Day 51 — Gone in 1/60th of a Second

Today I learned that MUNI is faster that a speeding flash camera! She loves the morning play session with the pack, While the adults focus on food or something a human is doing, MUNI bounces around the kitchen, biting tails, legs, ears, and necks.

The photos snapped with a shutter speed of 1/60th of a second captured most of MUNI’s play.

Day 51 - The Fast-Moving Puppy

Day 51 – The Fast-Moving Puppy

Unfortunately, her tail, legs, and ears are moving so fast that they look like they belong on a ghost!

When she catches up with Mom, she’s vicious!

Day 51 - MUNI the Ferocious

Day 51 – MUNI the Ferocious

But, Mom doesn’t mind. As you can see Zenith’s tail is wagging fast enough to be the ghost in this photo.

Of course, Mom is probably wagging the tail as part of her begging routine. Her people-pleasing style is transparent… and adorable.

 

 

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Day 50 — Establishing Favorites

Our 7-week-old girl has been inundated with play toys and  unleashed to roam the kitchen.  She approves.

Day 50 -- Chewing our Way to Happiness

Day 50 — Chewing our Way to Happiness

She romps and plays, but her favorite discovery is the communal dog pile in the Hide-a-Pet under the butcher block.

Day 50 -- Favorite Spot

Day 50 — Favorite Spot

She has loved being under the towel in the whelping box, but the butcher block gives her a real roof, apparently!

I took her outside with the pack today. It was warm enough that she and Mom could get comfortable on the bricks and nibble on their favorite foods.

Day 50 -- Favorite Foods

Day 50 — Favorite Foods

The mid-afternoon snack was very appreciated by MUNI. I had tried to tempt her with some canned puppy food, but she held out for Mom.

Day 50 - Dining Al Fresco

Day 50 – Dining Al Fresco

Our vet was surprised last week that Zenith continued to let MUNI — and her full set of sharp teeth — continue to nurse. Apparently MUNI has learned how to shield Mom with her tongue.  We are not embarrassed by the outdoor milk bar. Really.

Day 50 - Who Says I'm Too Old to Nurse

Day 50 – Who Says I’m Too Old to Nurse

The multiple sources of calories seem to suit MUNI, though. She’s up to 3 pounds 8.8 ounces as she celebrates her 7th week birthday.

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Day 49 — Developing a Personality and Fitting In

At the end of her 6th week, MUNI is definitely becoming more than a cute blob!

She started the day looking for playmates. She’s willing to share her toys!

Day 49 - Toys for the Morning Romp

Day 49 – Toys for the Morning Romp

Mother Zenith has always been comfortable nosing MUNI around and reacting to her taunts. Now SeQueL is getting into the act.

Day 49 - Just one of the Girls

Day 49 – Just one of the Girls

Day 49 -- Who's Biting Whom?

Day 49 — Who’s Biting Whom?

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Apex will approach the playing MUNI and wag her tail a bit. And, they get along fine on the TV room bed. But, Apex is a little reluctant to tackle the snarling, teeth-gnashing baby.
That’s okay, we think. All the adults are caregivers and interested in MUNI’s development, it seems.

Meanwhile, MUNI has discovered that her whelping box has two floors.

Day 49 -- Second Storey Job

Day 49 — Second Storey Job

Day 49 -- Moving Upstairs

Day 49 — Moving Upstairs

MUNI even figured out that the balcony view let her keep closer track of her daddies in the front room!

Day 49 -- Looking into the Living Room from a Good Vantage Point

Day 49 — Looking into the Living Room from a Good Vantage Point

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Day 48 — We’re Back

We returned from our quick Seattle trip about 4 and spent a bit of time getting reacquainted with the pack, including MUNI. We enjoyed the cute MUNI stories told by Tony, and very much appreciated his babysitting.

Tony allowed his dog, Truman, to be boarded so that our youngster wouldn’t be exposed to any nasty viruses. Fortunately the Wag Hotel seemed to amuse Truman greatly. He panted happily the entire drive back home.

At our den on 23rd St, we played and then cuddled extra close in the TV room.

Day 48 -- They're Back

Day 48 — They’re Back!

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Day 45 — Play and Seeing the Sun

MUNI’s days start out with play and food around 5:30 that lasts to 6:30. Then we crash. Geoffrey starts another round of play about 8 which lasts until he goes to work. Then when Galen gets back from delivering Geoffrey to BART, we have another play session. Like this one…

Day 45 - Enjoying Our Toys

Day 45 – Enjoying Our Toys

Today was warm and sunny, so I set the tripod up and took a few photos with MUNI.

Which pose do you like best?!! (Remember, you can click on any blog picture to see a clearer and larger version. Click again to see an ever bigger picture.)

Day 45 - Sticking Close to Dad in the Great Outdoors

Day 45 – Sticking Close to Dad in the Great Outdoors

Day 45 - Posing in the Sunny Backyard

Day 45 – Posing in the Sunny Backyard

Day 45 - Getting More Relaxed

Day 45 – Getting More Relaxed

Overall the outdoor exploration was educating. MUNI isn’t really sure what to do with the expanse, though!
Day 45 - Eeek! I am on the Bricks!

Day 45 – Eeek! I am on the Bricks! MUNI with Mother Zenith in the Sun.

After the afternoon of sun and mostly relaxation, we had our final dinner at home on the TV bed before heading off to Seattle for two days.

No picture or story for two days… next up will be Day 48!

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