Yesterday was a big day for some of our pups. The oldest group of puppies we have here, four, who will be a year old in March, were moved from their puppy pen to real dog houses, in the real dog yard.
They’re dealing with the change in their own puppy-logical way.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, these puppies each got their own collar. And their own house. And their own chain attaching their collars to their houses. So they yelped and jumped and gnawed on their chains and got tangled. Then they calmed down a little bit.
These are their new houses. Usually, these houses are just used for momentum - as in, they’re attached to the wheel, which is like a giant dog walker (usually eight dogs are hooked up to the wheel, where they run in circles for one or two or five hours at a time). This time though, we set the brake on the wheel, lowered the houses, and put straw in the houses. Voila, new homes.
As was previously mentioned on my blog, a long time ago, when I last discussed the puppies, none of them have names yet. As these four now have houses, my co-handler and I feel they should also have names. He wants to name them after motorcycles, because he thinks motorcycle inspired names could sound fast and intimidating. He’s suggested Buell, Ducati, and Harley.
I suggested that we name this one Sidecar.