This morning the Warcraft litter got their first taste of food! Spot Farms dehydrated mixed with goat's milk. They LOVED it! Those bellies got nice and full and they're all in a food coma now. Today we expand their pen just a tiny bit to include the litter box. I don't expect a lot of use until they're solidly in their 3rd week, but it allows us to collect some poop to 'seed' the box so they'll go to it quicker. Within a week these potatoes will be demanding their puppy mush and be using the box! Mom will continue to nurse for a few more weeks (she typically abandons the whole concept of nursing by week 5 and just visits to steal their food lol)
With eyes and ears open and the ability to walk now, it just means more movement and stimulation. They are growling, starting to pounce, they're learning their bark. They're figuring out how to behave as puppies with mom and siblings now. They're learning bite-inhibition and where they are in their 'pack'.
So far, the most dominant of the babies are the females (Jaina especially lol) and the males are all very, very laid back. Some are a bit more curious and courageous than the others, but this would be the first litter where they're pretty uniform in personalities! I blame this on Midas. He's just a big marshmallow!
PS. Arthas is a big sook... he got food on his paw and screamed murder until momma licked it off. ;) For those of you who play WoW... you might get a bit of a laugh out of that, I did.
PSS. After momma licks them all clean, I'll be bathing 9 food soaked pups. Oi.
PSSS! Hoping I can record the chaos tomorrow on video! LOL