How will you let them go?

A few people have asked how we possibly let puppies go at the end of the foster period.   Besides the obvious impracticality of raising 6 (or 7, 8, 9 or 10) puppies to adulthood and the impact that would have on our ability to foster future homeless mamas and puppies (and, you know, doContinue reading “How will you let them go?”

Snow Day with the Bean puppies

The puppies adored the wonders of the great outdoors and have been eager to revisit the massive paradise that we call the backyard ever since. Sure, snow looks magical from the comforts of a climate controlled home.  Our area has a warm up in the forecast, so we will likely get to venture out againContinue reading “Snow Day with the Bean puppies”

Bean puppies – Week 7

The Bean puppies are 7 weeks old today!  They are all friendly, playful, joyful and, it goes without saying, adorable pups. They continue to pack on the pounds.  Pinto and Zulu have exceeded 16 pounds and the “smaller” ones are over 13 pounds. We were gifted with a sunny, 45 degree January day here inContinue reading “Bean puppies – Week 7”

Bean puppies – Week 6

2020! Happy New Year!  The bean puppies are 6 weeks old today! Only Pinto and String made it to midnight to party in the arrival of the New Year.  Amazing to look back over the growth chart and see how much has changed in a mere 6 weeks.  Zulu Love Bean has grown from 1.02Continue reading “Bean puppies – Week 6”

Bean puppies – Week 5

Merry Christmas!  The Bean puppies are 5 weeks old today! We have been enjoying beautiful weather here in Michigan and Mama Bean has been soaking up the sunshine.  This past week has been one of serious growth and development for the Bean pups.  One by one, they started scaling the sides of the whelping box. Continue reading “Bean puppies – Week 5”

Road Trip!

Today was the Bean puppies’ first time leaving the house.  This morning at 9am, they had their vet appointment for a general checkup, deworming, and first round of vaccinations with Dr. Julie at the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s vet clinic. Mae helped load up the puppies and comfort them in the car and AnneContinue reading “Road Trip!”

Bean puppies – Week 4

The Bean puppies are 4 weeks old today! The puppies have grown from newborns to toddlers this week.  They are exuberant about life, wagging at every bit of attention they get.  Their tails wag so hard sometimes that it sweeps them off their newly functional legs.  You guys, I take way too many puppy picturesContinue reading “Bean puppies – Week 4”

Meal Time

As Beans nurses the puppies less and less frequently, they are growing an interest in food (and they are growing teeth, which may be why Beans is less interested in nursing them!).  They are almost 4 weeks old; it is time to see what they think about eating. I scoop some wet puppy food (furtherContinue reading “Meal Time”

Snuggle Puppies

And suddenly, just like that, the puppies are wagging and snuggling into laps!  Their tails are little clock pendulums, measuring out the happiness found between puppies and children.  Tiny white teeth have emerged, much to Beans’ annoyance.  I trimmed and filed their little razors of claws yesterday, but there is nothing I can do toContinue reading “Snuggle Puppies”