Well, we’ve seen some blossoming and changing of personalities here this week, most notably Duchess who is not quite the sweet thing that I made her out to be earlier. I remarked to little Queen (in one of her quieter moments) that it appeared that she and her sister may have exchanged brains! Duchess is definitely asserting herself more with her litter mates and I would now place her just below Queen in pack order.
Treacle and Cheshire are more middle of the pack but with a little spunk. Treacle seems to have a curious adventurous side, Cheshire likes to play with the toys and seeks them out.
Hatter is Cheshire’s counterpart in the boys. Tweedle Dum who I pegged as a more mild, sensitive pup has blossomed into a very outgoing, playful boy always seeking my attention.
Jabberwock and Tweedle Dee are still “bubba” pups; good natured, outgoing and affectionate.
Gryphon has retained his bold, adventurous, confident spirit but it doesn’t seem to be in as much contrast to his litter mates as it was in the beginning. Either he’s mellowing out a bit or the others are spunking up.
One thing I have noticed is that all these babies have a real tendency to play with their paws. They slap each other and swipe the air much more than Ivy’s pups do. I find this interesting as this is one of Sawyers favorite gestures when he plays. One of his nicknames is “Slappy Man” as a result. Are such things heritable? I think maybe so!