Fancy x Randy December 2012 litter of Miniature Australian Shepherds at 2 weeks old.
Left to right: Brave, Target (under), Tardy, Corky (over), Shadow, Storm.
Puppies typically open their eyes and ears at about two weeks old, and these are no exception. Yesterday, I could see just a glimpse of eyes through the slits and today all but Tardy have them wide open. By evening or tomorrow, hers will be open as well. Notice the ears have laid down against the puppy heads since the individual pictures which tells us they are also starting to hear the sounds of their world.
It is amazing the progress puppies make in their first two weeks, from residing in a bubble of embryonic fluid, to testing their legs for wobbly steps, nibbling on their siblings’ ears, and even sometimes a little squeaky bark while dreaming of chasing a future Frisbee. There’s a world of fun in that POP (pile of puppies) and enough love to make 6 families a lifetime friend!