Shimmer and her puppies are healthy and doing great; the human family is exhausted. Shimmer likes to hold one or two puppies between her paws and cuddle with them, always different puppies; it is such a sweet sight. It's incredible how caring she is with then. However, at approximately 3-4 weeks, she will become tired of them, cutting down their nursing time until she finally stops altogether. It's like she forces them to become independent and ready for their next stage in life when they leave her. Mother nature is amazing.