I feel like just about every photo I post is when she is in her pen, I think this has something to do with the fact that she is a little wild child and getting her to hold still for photos when awake is pretty much impossible, lol. This puppy is an energizer bunny, playing for hours, getting zoomie at the slightest thing, and attacking us with kisses! She is going to be amazing for someone who wants an active dog, she has such a good nature and is incredibly smart, picking up on things almost instantly.
I have been really impressed by Bella, on day five she started signaling at the door to go out to potty, and now, a week and 2 days since arriving, she hasn’t had a accident in over four days! She runs to the door every time she needs out and rarely uses the paper in her pen anymore, preferring to go out to potty. She is one smart cookie, and aside from puppy biting, which is quickly being corrected, she is perfectly mannered, so good and quiet, sleeping through the night. I know I have said this more than once, but it’s just so surprising to end up with a puppy that I didn’t raise that is so good.
Bella has confirmed rescue, so will be leaving this upcoming Thursday, one of the litter went home today, and the other four that are left will be going to rescue tomorrow morning; what does this mean? well first it means a TON of cleaning, with a litter of six, plus a single pup, there will be more to do than normal for sure. From scrubbing mud off walls, to washing several loads of dog laundry, it generally takes me about 2-3 days to get everything fully cleaned up and put away after a litter. After all of that though, it means I am ready to take another dog/litter on! That excites me more than words could ever say, every new arrival is different and wonderful, and I cannot wait to have another litter to share with everyone!
In Bella news: Tomorrow will mark one week since she came home, and she has been doing amazing! Since yesterday she has started to signal when she needs out to potty, running to the door and looking back at me, and just last night she held it all night instead of going on her paper, waiting so she could go outside to potty, so proud of her! She is almost perfect, house training quickly, loves her crate, quiet all night and whenever in her pen, sweet, active, and very smart. She’s an amazing little puppy!
I think the title is fitting, between a litter of six, and a hyper little puppy, things have been interesting. Bella is doing very well, and has been loving playing with the other six foster pups, they can’t all be kept together since the six are so much bigger, but they play all together often, they are so good with her! They all outweigh her little 11lb self by at least 15lbs, but she doesn’t care, takes on all comers and has put even the biggest in his place when he got a little too enthusiastic for her liking. The energy difference between the litter and Bella is unbelievable, they are these big, lazy couch potatoes, and here she is zooming around for hours.
Taking care of a litter and a single pup that are completely independent of each other outside of play time hasn’t been as hard as I would have imagined, Bella is such a good girl in her area and never gets whiny, she also sleeps through the night, a big plus. One thing I forgot since the last single puppy I have had, they need to potty almost constantly at this age, and they will chew on everything, BUT what they are supposed to, lol.
One of the six is leaving later today for her new home, and the others, including Bella, are likely going to be leaving this Thursday for rescue, so while I am sad that an empty house is coming soon, it does make me happy to know that means I am open to take the next one in need!
And for one last bit of amusement, this is the face my neighbor’s dog, (who just about lives with me) makes whenever she realizes there’s a new foster puppy here, lol. She tolerates the new additions, but is extremely jealous when I am not paying her all the attention.
Meet our latest foster/stray rescue, Bella! This adorable little Boxer mix girl was found by a neighbor, who was unable to keep her, and because of this asked if we could take her on, we said yes of course. She will likely only be here until Thursday since I am sure a rescue will snap her up, but thought she was too cute and unique not to share! I have never seen a pup with such an unusual coat; brindle on her rear end, merle patching on her front, and blue merle on her muzzle. She is a good girl, playful, and sweet. A bit unsure at the moment, but a good girl never the less! She is super quiet when in her pen, and is doing really well about asking when she needs out to potty. Glad to be able to help her!
How awesome is my new puppy gate!? Been using everything from playpens to large pieces of cardboard to keep the pups in the kitchen during playtime, but they just weren’t holding up, so we went with a stronger and more permanent solution. I am loving this gate, so much easier to use and is working great, especially for larger puppies!
Sorry for my absence, I promise I am still alive! Life’s been crazy and quite stressful over the last few days due to a sick foster puppy, five other siblings, a new family kitten, and roof trouble. Unfortunately, my current foster puppies are part of a court case, so for the safety of all involved I am unable to share them. On a happier note, the sick pup is starting to heal, and the rest of the craziness is starting to settle down. I will do my best to keep things updated here, and will of course be sharing future litters! Sorry for the rambling post, being exhausted and typing is probably not the best idea, lol. Anyways, I hope you are having a paw-some Halloween!
This is what happens when it rains and you have puppies; mess city!