They have the odd burst of energy when they are hungry but sleep 90 % of the time.
Its very important that Ruby can get away from the pups but still be able to watch over them. In the next week the pups will develop little needle teeth and their teeth and nails rake her when they are feeding so she needs to have time away. This is also near the time when I have to cut their nails to make it more comfortable for mum.
Every morning at 6am Ruby and I now go for a walk in an area near to where I live. We are lucky because it is private land where no other dogs are allowed and so the risk of her bringing back an infection to her pups is much reduced. Then its grooming and breakfast before she starts her daily ritual of feeding and cleaning the pups.
I have included a video taken today of the pups relaxing after mum has just fed them.
There is not a lot of activity going on but I thought you might like to see them anyway. Next week will be a different story when they become more aware and can get around more.
Here is another video showing the puppies awake, and the fun is very, very soon to be upon us! Bye for now