Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I now officially have 7 dogs, 9 cats, 2 ferrets, and 1 snake living in my house. The other foster mom for 3 of the puppies returns today, so they will be leaving shortly. That'll be a breath of fresh air! I love having all of the puppies... but it is a lot of work! You think having 1 puppy is hard? Try having 5!

I guess I should explain the mass amount of cats. I now have 6 feral kittens. I've had 4 of them for a week or two now. I just found 2 more today. I think that they are from the same litter, though. Sadly, one of them has a growth/tumor on her eye that is keeping her from opening it at all. The growth will definitely need to be removed. Possibly the entire eye. We have GOT to catch those feral months and having them spayed immediately. I have to wait for Heather to get home, though. She's the one with the money! Yikes! Definitely in over my head with this. All are well-cared for right now, however. They have food, water, litter boxes, toys, etc. I'm trying to socialize them, too. A few of them are coming around. Finally! They spent the first week wanting to eat my face.

Ahhh, the hardships of being an animal lover. I'm poor as anything - but damn if my heart isn't full.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Due to my laptop being stolen, updates are lacking.

The puppies are all doing well. Surprisingly, the last two weeks have gone by rather quickly. Sheba, Tiana, and Lush still have accidents in the house, but what do you expect from young puppies? They are totally weaned off of milk and only eating puppy food now! They've grown up so fast! They all weigh over 8lbs now and are ALL puppy! They are actually really good pups, though.

Lush has a home, and she'll be leaving on Thursday. Tiana does not yet. But three of the others from the litter of nine have adopters! Baby steps... They'll all find great homes.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


My new foster kids have been doing very well! I was initially quite resistant about taking on puppies since I had such a hard time with Brody when he was growing up, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm having fun with these little girls!

Yes, I'm slightly sleep deprived... and I do probably spend a good 2 hours of day cleaning up after them - but those cute faces are totally worth the work!

My boys as nearly excited about the new additions as everyone else is, however. Brody still can't quite figure out what to do with them. It's like he gets frustrated when they don't play with him... so he yaps that annoying yap of his as if they'll play with him if he does it over and over again. For a clumsy boy who is really still a puppy himself, though, I'd say that he's doing pretty well with them. Jackson is portraying the "grumpy old man" side of himself these days. They look weird. They are tiny. And they want to touch him. He wants little to nothing to do with them and retreats to the bedroom as quickly as he can when the pups are out. I saw a glimmer of hope today, however, that he might warm up to them eventually.

Apart from being tired, going through mass amounts of paper towels and Wee Wee Pads, and the smelliness that puppies come with, I'd say that it's going very well. I know it doesn't sound glamorous, but I'm having fun!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


But I've got six, so what does that mean?! That I have an army? Of dogs?

While I was quite sad about Zoe's departure, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was a little choked up when I was holding her and saying "goodbye" before handing her over to Jessica. There was a moment of sadness when I went inside and sat down, too. The fact that she went to a good home makes it that much easier, though. There's really no need to worry... and I'm sure to get updates on occasion about her!

As Jessica was leaving, she asked me to let her know when I was ready for another one. I told her that I was already ready! Bring it on!

Instead of one... I got three.

K9 Justice League recently rescued nine Pit Bull puppies. Mama Pit Bull was tied to a tree and starving. Jessica and her own mom have been taking care of all nine of the pups since Mama Pit Bull can't leave the shelter due to legal reasons. Plus, the poor girl wasn't really in great shape to be caring for so many children! When Jessica mentioned fostering two or three of the puppies, I confessed to her that I never wanted to have another puppy again. Brody wore me out... of puppies completely. Looking at them and playing with them is a whole other story than actually caring for one. She told me to think about it... and I did.

Surprise, surprise... I took on the challenge. My three bundles of joy arrived early this afternoon, and they've actually been quite kind to me so far! Sheba, Tiana, and Lush are all sleeping soundly as I type... but that will only last so long! They are all females... and all quite cute!

These pups are Pit Bulls, and I've already had to endure the change of tone when people find out what breed they are. It's like they are enthralled with the fact that they are puppies and "Oooo" and "Ahhh" over them, but when I say that they are Pit Bull pups, you get the "Ohhh..." out of most people. Clearly these four-week-old puppies are blood-thirsty, child-eating, vicious dogs. Can't you tell? It's so irritating that they are so misunderstood. I suppose that all we can do is keep trying to educate the public about the truth and hope that the future holds better plans for these amazing animals.

I'm actually dog-sitting right now, so I've got a whopping six dogs in the house! Jackson wants nothing to do with the puppies. Brody thinks that they are absolutely fascinating and can't understand why they don't really want to play with him. It's not that they don't want to play with him, though. He just so happens to be at least ten times the size of these little pups! Rosie loves them and seems to think that she's their mother. Too cute!

I see a long few weeks ahead of me with these girls, but I'm ready for it. I say that now, right? Let's see what I'm saying in a few days when I've cleaned up endless amounts of messes and haven't slept through the night!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I Don't Believe In Fairytales

I just got a text from the rescue saying that Zoe will be going to her new home tomorrow. I swear my heart skipped a beat when I read it. I'm excited for Zoe and the fact that she will finally have a permanent home. But I'm sad, too.

Long story short, it turned out that the test that said she was HW+ wasn't accurate. The blood work came back negative for HW. Thank goodness! Zoe still met with her potential adopters last Saturday, and they loved her. So... off she goes to her new family tomorrow. They have a couple other Shiba Inus, so they are familiar with the breed and everything.

I knew that the time was coming... but it was still kind a shock when Jessica (from the rescue) told me. I'm going to miss the princess! A lot! But thank goodness that she'll live out the rest of her life with a loving family. Just what she deserves after a rough start to life!

Let's just hope that I can hold it together tomorrow when she leaves. At least until the door shuts. Then I can blubber like a baby in private.