The puppies are now nearly 4 weeks old… they are big monsters now, eyes open, ears cocked and teeth pushing through the gums. They are exhausting poor Evie, she now has to come away from them to get a bit of a rest. They have just started eating small amounts of solids and luckily everything seems to have gone well (weaning is another danger time for pups, where problems in the digestive systems can become evident). Tuesday they will have their second worming and the next 4 weeks will be a flurry of boisterous pups and piles of poo! ;-( Evie will pretty soon give up on her maternal cleaning duties – seems fair, there is only so much a girl can stomach.