I finally got an old camera to take a video that could be downloaded (uploaded? I never did understand the difference between those two terms) to my computer so you can see the puppies in action on the blog. Yesterday, I gave them one of Allie's big cat toys - a ball with holes in it and two rattle type balls inside. It has been a BIG hit with the dogs. Apparently, it's much more fun to play with a cat toy than any of a dozen dog toys I've given them (with the possible exception of two "Buster cube" treat-dispenser toys).
In this first video, Pumpkin (one of the two largest pups) is carrying the ball, chased primarily by Summer (the smallest pup).
In this second video, you'll notice that Summer (the smallest pup) not only gets the ball, but is able to hang onto it despite several tackles from the bigger players!
By the way, the dog bed used to be against the x-pen fence - it was the pups who pushed it into the middle to make themselves a racetrack!
I have a link to a video Gail took about three weeks ago, which I have been trying to post but have been unsuccessful - neither the photobucket URL nor the link provided by photobucket seems to work. If I can figure it out, I'll add it to this post later. Meanwhile, you can try cutting and pasting this link - perhaps it will work for you: