Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Puppy Insights

As a dog foster parent, I've taken care of hundreds of puppies. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration... okay fine, a huge exaggeration. But I do feel that I have enough experience with puppies to share with you the following insights.

1. All puppies are cute. And as a general rule, the cuter the puppy, the more trouble they are.

2. A puppy needs to drink and eat often. And what goes in, must come out, just as often. Be prepared to do a lot of cleaning up when you have a puppy.

3. The only thing cuter than one puppy is two puppies. However, refer to rule #1 and rule #2 above.

4. Even a typical "tough guy" can be brought to his knees by puppy love.

5. Puppies love to chew. No matter how cute they are, don't let them get away with chewing on things that you don't want to be destroyed. If you never really liked that pair of shoes though, just let them keep chewing while you take pictures.

6. Don't let them fool you. Puppies can be tough too.

7. Puppy teeth are some of the sharpest teeth in the world. They have been proven to be sharper than knives. Really.    Okay not really.

8. When they are just six weeks old, most puppies haven't completely mastered running or walking. And this makes them fun to watch. But be warned - by seven weeks old, they may have mastered the art of escaping from their pen. So when you get home from work, you could find them wandering around the house, doing whatever they want (refer to rule #2 and rule #5 above).


Remington said...

What a great post! AND the puppy pictures! Priceless! Thanks for sharing....

3 doxies said...

I haves no clue why my mum keeps looking back at #1...I mean really? I has never been any truble..okay well...never mind.
Other tham myself, them are some sa-weet pups.
Hey dat shirt you was talking bout...dat IS me on there....hehehe...okays, you just pretend it me.


Sue said...

Having eight puppies at once was more fun and more tiring than anything I can think of.

Kari in WeHo said...

oh wow they are cute but those are some very true rules. Baily was 7weeks and 1 day when we got her so we learned all of that

Don't forget we moved to

Cupcake said...

I love these puppies!!! I always adopt adult dogs but once I broke down and adopted a puppy. I just had to because she looked like she just flew in from Planet Cute, same place these two came from. Your rules are so right!

Two Pitties in the City said...

They are so adorable. We ended up adopting adult dogs because I don't think I'd be able to handle a puppy, but I bet fostering gets that all out of your system.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just read your blog for the first time and enjoyed reading about everydog in your family! (Well, and Merlin. He sounds nice, even if he is a cat!) I have a lot in common with Noelle - I sometimes potty in the house, and I don't greet other dogs nicely, and I love to cuddle too! And guess what? My mom's name is Noelle!! Those puppies look like lots of fun, too!

Wiggles and Barks,


JackDaddy said...

Oh no. Puppies.

Don't remind me :)

From Shelter To Home said...

I can totally relate to every rule except 8. Luckily the pen I use has a very high wall and is completely impossible to climb.
But other then that all rules apply. My puppies are seven weeks old today and have mastered all arts, including hiding. :)

BerniceK said...

awwww just what I needed today - puppy pictures. Thanks for posting them...

Raising Addie said...

What a FUN post!

These pups are scary cute! LOVED the video!

Lots of Luv and Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

meowmeowmans said...

Yay for puppies! Thanks for such a fun (and informative) post. :)