The days are only moving faster as we get closer and closer to our favorite duo (Marco and his sister, Dottie) heading home! We spent the last week working on training, playing outside, and lots of cuddles on the couch!
He is so sweet and loving! We are looking forward to uniting him with his forever family on Monday and we can't wait to hear about all the fun they encounter as they get to know him and for the many years to come!
NINE more days until this sweet boy is heading home! He has mastered what we call "the potty dance" to let us know when he needs to go! (A trait he definitely got from his daddy!) He is sleeping through the night and getting cuter every day.
He had his visit with Dr. S this week and everything checked out beautifully! He took his shots like a champ- not even a whimper, his heart sounds great, and those beautiful eyes made him lots of friends!
Just over two weeks until Mister Marco and his Sister, Dottie will be heading to their forever families! We have started the very basics of house training and will be tackling crate training early next week! Marco LOVES attention and responds very well to praise, so I have no doubt he will pick up on both tasks quickly!
A family, a name, and puppy food- it's been a big couple days! This has to be one of the happiest little boys in the world! Mister 4 is now officially Marco! We are loving getting to call him by name!
We started puppy food this week and Marco was a little skeptical at first. He smelled his bowl, then walked around to sniff all 4 bowls that the other pups were eating before making it back around to his own food and giving it a try! Once he took a bite, he wasted no time at all finishing off his meal and has been a great eater ever since!
Everyone was weighed a few days ago and Marco has maintained his position as smallest pup in the litter. He weighed in at 3.15 pounds, which was 7 ounces smaller than the next smallest pup!
He may be little, but he has a big personality! He loves to play and explore! Especially outside! But he can also easily calm down and relax in someones arms or lap!
I can't believe over half of our time has already been spent with this little guy! He is still the smallest boy in the litter, but is the example of the quote "dynamite comes in small packages." He LOVES to play, with both people and pups. He loves to follow his mama around, takes on new experiences with enthusiasm, and is absolutely charming! We can see little teeth popping through, which means puppy food is soon to come!
A beautiful day led to our first outdoor outing and our weekly pictures being taken a day early! We had a wide range of reactions to the outdoors. I would say Mister 4, fell right in the middle. He wasn't overly concerned about the new surroundings, but he didn't instantly begin to explore either. The wind was a little concerning for him at first, but once we got used to that, his tag began to wag and he bravely started to check things out! This boy is so photogenic! It was really hard narrowing down a reasonable number to post!
Mister 4 is changing fast! He is crawling around the whelping box with ease, eyes are wide open, and ears are beginning to follow suit! He is using his voice to let us (and his mommy) know when he needs attention and starting to get the urge to play! We have seen him pounce on his litter mates a few times, but the others just aren't ready to reciprocate the games just yet! We are looking forward to ears opening and everyone learning to play this week!
This little boy has his eyes open and curiosity peeked! He had no desire to lay on the blanket and cooperate for a photo shoot. Scooting around seemed like much for fun. He is getting stronger daily and that scoot is slowly, but surely transforming into a crawl. Once those ears open, it's going to be a whole new world! We can't wait to experience it all with him!
Mister 4 is weighing in 1.8 pounds! He is maintaining his spot as smallest pup in the litter, but still rapidly gaining weight right alongside his litter mates! He has definitely grown a lot since his last photo with this bone!