Four weeks sees the visitors arriving, before then I prefer mother and babies to be left alone with minimal visitors, partly as some bitches can get stressed with strangers and of course more visitors = increased risk of illness. By four weeks the pups are much more robust - and the mum is usually starting to be more accepting of the attention their pups receive.
But she does not like to be away from them, so keeps a watchful eye on their playtimes. Funny how she is keen to help clean up their food bowls though.
|"Saturday" - now Helmi|
|"Monday" - now Otso|