Monday, December 10, 2012

Double the Fosters...Double the Fun?

On Thursday night I had five foster dogs at my house (Ziggy, Allie, Lucky, Natasha and Lacey).  On Friday night I had ten foster dogs at my house.  Turns out when the vet said that Lacey's pups were due in 20 days, she was off by 18 days.  I came home Friday night and found Lacey on my bed, surrounded by her new babies.  Yep, she had her puppies on my bed.  This was one of those things no one warned me about when I signed up to foster. 

Fortunately there were no complications, and Lacey took care of everything perfectly.  All five puppies are healthy and doing well.  In spite of being a very young first-time mom, Lacey knew exactly what to do, and is handling the whole thing much more calmly than I am.  Originally Lacey was supposed to go to a special neonate foster home to have her puppies, and they'd all stay there together for four-to-six weeks before coming back to my house.  However, since she already had the puppies and everything went so smoothly, I decided it wasn't worth it to put her through the stress of moving to a new place.  So now I get to watch the puppies grow up every day.  And this is only day four, but I'm pretty sure they've noticeably gotten bigger already.  Here is a picture of the pups on the day they were born. 

There are three all-black pups (one boy and two girls), one chocolate pup (girl), and one yellow pup (girl).  Now I need some help coming up with names!  I like the idea of the shoe theme (to go with Lacey the mom).  Any suggestions?

Update 12/10
I wrote the above post over a week ago, but have been so busy I guess I never published it!  The pups are all doing well, and are getting bigger every day.  They still don't have names yet.

They have been moved to another room and are hanging out in a kiddie swimming pool so they can't crawl too far away and get lost! 

This is what they do... all day:

I think they look kind of like baby manatees.  Mixed with Shar Pei.    

 Yep, I'm sure that's what they are - Shar Pei/Manatee mixes. 

For those of you who forgot, here's what the mom looks like:
She is a wonderful mother, and has created five wonderful pups.  I believe that these are the best puppies in the whole wide world.  They are definitely the best behaved dogs at my house.  Maybe the best behaved dogs in the entire state! That might change once they're able to start walking, but for now, they're just perfect!


beana yo said...

I only came up with one shoe-themed name - the boy could be Grommet!

Anonymous said...

Doc Marten, Saucony, Timberland, Nike, Adidas, Sperry, etc

Christina said...

God Bless you Laura! The moma looks like one of Nitro's best dog park buddies. They could be twins! Good luck with everything. Those kiddie pools make the best whelping boxes don't they? Here is to having a full house of pure joy!

Anonymous said...

What sweet looking puppies!

Anonymous said...

Oxford, Saddle, Buster Brown, Birkenstock, and Chuck Taylor

Acd Pack said...

Congratulations to the new Mom Lacey and you too! What fun!! Well, for now. Then they'll be walking and running and house training....but you can do it! I'm looking forward to more pictures.

They are very cute puppies. Names? Well...for shoe types, how about Brogan or Buster? Brands...Ryka, Teva, Merrell or Scarpa?

Most important is of course, to have fun and relax!

Blueberry's human said...

They sure are cute! Just don't let Ziggy influence them! ;)

No idea for names though. Seems like others have great ideas though! :)

Two Pitties in the City said...

Too cute! Though I know how much work puppies can be. How do you do it all? (I know you did a post on it before...but I think you may need an update!)

Sue said...

Ha ha, just you wait till they have the eyes open, sharp little razor teeth and are running all over the place peeing every ten minutes. Having our pups was so much work, but worth every messy minute. Have fun.

Blueberry's human said...

You must have a constant euphoria going from all that puppy breath!!! So adorable!!!

Purrfect Haven said...

Hello dears. It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

Jenn said...

Updates? maybe?

Purrfect Haven said...

good luck with all your amazing work. Here we are wishing you a most happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx