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Monday, March 21, 2011

Natural weaning - U Litter

The PBGV pups are now 8 weeks old and have been gobbling up their puppy kibbles for a month now.  But, I allow the mothers to wean the pups themselves.  With 3 mothers feeding litters here there is a real sense of a free-for-all as the pups will latch on to any passing milk bar!  Sissie is  the pups' last hope as the other two mothers have put a stop to the free beverage.
This morning while I was out in the yard with the dogs I noticed Sissie sitting on an old stump consciously just out of reach of the pups trying to nurse.  I had my camera (as usual) and caught the scene of one of Mom's efforts in weaning the pups. 
Sissie is tantalizingly close, but not close enough!

She give a few warnings "Get down!"


Finally........resigned to taking out their frustration on the vegetation!




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