This is what happens if I / we sit down in the garden for a moment or two. First they investigate us, chewing toes, laces, ankles before eventually sitting down and snuggling together for a snooze!
We have to choose very carefully where we put our feet to get up without disturbing them. Luckily this wonderful weather means we are able to stay outside with the pups almost all day and they are the most wonderful time wasters. We never get bored of just watching their antics!
They really enjoy their food, and are eating four solid meals a day now. They all weigh 6 times their birthweight, at 5 weeks old that's pretty good. Bella has been the most fabulous mum and she's beginning to get some time and energy for herself now, because we try to let the pups nurse just morning and evening. Bella insists on chasing her ball on walks now and is in no hurry at all to return to the pups. Natures way.
Of course what goes in must come out - and we are certainly working hard on that front now. Probably at least 44 times a day! Keeping them all clean and the patio in a hygienic condition takes perseverance and tolerance - and patience! Every thing we do attracts their attention, and those puppies do like to help if we are sweeping or mopping up. That is fun I can tell you. Busy, busy we certainly are!
We have had lots of visitors and many pups now have families and new names. As I write this we only have two girls left and several boys, but with visitors over the next few days I'm confident that will change.
So, Alan and I still have to find time for our allotment and we take turns who will stay with the pups or who will go off to harvest beans or plums. I like to bring back a posy of sweet-smelling sweet peas to try and rid my kitchen of that delightful puppy smell.
And when I get a moment or two between washing and poop scooping I shall make jam and pies with these beauties. The fruit trees are LADEN this year, because of all the rain I expect. Life goes on.
I will leave you with another pic or two -
"Let sleeping dogs lie"
and there's always one who wants to be alone!