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Day 46

Each morning it seems like someone different camps out in my lap -- this morning it was primarily Z. He just chewed gently on my hand, content to just hang out together, for most of the play session. Why would I let a puppy chew on my hand? Because that is how a puppy learns bite inhibition -- by learning what pressure on tender people is okay and what generates a reaction (removal, a shriek, etc.).

Day 45

You know how the days are getting shorter right now? And every day has just a little less light? That is how the plumpies are -- every day is just a little less sleep and a little longer (and louder) playtimes. But the differences each day are subtle and you have to really pay attention to notice them -- but that is what makes raising a litter so fascinating -- observing the emerging "inner dog" one small change at a time.

Happy Thanksgiving (Day 44)

Happy Thanksgiving from PlumpieVille! Barcelona is thankful for milk jugs and milk and plumpie fans and that her lazy eye got stronger without a patch because otherwise Galen was going to talk "pirate" to her and she doesn't like all those aarrghhh's....

Day 43

All is well here at Plumpie Central in western Montana as we head into the long holiday weekend. We revised Thanksgiving due to sheer exhaustion and the need to slow things down for a few days, and so appreciate the graciousness at which my guests accepted my last minute un-invitation.

SIX WEEKS OLD!! (Day 42)

Today is Sydney's third birthday -- Happy Birthday to her and also to her seven siblings. One of them, Mika, already had her party -- here is a picture that tells you about the fun she had -- and the fun she is going to have soon!

Day 41

Good Morning!

We reached another milestone last night -- the plumpies slept through the night!!!! When I woke up at 4:00 a.m. I had the instant realization that I had not been awake between 1 - 2 a.m. as usual, and I thought -- as all parents will understand -- that the plumpies must have all died during the night. Thankfully, they hadn't!

Day 40

A little weary this morning -- there is always so much to do, and I bet you are like me in that visitors prompt at least some attempt at orderliness. Note that I said attempt -- I need to have all visitors sign the following: " I, ___________________, agree not to comment, judge, or even notice things that need cleaning, replacing, painting or tossing out. I will not hold Mary-Ann liable for holes in my socks, pants, shirt, toes or fingers. I will not complain or act fussy when I sit in an unnoticed pee spot. Finally, I agree that pictures of me can be shared with the universe via the Blog, and I understand the pictures will be unflattering IF I break any part of this agreement."

Day 39

It is a winter wonderland here in western Montana this morning -- here is the view from our deck:

Day 38

All is well here at Plumpie Central as we prepared for Frantic Friday. Dear Husband has gone to Utah for long-planned events, including a big family reunion over Thanksgiving, and so Dear Daughter came up to be the Puppy Nanny today -- and that is no easy trek for her: almost eight hours of driving and the weather has been less than ideal for travel.

Day 37

Good Morning to all!

I think we will all need to agree that trust is a challenging and touchy topic, probably because nobody wants to be considered untrustworthy! Therefore, when we think somebody doesn't trust us, we get mad, offended, hurt, upset, etc. and blame the other person for being too __________ (insert unflattering word/s).


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