Todd – 7 weeks old

I can’t believe how time has whizzed by, our little Todd is not so little any more!  He is growing into a sturdy, beautifully proportioned young man with bags of character.  He has such a happy nature, knows his own mind and is very content in his own company, as long as he is surrounded by his ‘siblings’ – his cuddlies!  When he leaves us next week he will be taking quite a few of his cuddlies with him to help him settle in at his new home, but I know his new mummy and daddy are going to adore him and worship at the alter of Todd, as we have done for the past seven weeks!

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Todd is cuteness personified!

Well, what an exhausting day our little man has had, trying his best to be ultra-cute, which I think he has achieved!  On his best behaviour today as his new mummy and daddy came to visit him for the first time and they were suitably impressed!  How could anyone not be with such an adorable little man?  I’m already beginning to suffer with a breaking heart for when we have to wave him off, but we know he’s going to a very loving and kind home.

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4 weeks old

Our little man is growing so fast and changes every day.  He’s not content in his pen when he’s awake and now has to come out and explore.  He’s getting very steady on his legs and can run at quite a lick, we’re needing eyes in the back of our heads with him.  The big dogs all love him and treat him so kindly, they always seem to be aware of where he is and are extremely indulgent, even when he swings off their ears and bites their legs and lips!

He’s such a character, he makes us laugh every day!  In the last photo our grand daughter Freya is sharing Todd’s bed!

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Happy Easter Todd – 3 weeks old today!!

Three weeks old today, how the time rushes by and Todd is changing so quickly now.  He comes out in the kitchen every day and is beginning to actually run around in his little pen.  Still too small to be let loose in the whole of the kitchen and Flick is still a bit wary of the other dogs, but she allowed Grandma Dawn to wash his face yesterday!  His nose pigment has nearly filled in completely and his coat is growing thick and lush.  He looks permanently sad because he has so many wrinkles around his face, there’s a great deal of growing to do in that head!  Enjoy Toddie’s 3 week old pictures.

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Out in the kitchen for the first time

Todd has joined us in the kitchen for the first time yesterday.  He now has an open fronted bed so he can waddle around in a little pen, safe from inquisitive eyes.  Flick was extremely protective of him and kept a wary eye on the big dogs when they came over to say hello.  I think she was quite relieved when we returned him to the Nursery at bedtime.  He will come out every day now to get used to all the daily sights and sounds of a household.  After a couple of weeks he will be with us permanently in the kitchen and then, weather permitting, he will start to explore the big outside world.

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Two weeks old today!

Little Todd has hit his milestone 2 week old birthday!!  He celebrated by opening his eyes yesterday and today the shuffle around his box has turned into an unsteady, wobbly little walk!  His ears are opening as well and he looks up when we go into his room and sometimes gives a wuffly little bark!  He’s too adorable for words.

I’ve desperately tried to get some photos with his eyes open, but it’s very early days and at the moment he spends most of his time when his mummy isn’t around, asleep!

Anyway, happy birthday my treasure, here are two more pictures to celebrate your birthday.

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Happy one week old birthday Todd!

Our little man is one week old today and to celebrate he’s asked me to put a few birthday pictures on his blog, so as his ever obedient servant, I’m doing just that! Todd is now 2 1/2lbs in weight and is fast turning into a baby piglet!  Even so, he is up on his front legs now and barking like a big dog!  Heaven help us all when he opens his eyes, there’ll be no stopping this little man!  His head changes the most, when IRWS are born their noses and muzzles are squashed and their heads almost round without definition, he now has a pronounced muzzle and nose, his ears are lying further back on his head and beginning to flatten and his eyes are shaping underneath the lids.  He has such a strong, thick tail and a belly to rival Buddha!  He had his first night sleeping alone with his mummy last night, we were very anxious about leaving them alone, so Shaun set his alarm clock for 3 a.m. and sneaked in to check all was well.

Flick is now eating well again, she went off her food for a few days and would only be hand fed cooked (warm) chicken or lamb, but yesterday she ate a good tea with the other dogs and again this morning she was out running then had a good breakfast.  She is beginning to leave him for slightly longer periods during the day and yesterday afternoon had a short sunbathing session with us and the other dogs, so at the moment all is rosy in Todd’s little world.

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