Actually, that's a bit unnecessarily dramatic (a circumstance that you know I can
Tuuli has been a model mum. She has performed so much better than we expected. I thought there could possibly be a little over-protectiveness. But on the contrary, Tuuli is so proud of her puppies and pleased to show them off. She doesn't even panic or even worry when I pick one up for a cuddle or to be weighed. She is attentive and wants to know what I'm doing, but she's not worried.
I also thought it could be possible that she might resent having to spend her time with the puppies and miss out on what is going on with the rest of the gang. There are occasions when she runs downstairs and leaps onto the sofa hoping for a game with Maija, but she is more than happy to head back upstairs and she really seems to enjoy spending time with her puppies.
You can see from her photos how content she is with them and what lovely care she is giving them. I couldn't ask for more from her. She is absolutely perfect as a mum - what lucky puppies!
And so to the one-week-old portraits.