The round disc is a heated whelping nest that maintains a constant temperature for the puppies with no risk of burning like a heating pad can. Tweed however feels that it is for her comfort and she usually lays on it and the pups have to take what little space is left over.
I'm not sure if pups at this age are really cute or if they simply resemble white gerbils.
Meanwhile our little 9 week old tri belton that we purchased is settling in nicely. Our goal for her is not only to join our hunting pack but also to be able to breed her to a couple of the nice males I have out there from my prior breedings. Her name is Roxie and she hails from Minnesota. Wonderful friends of ours from NH flew her back with them after visiting with their son out that way.
Not being so good