Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a while since I've had 2 litters of pups the same age at the same time. They're a lot of work! Luckily, they get along marvelously and are now thoroughly integrated, living in the same pen and allowed out to tear up my bedroom at the same time. However, I can't tell you how sick I am of the smell of wet newspaper! Some... not all... of the pups are real waterdogs and apparently HAVE to play in the water bowl every couple hours. And some of them seem to think a drink goes down easier if the front feet are firmly planted inside the bowl. It seems like they are always wet... faces and feet and often the backs and sides of pups who haven't been in the water. It's not a pretty sight!

Then, there is the getting ready to go to new homes situation. The identifiable picture solution has worked and everyone has picked. And everyone has let me know when the pup should leave and how. Now it is just getting everything scheduled and PRAYING the weather co-operates. Tall order at any time, but especially in mid-August. My vet has decided JUST THIS TIME to write health certificates for the pups that are being shipped. (Normally, they don't do them for anything under 6 months which has meant a trip to a second vet... 30+ miles away... for the official health certificate after my vet has done their departure exams.) I cannot tell you how much this concession means to me! Another beneficial result of the microchipping!

ALL the pups will be gone within a 2+ week period... another amazing thing since they usually trickle out over a month's time. And it is suddenly going to be very VERY quiet around here. Whatever will I do with myself?

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