Week 2: Eyes open, busy bodies
Without any proper mama training, books about motherhood or a grand mama to show her the ropes, Honey is a natural mother. She wanders into her room to feed periodically and keeps the pups clean, head to toe. They have begun to gain weight at a freakishly fast rate. Suddenly they moved from little furry slug-like creatures to fatty mcfatterson blobs, but still so cute and squeaky. When the puppies were about 10 days old, Simon texted me at work to say they were opening their eyes. A few days later, they suddenly transformed from soft, blubbery, sleepyheads to mobile, talkative busy bodies. If Honey walks by, they will lunge up towards her to feed, paw each other to get close to her and at other times pile on top of each other with passion and playfulness.