Saturday, March 6, 2010

Puppy Withdrawal

Yesterday's post about puppies has brought me into puppy withdrawal.  I need a fix.  So I was very relieved when a friend invited me over to  take pictures of her two foster puppies.  They are four-month-old pug/poodle mixes, so I was expecting them to be tiny.  But then I found out the poodle was a Standard Poodle, not a Miniature Poodle.  They have the funniest long legs, and cute little pug-like curly tails.  My friend says they jump like grasshoppers.  I think they might need to jump their way over to my house so I can spend more time with them.  Because the short time I was there taking their pictures was just not enough.  How can you not fall in love with this?



Both my friend and I have decided that fostering puppies requires a second job to pay for all the repairs that need to be done once puppies arrive.  One of her two puppies ate her computer adapter.  And yesterday as I was writing a blog post, Ziggy ate through my wireless router Ethernet cable.  Perhaps he thought he could start his own blog by chewing on the wires. 





I have a theory.  I think if you foster puppies and they aren't destroying things now and then, you're not giving them enough freedom.  When you foster multiple animals, it's not possible to watch each one every second (it takes approximately 5 seconds for Ziggy to chew through a computer cable). And part of being a good foster parent is preparing the dog for its future adoptive home.  If the dogs don't get a chance to make a mistake, they aren't going to learn how to live in a house.  For example, Ziggy has now learned that chewing on Ethernet cables makes humans very upset.  And in my opinion, the cost of a new computer cord is a small price to pay to keep my fosters from living out their lives in crates, and to help prepare them for their future homes.  It's just an opinion, but fortunately its one my husband agrees with.  Although I haven't yet explained to him why the wireless stopped working and he can no longer use the laptop downstairs.  I wonder if "technical glitch" will hold up long enough for me to go find another Ethernet cable.   

14 comments:

hero said...

The price to pay... but a small price considering the bigger scheme of things. Hope the technical glitch would be solved soon enough.

Licks, hero

Pibble said...

Hmmm... Does hubby read your blog? :)

Frankie Furter said...

I'm thinkin' you could claim... Squirrels... Squirrels got in and look what they did...

Dog Foster Mom said...

Pibble - nope, he doesn't. So I can confess all here without him knowing. :-)

Frankie - great idea, I will have to try that.

meowmeowmans said...

Hope that technical glitch resolved itself soon! ;)

mayziegal said...

I thinks you might have to stop putting pictures of cute l'il puppies on here. It makes my mom do that high-pitched squealing sound that can be a teensy bit ear-splitting. BOL!

My mom also thinks that a peoples must be very patient to lives with puppies. And this is why she never wanted to adopt a puppy. Which I support since it worked out pretty good for me!

Hope your technical glitches get worked out real soon!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. Thank you for your nice comment on my bloggie yesterday. It made me feel all warm insides!

Bobby said...

What great looking little pups, we know what you mean when we have pups all the watching in the world, and they still manage to chew things. I had to buy a new lap top adapter it was a good job it was not 240v.
But you miss them so much when they go.

Anonymous said...

I do think this is a most incredible website for proclaiming great wonders of Our God!

Anonymous said...

i soooooo love puppies... I need a challenge in my life every once in a while and my Lexi who is no longer a puppy was a challenge and I loved living through it.

kissa-bull said...

aww those two are just adorabull

kissa-bull said...

aww those two are just adorabull

Two Country Poodles said...

I can totally agree...Letting dogs experience a home environment is the only way to make them home ready. It has worked wonders for my past foster dogs whom came from breeding kennels or puppy mills.

-Katie

havetailwillwag said...

i know i've said this a few times already but i am really in love with ziggy. there is just something about him. if i lived near you i would BEG you for him!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We understand about puppy withdrawl - we get it even reading about them! Oh, and if it makes you feel any better cats are just as good at getting through wires - we had a couple chewed through when our youngest were babies.