Monday, August 23, 2010

Puppy News

Before I talk about my puppies, I wanted to let you know of another foster blog that I recently discovered. 
From Shelter 2 Home is the blog of a teenage foster volunteer for Jacksonville Humane Society.  She currently is fostering three adorable puppies, and is doing a great job helping to save lives.  Please stop by and thank her for the work she is doing! 

Now on to news of my puppies.  Panda Bear and Poky are part of a litter of six pups. They came from southern Oklahoma, but I am working hard to turn them into proper Missouri dogs. The puppies were born and lived under an empty beach house. When the puppies were rescued they were covered with fleas and had many spots of missing hair due to the flea bites. Their rescuer got them needed medical care and then brought them to us so we could help them find homes. They should be ready to be spayed/neutered in a few weeks and then will be ready for adoption. Since there were six puppies, we found two other rescue volunteers who agreed to each take two puppies as fosters. As young as they are, it's not good for the puppies to be alone, so by keeping them with at least one sibling in foster care they can still learn proper dog behavior from each other. I'll share some updates/pictures on the other puppies soon. In fact, I should warn you now that you will probably see nothing except puppy pictures and puppy stories on my blog for the foreseeable future. I apologize in advance. If you get tired of puppies, please return in a few weeks when I will maybe have taken a picture of something or someone other than another puppy. Maybe.

Panda Bear
I took these pictures when I took them to my mom's house to meet my neices and nephew. It is very important for young puppies between 6 and 16 weeks of age to meet as many new and different people and situations as they can. This is true, but it is also a good excuse to take the puppies places to show them off. By the way, I didn't tell my husband I was bringing these puppies home. I waited until he noticed them and asked me about them. Then I said "what puppies? I don't know what you're talking about." But he didn't believe me. So I changed tactics and said "they aren't puppies, they are guinea pigs." They are about the same size as guinea pigs, so I thought it was worth a try. He didn't fall for that either. But incidentally, my three year old nephew did, and when his parents said something about the puppy he was holding, he informed them that it wasn't a puppy, it was a guinea pig! Or maybe he was trying the same trick in hopes that his parents would let him keep a guinea pig.

And now I'd like to share with you a brief compilation of playful Poky puppy pictures.


Sara said...

The Poky Little Puppy is one of my FAVORITE children's books and your new foster pup looks exactly like him! Love this!

3 doxies said...

Hey dis is Puddles...duh.
I can't believes dat man of yours is still withs you...hehehe...I kid you. He gotta be's a good man. My dad would already be looking furs a divorce lawyer...hehehe!
ANyways, I be's nice now...those are da cutest little puppies evers (not counting me of course). They sure is lucky to be fostered by you. They will get plenty of loves and attention.


From Shelter To Home said...

First off I would like to say that I am so blessed that you would include me in your post.

And secondly, no matter how odd this might sound, Poky looks just like Penelope (my littlest in the litter). Even though Poky is black and white and Penelope is tan...yeah I told you it was weird...But they have the same high forehead and cute little bouncy ears! :)

BerniceK said...

Oh Laurie - You are one lucky lady!

Kari in WeHo said...

aaaaaaaaaaah puppies... wait I think I already said that

Don't forget, we moved to

Cupcake said...

Bring on the puppies!!!! I welcome as many puppy posts as you want to write. They are so cute!

Thanks for telling us about From Shelter 2 Home. I'm going over there as soon as I finish here.

Love, Cupcake

Lola said...

Awwww. Totally adorable. And they DO look like the Poky Little Puppy, except they don't really look like they're being all that poky.

lotsa licks, Lola

Nubbin' Tails said...

OMD they are cute! My mom did some thing like that a few years ago with a cat. Had a black cat, brought home another one and hoped it wouldn't be noticed! :-)

Mom actually LOL'd reading about the guinea pig discussion!


Mr. Nubbin'

JackDaddy said...

No more puppy pictures, because you're going to make me want another one! :)

Turke the GSD said...

What beautiful puppies. Although TURke doesn't like puppies cause they chew on him too much.....his Mom's heart melts for them. Turke just loves foster families.

Brooklyn Book Lover said...

Get tired of puppies??? NO WAY! Keep the pictures coming. They are adorable. :-)

Pibble said...

Tired of puppies. What a silly sentence - it doesn't even make sense! Bring 'em on!

Purrfect Haven said...

oooooohh. We would even consider being a puppy ourselves if we looked like him. SWEET. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

havetailwillwag said...

OMG!!! i am literally squealing with delight and cute overload!!!!!!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Hi there, I'm new to your blog and wanted to start out by saying how much I admire you for fostering all of these wonderful dogs! I have often thought of fostering, but my boyfriend and I have both come to the conclusion that, because of my huge love for dogs, I would end up a hoarder instead of a fosterer, lol!

Your 2 newest fosters are so darn adorable and I would never get tired of seeing pictures or reading about them!!

Sue said...

They're so cute. Is there anything cuter than a puppy at play?