It’s official – the scales we have are useless to weigh a wriggling two week old puppy. Once they get to 1kg they won’t sit still long enough to get any sort of reading. Fortunately, we have ordered some fish and luggage scales that we can use from now on and they should be here in a day or two. In the meantime it’s anybody’s guess exactly what the more wriggly puppies weigh at the moment. I can tell you that Aristotle has gained weight, but other than that it was all a bit vague. Maybe the answer is to put all the sleeping puppies in a large basket on the scales and then take them out one at a time and see how much it goes down by.
Today’s profile update is the character of the pack. It’s quite incredible when they are just two weeks old and only really eat or sleep that Amigo has already stood out as the Macavity of the pack. If you don’t know who Macavity is then I heartily recommend reading T.S. Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’. You will find there is really no one like Macavity, except of course Amigo. He’s always the first to start climbing out of the washing basket at weighing time. He’s the one to be found clambering over the others to get to the top of the pile and in the nicest possible way seems to be a fun loving little puppy. It’s anybody’s guess what he weighs today. He simply wouldn’t sit still.
The closest I can tell you is less than Arnold and more than Aristotle. He chunters in his sleep and is utterly lovely. I predict he will be the one to run through muddy puddles and then shake all over you.