It's that time...weaning! The pups enjoyed their first little meal on Monday, and certainly got the hang of pinning the food down and getting their tiny teeth in! It's incredible to watch naturally weaned puppies - they know exactly how to eat the food put before them, rather than mush that just slides down, they have to pin their meal down and try to tear the meat off, and yet they know exactly what to do. We start the pups off on wing halves and necks so they get a feel for the taste and action of eating, but of course at this age their jaws and teeth are not strong enough to chomp through bone, so once they are showing a real interest in the food we put in front of them , we start them on a minced mix of meat, organ and bone. As you can see in the latest instalment on our puppy page, these pups are ready!
Thank you to all who have posted and left comments, it's nice to know the time taken to take pictures and update the website is time very well spent!
Goodnight for now :)