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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Day 44 — Elect Me Your Playtoy

Today MUNI decided that she could come out of the whelping box to play. In fact, why did we ever stay in that limited space?

Day 44 -- Strutting Our Stuff in the Outside World

Day 44 — Strutting Our Stuff in the Outside World.
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She still enjoyed chewing the bedding in the whelping box, of course.

Day 44 -- We are a Play Machine. Seriously. Kicking it up a notch today!

Day 44 — We are a Play Machine. Seriously. Kicking it up a notch today!

Before dinner MUNI wanted to establish her territory, even as she invaded the rest of the kitchen.

Day 44 - Woof!

Day 44 – Woof!

Potential invaders of the whelping box were dealt with firmly!

Day 44 -- MUNI Protects Her Turf!

Day 44 — MUNI Protects Her Turf!

Geoffrey and the adult girls went off to start watching the election returns. Galen stayed at the computer to avoid the early reports which didn’t sound so good. But, after setting up Election Central in the TV room (formally the puppy room), the Geoffrey served the pack dinner.

MUNI ate some solid food. But, damn! Those toys are so distracting!

Day 44 - Food? No. PLAY!

Day 44 – Food? No. PLAY!

Day 44 -- All the Toys AND Food!

Day 44 — All the Toys AND Food!

Day 44 -- Who's My Next Playmate?

Day 44 — Who’s My Next Playmate?

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Day 44 -- Who is Tired?

Day 44 — Who is Tired?

After doggy dinner, human food was prepared and eaten in front of the television as increasingly better news came in. All of us wound up on the TV room bed mixing Netflix and Election Fix.

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