Bean puppies – Week 2

The Bean puppies (String, Sprout, Pinto, Vanilla, Fava, and Zulu Love) are 2 weeks old today.  Their favorite activities (okay, their only activities) are sleeping and nursing.  But all that sleeping and nursing have translated into a lot of growing.  Zulu and Pinto are the largest and have exceeded four pounds today.  The others areContinue reading “Bean puppies – Week 2”

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”

Introducing…

The children decide to give them names with “Bean”. Mae names the almost all white female Vanilla Bean. Dane names the dark gray one with the skinniest facial stripe String Bean. Nora wants a name with “heart” or “love” in it for the white female with the heart shapes on her side and rump.  AContinue reading “Introducing…”

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!”

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”

Lynn meets potential adopters

Lynn became available for adoption after her heartworm treatment.  She still needed a (long) while to recover and couldn’t be deemed heartworm free for months so would remain with us in foster, but if a potential adopter met her and fell in love, they could finalize the adoption and complete her care and treatment. IContinue reading “Lynn meets potential adopters”