Puppies’ First Meal The puppies partake of the Mommy meal which is becoming less and less forthcoming. Today Moonshella’s puppies had their first real meal. Well, actually they have been snatching a bit of chicken from Mom for a couple of days. Generally, we will start to feed puppies at about three and a half weeks but since we were asking friends to take care of them over the holidays, we decided to wait until we got home. The puppies dive in to their first real meal of Raw Green Tripe. So, their first real meal was…Tripe. Two pounds of Raw Green Tripe which they walked in, stood in and fell in – yucky! But they loved it! They worked on eating it for about ten minutes before we let Mom back in with them. They did a pretty good job of eating most of it. When Moonshella came back in to check the remains out, the puppies thought they should have an after-dinner drink but Moon was having none of that. Moonshella came in to clean up a bit so the puppies thought this was the perfect opportunity for dessert. Moonshella wasn’t too cooperative, however. So for the next few days, the pups will have chicken backs, cut up very small, and tripe. We will add Beef and Turkey in a week or so. As we have since their birth, we feed them Fastrack Gel every few days and Moonshella continues to get Fastrack Liquid Dispersible and Salmon Oil with her meals. New clean comforter and all resting after another great first! Puppy training continued today, too. We’ve been working on a lot of socialization and sounds around the pups from their birth, but today we started working with individual puppies on coming to different people and sitting and lying down. Tomorrow we’ll stack them up like little showdogs and take their individual portraits. Lots more puppy photos are published Flickr.