Early photos today because our Chase must go to a dog show
The babies are becoming more and more interested in what is outside the whelping pen. Holmes is plotting a jailbreak, but I expect to move them to the box with an attached potty station next weekend — hope we can keep them corralled until then. Phoebe has really relaxed with me and the other two dogs. She still starts barking the moment she steps out the door. Once upon a time I had a cocker spaniel like that — it made me crazy! Inca sometimes does that barking for no reason — and she has a really annoying bark. However, debarking costs over $300 per dog, so I guess they’ll have to learn that “stop” means STOP NOW, without surgical intervention.
My camera has a “Stop Red-eye” setting and that’s what I used for these photos. This setting makes the flash do a series of tiny flashes to accustom the eyes and then does the real flash — so maybe no more Halloween eyes for Phoebe!