The puppies are now two weeks old with lots of changes happening in the last few days. They easily recognize our scent and will drag themselves towards us to nuzzle and suck on our ears and fingers. They love to have their bellies scratched and a puppy's natural scratch-reflex to kick has their tiny hind legs going a mile a minute in response to this.
This weekend their eyes opened so although things are still blurry they can now see shapes and movement. This has opened the door to discovering that there is a lot more to life then just eating, sleeping and complaining that it is too hot. As they use their mouth to explore they are beginning to interact more with each other and the things around them. Our fingers are now something to bite on and shake as well as to suck on, Mom is no longer just a milk bar but something wondrous to mouth and investigate as well.
Although their ears are still closed they can still hear and respond to some sounds. Making them howl, as seen in the third picture, in response to our talking and howling at them is fun for us but it does make mom a little nervous so she puts an end to our singing when it gets too loud.
The two girls weigh in at a hefty 4 pounds and the boy is now a whopping 4.9 pounds. They've had their nails clipped and they been wormed for the first time.