My family has started on a new venture. We are fostering rescued dogs. This is Bree. She's a mom with 2 puppies. When she arrived Friday night, she was very emaciated and her milk was almost dried up. She had prolific diarrhea. PROLIFIC I'm not sure how to tell you how she was behaving. It was like she was in shock. I know she was scared. We bathed her the next morning, and that was amazing! She was filthy. She has lice. She is missing the end portion of her tail, but I couldn't find any signs of recent trauma. She freaked out when the water turned on. During her half hour bath she relaxed. By the end, she relaxed so much that she laid down in the tub with the warm water coursing over her and she closed her eyes.
It's 72 hours later and already she is starting to fill out. Her hips aren't so prominent. By mid-morning today she had a solid bm. I got quite emotional at the sight. As of late yesterday morning her milk was coming back in. Her personality is starting to come out now. She is quite firm in her ideas. Just try telling her she can't climb in the sink where the water source is! She is submissive and a good mom.
This is Whisper. She is one of Bree's puppies. Of the two puppies, she is about half the size of the other puppy. A darling little runt. She loves being cuddled and spoken to. She has the funniest little waddle and we laugh when she tries to run. She discovered she likes puppy kibble mixed with rice and egg. Until this morning, she had been avoiding the hard food.
This is Whisper on my DD's lap.
This is Pudge. He has filled out nicely since he arrived. He looks like a polar bear cub as he runs around. He doesn't like being cuddled, but tolerates it. He's an independant roamer and he really is huge compared to his sister. And he plays hard -- a typical BOY!
We'll have this little family for about a month before they find their forever families.