Friday, May 23, 2008

May 23 (1) - Eating in Symmetry

Maybe we planned it, maybe not but there is a certain orderliness to these pictures.  Don't you think?

You may be wondering what is going on here. In order to maximize Ming's nursing, we put her on her back so that the puppies can get at the milk without clawing and fighting among each other.  They look very civil in this shot don't they?

So we've seen the puppies' acceptance of gruel (bad sounding I know). We have experimented with small plates separating the puppies into groups.  At times, a few from one group are disinterested in eating and may go to another group's plate.  Many times, they walk all over the plates.  It appears a bigger plate works.

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