28 December 2010

Dog blog.

The Maremma puppies are now three days old and still haven't opened their eyes. They are just too cute for words and we are spending oh so much time watching them and discussing them. When we left home earlier today for the first time since they were born, I missed them and couldn't wait to get back to them to see what they were up to.

Mostly all they do is feed and sleep, but they have also started to make little squeaky barking noises and sort of drag them selves along the ground if they get too far from their mama.

And today they started to wag their tails too (see above pic). This mostly happens when they are feeding and is too cute for words.

And their Willow mama adores them. She has taken a few quick walks away from them to eat and dust bathe and dig but constantly looks back to them and rushes back the moment she sees one of us touching them or if one of them cries.

She does not like us cuddling them at all and watches us and sometimes cries until we give them back to her.

A few times I have seen her try to pick one up in her jaw to move it but she has quickly put them down. I wonder if she'll bite the skin at the back of their necks to carry them or is that only with cats?

So apart from the farm chores and some berry picking, that's what's been going on here at Daylesford Organics for the past few days. Real work, hopefully ploughing up some vegie beds if its dry enough, resumes tomorrow.

The farm shop which was meant to reopen in January will remain closed until further notice due to the flooding and the delayed planting.

Bye for now.


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Thanks for sharing these most adorable photos of the litter.

Beck said...

Kate that photo of Willow & her pups is divine. The colours, the swirls, the texture, the look on her face, love it! xo

Liz said...

They are seriously cute Kate, from memory puppies open their eyes around 10/12 days I think so a little while yet...

Cherie said...

Beautiful images and words full of love Kate. Thank YOU for sharing. xo.

Sonya said...

Darling puppies, thanks for posting photos of them - Willow looks very tired, but also very happy and content with her brood.

Sue said...

They are too cute for words arent they. I know when our cat had kittens we told the kids not to touch them for long otherwise the mum would hide them away from us. It is so hard to resist though and your puppies look oh so adorable. I can just imagine how cute they will be in a few weeks time jumping all over you.

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh the puppies are just sooooo beautiful, I can see why you guys are completely obsessed with them.
Loving the beautiful pics, thanks for sharing them.
Hope other farmy things improve for you too, it's just not fair xo

Michelle said...

Oh my, they are so cute! No wonder you can't leave the house!

Maremmas are one of my favourite dogs, what a good mama Willow is.


Anonymous said...

I cant help but comment that I am so drawn to these pics and your beautiful story of Willow and her puppies that I keep coming back to look at them over and over again. Something keeps drawing me back -they are so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! It makes your heart melt looking at those puppies. Proud mama.