When you think your dog is in a funk and she lightens up when the pups come and go you tend to worry when they go what she will then do.
But I know from the past that it brings closure for them and for us. Sure you still miss them but you see how happy they are and you go, then that's the way it should be!
Since the puppy visit Abigail has found her full out play again with Roxie and Panda. The 2 daughters are rather pleased that mom is playing full on with them like she did before pups. It's not as if she forgets about them. She actually still plays with them but her focus is on the pups and rightly so. When the pups are gone moms can go back to teaching and playing and that is exactly what she has done.
Interesting enough Treasure has found her fondness for Monty, her son.
Someone asked do they remember and I think they always do but some feel their job is done. Other times their focus has to be on other things like pups. In some ways not falling back into that 'the way it was' is healthier for mom and pup. They end up truly moving on but as I see Treasure investing her time with Monty I see she is missing that connection too.
I am lucky as I truly have great moms.
On Sunday I think the moms are going to get an extra treat. They deserve it!! I hope all of the new puppy moms also get an extra treat. You too deserve it!
Perhaps now you understand why we do these puppy visits. Over the years we found it was important to do them for us, for the canine moms and the new parents. I wish other breeders did similar.