The Sirin X Duman litter is continuing to grow healthy and strong, with eyes all open now and 3 puppies having achieved traveling awards (i.e., ability to climb out of the whelping box).
Unfortunately, at photo op time, puppies had just finished nursing and were very sleepy. The interesting thing this week was noticing that as soon as the eyes were open, the puppies were much more fearful of being picked up and weighed. The first day of eyes open, most of the pups soiled in the weighing box and most became very clingy with the front feet, hooking themselves onto my hands and fingers when picked up. The third day after eyes were open, the puppies were back at ease again about being weighed.