Next I attempted to pick up Callaghan to take her outside. Fortunately for me, staff picked up the clue (they missed the team meeting) and took the puppies out for me.
This one is pointing-not sure what he thinks he sees. I took him aside and informed him that we were Golden RETRIEVERS, not Golden Pointers.
This being the first time outside for the puppies, there were of course lots and lots of new smells to take in. One is checking the wind, while the others investigate the scents on the ground.
Roisin stalks a dandelion while another puppy looks on.
Roison nears her prey.
Limerick runs to see what Roison has.
Sorry, no punch line-just a cute puppy face.
Here you see them demonstrating their pack behaviour as they fan out.
Callaghan posing nicely.
I have no idea what's going on her, but don't they look cute?
And of course if you are a puppy, being outside for 15 minutes is pretty heady (and tiring) stuff. So staff brought them in, and they passed out promptly, as shown below.
Splash opted for the laundry basket.
Two more passed out under the couch.
(NOTE-In acuality, after playing outside, the pups were placed back in the pen. However, I decided to use my artistic license and embellish the sleeping part of today's tale. The pups are never allowed to be unsupervised when they are out of the pen. The last 3 pictures are actually from the day before)