Tillie-Marshall pups Day 21-28
 
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Day 21
Today they are three weeks old and starting their 4th week. They are now getting food three times daily to supplement Mom. It is also the first time potential families get to come and visit. Early and frequent visitation allows us to discover exactly what puppy might be right for each. It is also wonderful socialization.

Watching the pups discover new things each and every day is delightful.

After today's lunch and visit they went back into their whelping box. Later they had dinner and within minutes a wrestling match started. They were fierce and vocal but after a couple of minutes all were happily snoring and waiting for Mom to return.
Day 24
They got wormed today.

To give them a new adventure we opened the sliding door to the outdoor pen to see if anyone was ready to try to "escape" into the outside pen.

There was a lot of interest but as of today nobody was willing to take the first step outside.

Mom has not quite learned to use the pen as a refuge from the teeth that are now there and incredibly sharp.

All the activity got Gizmo all excited and he called "Puppy, Puppy, PUPPY" for a long time.
Christmas Eve
Leon and Jackie came by again just in time to watch the pups have dinner.

Cher decided to check out the outside today but since nobody else would follow her she went back inside. The outside area is gettng more and more interesting.

The weather has been wintery and between power outages and snow/ice we have had out hands full and not added many pictures. Thanks to Leon for taking this one.
Christmas Day
Aunt Toshi supervising
A big breakthrough today - they went outside for the first time. It is a shavings lined pen on the deck adjacent to their sliding door. They will get more and more time out there as they grow but for today it was a wonderful place for them while we cleaned. After exploring the pen and talking to Aunty Toshi for a while they heard the tapping on the edge of the box and climbed back into their snug home. Toshi could not understand why we did not let her in to care for them. She knows she could do it better. Tillie was taking time out to enjoy her Christmas bone.

Tomorrow they turn 4 weeks old.