The puppies are getting quite lively at 4 weeks old, it’s hard to believe that we are half way through our journey before sending them off to their forever families.  The puppy formula/soft canned dog food mush was transitioned to straight soft canned puppy food and they’ve since moved on to dry puppy kibble mixed in with their soft canned puppy food.  They are now wearing collars and are almost ready to start playing in the woods.

“Doris” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon female

“Dottie” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon female

“Derry” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon female

“Daisy” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon female

“Don” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon male

“Darryl” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon male in the dog house

“David” 4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon male

When they are awake and not eating, they spend most of their time barking at and chewing on each other.  They aren’t quite steady enough on their feet yet to run after each other too much, but they are able to manage the steps in and out of the dog house.

Charles took Sam and BB out for some training with live pigeons over the weekend and brought the carcasses back so that I could show them to the puppies, as you can see in this week’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEexjh0p7Hc

Puppies and pigeons

4 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies sniff a dead pigeon

We’ve been battling 100 degree heat over the last week and it doesn’t appear we’ll get a break until Saturday.  I make sure I’m getting out to the kennel every couple of hours to soak the puppies down and cool the stone floor with a few gallons of cold water.  Even though they are in the shade, there’s no way to get around the fact that it is hot!

The puppies are also old enough for outside visitors, so call me at 402-682-9802, or you can text me at 402-830-4667 or email bluestemkennels@cox.net if you are close enough to stop by!  The puppies’ first outside visitors were my grandparents from California, who had flown into Omaha to attend my grandmother’s 70th high school reunion in Valentine, Nebraska.

Hope (age 86) and Ken (age 91) enjoying 3.5 week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies

The kennel beckons for dog and puppy cool down time, so I’ll catch up with you all next week!  The dog days of summer!!