Polly’s Golden puppies are two and a half weeks old now, and really beginning to emerge as little pups who are expressing more and more interest in their surroundings, although they are still devoted to much sleep and much nursing! Enjoy the photos and videos below which will give a glimpse into their past week here at Windy Knoll Farm.
This past week, we also took DNA samples from each of Polly’s pups. (If you are wondering why we did this, read this blog post.) The children were my good little helpers. Jonathan’s job was to photograph the event (all the following photos are his), Mary checked each puppy to ensure their mouths were clean before the swabbing, Esther delivered and removed each pup as needed, and Elizabeth snuggled each waiting pup, while Anna (the baby) slept obligingly. I preformed the actual procedure, which consisted of swabbing both cheeks of each pup to obtain the needed samples.
Not all is sleep, however, as the following little video clips show Polly’s puppies enjoying the outdoors for the first time!
Polly herself is a very happy, contented, and caring mother. In the video below, she sauntered over to say hello to our neighbor, before returning to check on her young ones!