|Meeting the transport van for our foster pups!|
|This is our group! Thank god we remembered the extra kennel!|
|One van arrives to meet a second van. |
Our pups came from Missouri and some pups were heading North to Minnesota.
|Little Piper saying hello!|
|George, Larry, Piper and Healy|
|Oh so tired. I would be too - since we woke up at 3:30am!|
|Mike loves his babies.|
|Healy, Jack, Alex, Larry|
|Piper and Bennett with Breaker in the background.|
So far, we managed to adopt out our first pup, Lolo to an awesome new family. We did pretty good with staying detached enough to let her go but she was a little peach and fit in very well with our little pack. Then we got Breaker, my fiance was a goner within minutes of meeting him. He is a funny pooch and from the minute he arrived, we could not imagine life without him. So Breaker stayed with us (foster failure.)
And now, we have the 9 pack. Nine, 8 week old, mixed breed puppies. Did I mention, NINE!
They are the sweetest babies and we have fallen in love. They look to be some kind of Boxer/Lab mix. Boxadors! My favorites are the feisty girls of the group. Two of them look like twins - the terrible twosome, Alex and Piper. And the third is named for my niece. (She insisted.) They are much smaller than the male pups but - oh are they BIG with personality! Because the group we work with adopts out many pups and adult dogs, we had to come up with some names for the file. We went with a "Orange is the new Black" theme. And surprisingly, most of the names fit the dog. It's going to be hard to see my sweet girls leave.
But life with the nine pack is crazy. Just figuring out which pup is which is a challenge enough - so imagine trying to feed them? Or get them all outside to potty? Or when one pup decides to crawl out of the puppy pen that Mike built for them? (That was Alex by the way. She's a little bit naughty but you can't stay mad at her because she is a sweet girl who just wants to be with her people.) Yes, it will be hard to let them go. But we are happy to have them while we do.
I guess with fostering you get to keep falling in love over and over.