Alfie's Summer Adventures! Alfie has had a lovely summer and has been very busy. He has also gone into school every week so he doesn't forget the building and always looks for everybody! He is excited to see you all soon and will start to come out onto the playground in the mornings in the next few weeks. Remember to approach him slowly and follow the 'four paws on the floor' rule. So if he doesn't have all four paws on the floor you musn't touch him or look at him and then when he does you say "good Alfie good boy" and then you can stroke him. Remember to try not to touch his face as he is still teething and might try and give you a playful nip. You might hear him barking a bit in the mornings or evenings but that's just because Miss Owen has briefly left him in her office and he needs to get used to that. Don't worry about him, he is just attention seeking!
Alfie's first day at school!
Alfie had a busy weekend. As he had already had his second injection he was able to go outside so we went for a short walk, he went on a bus to puppy training and he was very brave when he saw all the other bigger dogs.
Collecting Alfie! He was so good in the car, he slept most of the way!
Alfie is now 5 weeks and 4 days old. Mr Allen and I went to visit him in Derbyshire last Saturday and he is now playing with his brothers and sisters and having a wonderful time.
Alfie is 4 weeks old in these pictures. His eyes are open now and he can hear. He is moving around a lot more. He has started to eat dog food twice a day and isn't drinking as much of his mother's milk.
Alfie is 2 weeks and 4 days old. He can open his eyes but the world looks fuzzy right now, this will improve in the next few weeks. He is starting to move around more using his front legs. He still cannot hear anything yet but is beginning to sense vibrations.
Alfie is 1 week 4 days old. Puppies are born unable to see or hear, their eyes remaining tightly shut until they are 10 days old. They are reliant on mum for all their needs: still unable to regulate body temperature they seek out their mum in order to stay warm. Here you can see Alfie and his brothers and sisters laying on a heat mat, near their mum.