The puppies are up and walking now, with their eyes open, and safe with lambs and goat kids already! They weigh in at just over 10 pounds each, with thick coats of puffy white polar bear fur. The unseasonably warm weather leaves them hiding in the shade, but they're wonderfully active in the mornings and evenings. Bridé is doing well, taking care of them and still keeping weight on herself. At 81 pounds today, she's definitely a nursing mother, but she'll be back up to her normal self once the pups are weaned in a few weeks. Already the curious puppies are sampling the kibble and trying to decide whether it's worth chewing or not (answer: everything is chewable to a pup).
Puppy weigh-in! The pups are one week old now and doubled in size!
Farmer Shannon runs MSSF and keeps horses, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, dogs and cats, while living gluten-free & spinning/weaving for a hobby in the SCA.