Friday, September 3, 2010

9/3 Update - Keep Those Good Thoughts Coming!!!!

So far, so good - the puppies are still sneezing but don't seem to have gotten any worse!  They are growing so fast now it is hard to believe - definitely have a few different Daddy's in this group.

There is NO WAY that Cowboy has the same Daddy as Rose, Baron, Ava or even Riley. I will try to get weights tomorrow but it is tough. Momma Stormy has very little milk so medication and feeding time is just shy of 2 hours for the 10 pups one at a time and it has to happen 5 times a day. Missy is the loudest of the group and one of the puppies "trills" - it is adorable.  
The 8AM feeding is definitely WILD! There are 10 hungry puppies all wanting to be fed - Momma Stormy looks at me as if to say "well, OK, get to it then"! AND then she supervises and worries over every little squeak they make. After everyone is fed and cleaned up and asleep she comes up for a head wipe and tummy rub - I know she is thanking me. I cannot wait until she is in her own loving home with a full belly every night and knowing that the next day will be just as good if not better than the day before.

Momma Stormy makes progress with "trust" every day and now just accepts that she will get her penicillin injection without any fuss.  She is still a bit under the weather but much better than two days ago - unfortunately I think she has Sarcoptic Mange and is pretty miserable so the goal at this point, according to Dr. Josh,  is to keep Momma and pups together just one more week.

Thanks to Judy and Gerry - as soon as the puppies are old enough to play they have a huge box of toys to play with that just arrived!  

Please keep them in your prayers - just two weeks old today!


Author:Arlene Pace, September 18, 1998
Once I was a lonely dog,
Just looking for a home.
I had no place to go,
No one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets,
in rain in heat and snow.
I ate what ever I could find,
I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore,
My body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat
Or a gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance,
I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me
was really lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice
So gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me
And took me off my feet.
No one again will hurt you
Was whispered in my ear.
You'll have a home to call your own
where you will know no fear
You will be dry, you will be warm,
you'll have enough to eat
And rest assured that when you sleep,
your dreams will all be sweet.
I was afraid I must admit,
I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let
A human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds
And bathed and brushed my fur
She told me 'bout the rescue group
And what it meant to her.
She said, We are a circle,
A line that never ends.
And in the centre there is you
protected by new friends.
And all around you are
the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home
after you've been found.
And all the other folk
are searching near and far.
To find the perfect home for you,
where you can be a star.
She said, There is a family,
that's waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we'll find them,
just you wait and see.
And then they'll join our circle
they'll help to make it grow,
so there'll be room for more like you,
who have no place to go.
I waited very patiently,
The days they came and went.
Today's the day I thought,
my family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think
It wasn't meant to be,
there were people standing there
just gazing down at me.
I could tell they felt it too,for a special dog like you.
Now every night I say a prayer to all the Gods that be.
Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me.
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a Rescue Person

1 comment:

  1. This post truly "made my day". I was so worried about the two sick pups. So sorry Stormy has S/mange but it is treatable and I know she will one day have a beautiful coat.I love reading what a wonderful Momma she precious and caring to her babies. After having endured a lifetime of misery herself she still has the sweetest heart. Thank you Molly; you are the best foster Mom this family could EVER have wished for.