Saturday, January 21, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 23




Libby getting toweled dry
after a trip out to potty.
Rain and slushy almost snow
today and the only
thing new
was we introduced
the puppies
to a battery operated
nail trimmer.
We did one nail.

It must have sounded different
than the one they
were used to
because they didn't even
want the liver treats.

Oh well...

Perhaps a slower
introduction with lots of treats?
Or a regular nail trimmer
might be the thing to do.

Everything seems to take
longer because of
the weather.

Still I am glad of the rain!


Nite, nite Banner.

~:>
Smiles

Friday, January 20, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 22

Wow!
It's been three weeks
of puppy.

Today I was home alone
with Libby and Banner
for the morning.

Lunch will be served soon.

They had play time together
before lunch

Banner finished lunch
and is looking
at me asking to go outside,

Libby is still eating lunch.
She is going to be a big girl.
These poor puppies
have been
trapped inside most days 
because of the weather.

I'm very glad to have the
rain and snow
but our plans for the puppies
have not happened.

Kristine thinks that Libby
has grown enough
that she won't fit through
the deck railings.
Hope so.

But so far they are still
on a leash when 
we take them out to potty.

Seems we spend lots of the day
toweling dry
wet, wiggling, squirmy puppies.
Maybe they think
it's a game?

In the Summer,
a dry forest full of dry crunchy
leaves is going to be
a new experience
for them.

Not the wet soggy leaves
they see now.


~:>
Smiles

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 21



Banner is next to me
chewing on a toy bone
while I type this post.

I put kibbles in the pink toy
for him to find.

He was chewing little pieces
out of the bone toy
so I had to take it away.

I'll have to get him a stronger
bone toy.


Libby is next to Kristine
and was trying to
take an after dinner nap
until I woke her up
when I crept up quietly
to get this photo.

I would like to thank you
for the comments.
I'm sorry that I have not
been able to find time
to reply to them.

Rainy day again today.
More rain and maybe snow
forecast until at least Tuesday.
Poor puppies are getting
used to having to have their
potty time in the rain.

Time to get ready for another
trip outside with Banner
so he can potty 
before bed.

~:>
Smiles

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 20

The first storm has arrived.
The monster in the coat
holding the wiggling puppy is me.

Banner getting ready to go out in the rain.
Libby is relaxed
waiting patiently for Banner
to go out to potty.

Libby
Then Banner can play with her
until dinner is served.

I need to go warm up their dinner.

If I have time I will
add to this post.

But at least I have
this much finished.

~:>
Smiles

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 18/19

oops!

Yesterday I ran out of time
(so no blog post)
and Kristine said
I should just give up on
writing about the puppies.

Banner
I have to watch him with the red soft chew toy
because he pulls off threads
and I don't want him to eat them.

Because it is getting boring!
Yes, I suppose it is
but I do want some kind of
record about what
went on
even if it is boring.

Yesterday, Kristine had to run
errands and I was
left alone with the puppies.

Libby
She is trying out the crate door
as a potential chew toy.
That's a no no.

I really don't know how
someone could raise two puppies
all by their self.
Just taking them in and out of
the house one at a time
to potty is a lot to do
and keep track of
who did what.

Well, I survived
but no blog post yesterday.
And today is not a whole
lot better time wise.

Time for me to go warm
up the puppies dinner.

Hope Kristine can get
some photos.

Yep, she did.
As you can tell.

My iPad is a 2nd generation
and won't update to ios 10.
The storage is full.
I think I will be forced to
get a new iPad.
Not so bad.
😊

~:>
Smiles

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 17

Banner and Libby
have play time together
before meals.

Banner asleep after dinner.
They were together
for between
an hour and an hour and a half
each time.

Libby loves her keys.
The rest of the time
they were with their person,
near their person and
playing with their toys,
or asleep.

Banner and I took a
short walk in the woods.
It is still a bit too wet out there
to enjoy with the puppy.
Muddy and slippery.

~:>
Smiles

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 16

Today the puppies were tired
and caught up on sleep.
Puppies their age
can sleep 18 to 20 hours a day.
At least that is what I have read.

Libby
They were so sleepy
they didn't finish up their food
until dinner time.

Libby ate all her dinner
but Banner left some of his.

They are asleep again.

Hopefully, tomorrow the forest
will dry out a bit.
And we can take the puppies
out for walks.

And photos!

~:>
Smiles

Friday, January 13, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 15

This morning the rain
had turned to ice.
The puppies
didn't seem to mind
the icy deck.
Later it warmed up
a bit and the puppies
could run around.

Banner
Banner was running around on the deck
when he suddenly decided
to take a rest.

So cute!

He moved his front foot
back when Kristine
took the photo.
But he didn't get up.

You can see he has a bit
of the leash in his mouth.
Sometimes he leads me
and sometimes I lead.
Eventually, I will be the leader.
But tug of war is fun.
And he needs to wim too.

They are still on leash
to make sure they
don't escape
through the railings.

~:>
Smiles

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgi Puppies - Day 14

Today Banner figured out how
to make his soft
chew toy squeak
Surprise!

Banner and  chew toy.
Libby does love her dinner.
She took her food dish
into her crate.
Placed it on edge
and proceeded to lick
it clean
while stretched out in
comfort on pillows.

I made her more food.

Honest, Libby has her head in the dish,

The puppies are walking
well on leash.
Banner still likes to carry
a bit of the leash sometimes.

I took Banner for a short walk
under the trees.
Don't think I will do that
again until it dries out a bit.
The leaves are slippery wet.
Not real safe out there.

Very glad we have the fenced deck.
The puppies are growing
so fast that it won't
be long before they will not
be able to fit between
the railings.
They will be able to run around
on the deck without a leash.
That will be a sight
and a lot of fun for them.

~:>
Smiles

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 13

Today the puppies caught up
on their sleep
and slept
most of the morning.

They have playtime together
before breakfast,

Sometimes also before
lunch and dinner.

This depends on how
sleepy they are.

The puppies spend more time
with their person
than they do with each other.

Today Libby ate all her food.
So, I fixed her a larger portion.
Banner still had a bit of food
left that Libby finished.


Banner and Libby
sleeping together this week.
Libby was sleeping this evening
while Banner and I sat
together and watched
a bit of Hatari.

Banner really liked the baby elephants
and watched them
intently with ears pricked straight up.
He liked the monkeys too.

My iPad has maxed out
its storage
and I can't take photos.
Arrrgh!

I'll have to move or delete
some photos or videos.

~:>
Smiles

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Raising Two Cardigan Corgi Puppies - Day 12

This was a busy day - We are all tired.


The weather is very wet
and stormy.

Poor pups!
No outside play.

~:>
Smiles

Monday, January 09, 2017

Raising Two Cardigan Corgi Puppies - Day 11

News:
Tomorrow the puppies
go to the veterinarian
to get one of their puppy shots.
The visit the other day
was a wellness check.

Weather:
The storm is still here
and was really scary last night.
High wind and the sound of
trees and branches
cracking and falling.
None of us want to
go outside.
Banner and I use a large
umbrella.
I hold it for him.
I don't think he likes the rain.
Libby doesn't seem to mind
getting wet.
She doesn't like the umbrella.

Food:
Tonight the puppies finished all the food in their pans.
I made more and offered it
until they stopped eating.
Tomorrow I will start with larger measurements
of kibble and ground meat
to make sure they have sufficient to eat
without me mixing up extra.

The puppies are growing so fast!

Libby after dinner.

Banner before dinner.
Today Kristine and I played
a come and sit
game with the puppies.
She would call them
and when they came running
she would tell them sit and give
them a treat when they sat.
Then I would call them
and when they came running
to me I would tell them
sit and give them a treat.

And I played
which hand has the treat.

Smart puppies!

~:>
Smiles

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Raising Two Puppies - Day 10

Sorry, ran out of time....
to type much...

Banner

Libby

Libby was up at 2:30am and out to potty.
Then she slept until 7:30.

Banner was up at 5:30am.
Then slept until 7:30.

They just ate a late breakfast.
I'm going to be setting
the alarm for 7:00am
from now on.
So, I can be sure of feeding them
at 8:00am.

Banner and Libby
had a fun
play time
today.

Off to bed
10:16pm

~:>
Smiles

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Raising Two Puppies - Day 9

The Moveable Schedule:

Okay, so it's not really a schedule, but more of a list of what we've been doing with our puppies. It's not easy raising two at once. LOL. :D

The puppies
are taken out on a leash to potty.
Libby has a purple one with a collar!
Banner has a woven leash
with a slip/slide collar.

Nighttime Potty:
This morning I took Banner
out of his crate
and out to potty
at 2:40am
when he woke me up
with little barks.

Crate:
I take Banner out to Potty
before he goes in his crate at any time
and again as soon
as he comes out when he wakes up.

Potty Breaks
Before Breakfast
and After Breakfast:
I take Banner out to Potty
before and after
he eats.

The puppies are taken out
to potty
before and after all meals.
They have 20 minutes to eat.
Then the food is removed.

Naps:
The puppies are taken out
to potty
after they wake up from
a nap.

When we think the puppies
need to potty
we take them out.

The weather is messing with
our Puppy Schedule.
The fun walks and visiting
we had planned
have are not happening
because of the rain and snow.

Because we are in the house
all the time
we have set up separate areas
for the puppies
where we can be near
them.

Also we spend time playing
with our puppies individually
and have
short training
simple command sessions
like sit.

It is 10:20am
and I am still trying to
find time to eat my breakfast
and drink my tea.

So, I'm going to post photos
of the puppies
in their play pens
next to us.
They are in separate rooms.
They do not call to each other.
And they are doing better for this, instead of
constantly fixating on each other,
instead of their people.

They sleep and play with their toys
next to us
during the day
when they are not out
with us.

Banner's play pen. :)
His crate is next to where I sleep.

Libby's play pen.
Her crate is next to where Kristine sleeps.
This crate is extra.

It is now 1:30...update...
The puppies have finished Lunch.
And I'm off to take Banner out.
:D
~:>
Smiles