The confidence level is building while outside of the whelping box. The first couple of times, little Pearl was quite nervous about it and now she just walks around and is always the first to dig into the cereal. They are getting to the fun stage of crawling all all over you, but no teeth, so no biting!! :-)
I just take pictures as I am able to find good shots. I really do not focus on any one pup in particular, although it may seem that way at times.
We need a bigger dish!
Ollie stands in the dish:
Elsie wants to get back out of the box:
Sparty and I don't know who cuddle up with a toy:
After the bowl has been cleaned up by the pups, I then let B'Nellie in to finish the cleaning - especially the puppy cleaning: