Sharing our lives with dogs, ducks and a few other animal friends
I am excited to watch these guys grow up and learn more and more how to fit into their dog/human pack. The experience of watching the larger part of a litter grow up together is an opportunity that I have never had. Every day the interactions between the puppies and the adults get more intricate as relationships are formed. I spend far less time (almost none) training the puppies and far more time watching what they learn on their own from us and from the adult dogs. They still spend very little time wearing a leash and a collar and lots of time running and playing in big, open spaces. They are learning to hunt small animals, bouncing through high grass covered with snow. They are learning how to interact with the cats and to interpret all the noises of our household and those coming from outside. But their favorite thing is still playing with each other and running hard. Maia is able to participate fully again although her leg is still not as strong as the others. Here are some pictures of a recent play session at our local park.