A photographic update on the Nellkins, who’ll be one week old this week! How time flies… they’re finally acting like puppies (as opposed to helpless little newborns). They’re having itty bitty mouth wars, yipping itty bitty puppy barks, and developing personalities of their own.
Rumble is independent — he doesn’t like you to help him try to find the nipple. He’ll do it himself, thanks all the same. As you might have noticed in the photos, he is almost always to be found next to Pixie. I think he’s got big brother syndrome. He has meltingly sweet eyes, and loves having his head scritched.
Pixie is fiesty – she likes to wrestle and play, and she loves to roll over and have her belly rubbed. She’s a fierce eater, and will knock her siblings out of the way if they stand between her and food. She usually sleeps on top of Rumble. She still only has one tiny freckle on her nose.
Jelly, formerly Calliope, is just plain sweet! She sleeps on her back, loves tummy rubs, heads straight for people as soon as they show up, and likes to hide underneath the edge of the blanket. Her eyes are shoe button dark and completely round, giving her the look of a Japanese anime character.
Thor is hungry! This boy can eat – and eat and eat and eat. He loves to rough house, he chases your fingers if you drag them across the bed, and he barks tiny little puppy barks if you make ‘yipping’ sounds at him. He’s tons of fun.
Butters is still the softest thing I have ever felt. She has a thick, double coat, more like a pug than a Frenchie, and a beautiful face. Penelope plays the most with her, because Butters really tries to engage her in play. She loves having the side of her face rubbed, and she doesn’t like sleeping on her back.
The rest of the photos are here, on Flickr.