Mama Beans taking a break

Beans is with her six 1 week old puppies 22 hours a day. She enjoys spending the remaining two hours sniffing around the block like her life depends on it, cuddling and squirming around on the couch, getting pets, devouring immense amounts of food, and checking out all the best hide and seek places onContinue reading “Mama Beans taking a break”

The first week

Thursday, November 21st – Wednesday, November 27th Beans is such a good mama!  She is happy to get up to go outside and then eat and drink, but then she hurriedly climbs back into the whelping box.  Beans rearranges her puppies into a neat pile and then curls around them to offer them her nipples. Continue reading “The first week”

Birthday Sadness

Around 6pm on the puppies’ birthday, I went to check on the new mama and puppies.  The first born puppy was not tucked in with Beans like the others were.  I very slowly and carefully scooted him into the pile.  I didn’t expect Beans to want to leave them, but she got up when IContinue reading “Birthday Sadness”

Puppies!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 – At 6am, after being up with Beans a lot of the night, I staggered down to check on her.  Still no puppies.  But she was still anxious and I knew labor was imminent.  I was scheduled to walk dogs at the shelter from 9-11am.  I emailed the volunteer coordinator toContinue reading “Puppies!”

Photogenic Beans

I know, I know…you were expecting a puppy update!  Puppies to come, but I couldn’t NOT include these pictures of gorgeous Beans! Please follow the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s facebook page (and of course http://www.welcomepaws.org!) for more pictures and information about Beans and the puppies! Get involved! Find a local rescue and adopt, foster,Continue reading “Photogenic Beans”

Amina becomes Beans

Still Thursday, November 14th, 2019 – I read over Amina’s file carefully.  I like to be prepared and learn everything I can about a foster pup’s history.  According to her previous owners, Amina was good with the large dogs that she lived with but not great with little dogs and had never been around children. Continue reading “Amina becomes Beans”

Amina comes home

Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019 – Today was the day we were bringing home Amina, our pregnant foster dog.  I crossed my fingers that she hadn’t gone into labor the night before.  I lined the interior of the car with cozy blankets and an extra leash to secure Amina in the car and headed to theContinue reading “Amina comes home”

Diary of a serial fosterer

Friday, Nov 8th, 2019 – The foster request email was long that day.  Many cats and dogs were in need of a foster, to address medical needs, for a de-stressifying shelter break, for a chance to grow…  At the very bottom of the lengthy email, without a picture, was the comment “we also have aContinue reading “Diary of a serial fosterer”

Poop on the ceiling

About a week after meeting Lynn’s first potential adopters, I woke up to a surprise.  Nope, not a snow day or even a fresh dusting of the stuff.  Heck, I don’t even like snow and two feet of it would have been preferable to what I saw when I went to get Lynn to startContinue reading “Poop on the ceiling”