Monday, August 22, 2011

A good lesson for puppies about toys' ownership

Monday did not start well. Paika got sick overnight, and when I came down to my den in the morning, the floor was covered with diarrhea and vomit. I found it strange that she never let us know that she needed to go out. Other dogs would scream or jump on the door, but she always tries not to complain and tough it out. Whatever caused the trouble got eliminated from her system becausein the morning she was feeling good and had a good appetite. I called our vet just to reassure myself that things are not too serious and he recommended to give her a light diet today and several doses of Pepto-Bismol.
Puppies have been doing very well, and they have not been affected by her overnight issues. Today they are 18 days old, and I took them outside for the second time. They stayed in the outside pen, together with Paika, for several hours. Nobody complained too much.

The below video shows how they played with a furry raccoon, which they liked very much. Then two pups tried to approach the rubber toy Paika had claimed. They learned a quick and valuable lesson from their mom on what she considered inappropriate behavior. Paika is a sweetheart and I was a little surprised at her reaction, but she knows her kids the best. It is her show and unless she is ready to harm her pups (which she is not), I am not going to interfere. Some females are very permissive and they let pups do just about anything. Elli or Gela would never do what Paika did, but I actually think that Paika is a better teacher. You have to watch the video to the end to see her reaction


Lindsjö taxar said...

The pups looking great. Do they have homes yet?

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you Majron! Three pups are spoken for, and they will be going to tracking homes in Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. Since we don't know if and how many pups will be keeping for ourselves, we are not taking any more deposits. Luckily we never have problems with finding good working homes for our pups.

Cwahl said...

I watched your video, and Mischa heard it....when the pups vocalized, she became very alert, ears up! When she heard your voice, she was listening, her head tilted and she faced the screen. I wish I knew what was going on in our dogs' heads...what they are thinking!