

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster Dogs: The Unexpected Eight, Bottle Babies
  2. Foster Gallery: The Unexpected Eight
  3. Foster Update: The Unexpected Eight, 7 weeks old (Current)

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