Sunday, June 09, 2013

Puppy update

Our three little foster puppies are doing well and are obviously feeling much better than when they first arrived.  They went to the vet the day after they flew in and were diagnosed with whipworms and coccidia. Neither of which was very surprising.  So, a dose of wormer (to be repeated seven days later), some antibiotics and a flea and tick treatment got them headed in the right direction.

Initially, I was a bit concerned about Treasure who was, compared to Journey and Keeper, somewhat lethargic and not eating very well.  As I had hoped would happen, after a couple of doses of the antibiotics, she has turned into a rambunctious and silly puppy with a great appetite.

Treasure

In the above picture, she looks rather chubby but she is actually quite skinny, as they all are, weighing just over six pounds each.  But not for long based on the way they are eating!

They are really enjoying the big dogs and it is so funny to watch them initiating play with dogs that are so much bigger.

Keeper and Forest

Out in the yard, the most challenging thing is trying to keep an eye on all of them at the same time.  Although we have a fully fenced yard, the puppies are so small that I was concerned about them finding a space big enough to get through.  The puppies were having too much playing with each other and the pack to be interested in going far.


Journey may not realize that Breeze is blind but she seemed to be trying to hide from her.

Journey: "You can't see me!"

The only one who decided to lay in the dirt was Journey.  I know that she is really a lovely white color under that dirt!


So, Hiker, what do you think of these little puppies?

"Whatever..."

That really does sum up her feelings.  She's given them a few sniffs but doesn't really seem overly interested.  Typical laid back Hiker who has seen quite a few fosters come and go.

11 comments:

  1. They are adorable. We hope they find their forever homes quickly.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Awww they are adorable. What a wonderful foster home you have given them. Enjoy them while you can and we wish them a wonderful forever home. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  3. Hi acd6pack, nice to see that the foster puppies are doing well. We particularly like Journey; what a cutie!

    Here's a message from Melon for your Mom:
    I was in a park with a lot of dogs today, and got to chatting with a lovely lady named Jayne about her shelter volunteering and her sweet dog named Kudos, who is deaf. I mentioned your blog because of your many special needs dogs, but Jayne was amazed to find that her Kudos is the spitting image of your Breeze! If it's okay with you, she'd like to send you a message (and compare photos!) so if you're interested, leave me your email or send me one at giantovoidfruit [at] gmail [dot] com so I can pass on your email to her. (There doesn't seem to be a internal communication/mailer on Blogger, is there?)

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  4. Now that is my puppy fix done for today. How cute. Glad they are doing well. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Glad that every dog is getting along and that the fosters are finding their way. 6 pounds each - so precious!!

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  6. Is there anything cuter than puppies? Nah! Happy to hear Treasure is feeling better. Nothing like a little TLC to turn things around!

    Susan and Wrigs

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  7. Oh my goodness! What a bunch of dogs and puppies! Your pack seems very sweet towards all those little ones. Bless their hearts, and yours!

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  8. Bless them! They are too adorable.
    Dina Mom

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  9. They are so cute. Do you worry about them having worms and the rest of the pack catching them? Is it possible?

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