It has not taken her long to come out of her shell. For good reason, she was terrified when she first came in to the apartment, but now she is quite the playful pup like her sister. She has a wider white marking on her head and has longer fur than her sister. Makes me wonder what exactly they are mixes of, but they are definitely terriers! And boy, do they get the looks when I am outside; everyone thinks that they are adorable and wants to meet them. Two cute...yes, the typo is on purpose.
Today was bath day. I have a little laundry bucket that acted as their tub within our tub. I imagine that it must feel good to get clean after living in the dirt, under cement blocks for a few days. I have put them both on the same medicine regimen (worms, fleas, ticks, etc.) so that both should be good to go for their health checks and vaccines tomorrow at the vet. I have been fastidiously cleaning the apartment and vacuuming, washing everything at the highest temperature, and learning that equal combinations of water with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice make great homemade, natural fleas sprays for the puppies and our furniture.
I have been reading quite a bit on raising puppy siblings. It usually is not recommended because puppies need so much individual attention and to bond with their human. One fear with siblings is that they may bond with each other rather than the human. Some things that I was doing instinctively are right on the money...feeding and taking them outside separately (giving them both one-on-one time with me). One thing that is recommended is that they have their own crates so they do not become too dependent on each other. Guess I will have to pick up an extra carrier at the vet tomorrow.