Hey people! I’m still around, just not saying much here or anywhere for that matter and please ignore the title of this post, it has nothing to do with the content. We’ve had a rough couple of weeks with animals; a couple of sad things and then some fun things too.
Our favorite cow, yes the one you are not supposed to have, died due to complications from mastitis. Her calf is alive so that is a plus.
The fun thing involves nine puppies! Oh yes, my friends and family…. we’ve taken on yet another dog and this one had 10 puppies with 9 surviving. Long story short, with no ordinances here in our tiny town, dogs run loose including some of ours.
This mama dog lives up on the corner and has not been properly cared for in quite some time. She just had a litter of pups late last year and now this one. She eats here because of the already mentioned not being taken care of and introduced her last litter to our never ending supply of food. Those pups were eager to come eat, but they had never been touched, so therefore, no way to try to find homes for them when you couldn’t catch them to tame them down. Several ended up being run over by cars and the others disappeared.
We concluded when we realized she was pregnant again, we would take matters in our own hands and lock her in one of our pens where we could at least try to salvage the pups and find homes for them. Ed told her owner who in turn said, “I’m working two jobs and have no time for her and if we wanted to give her away to feel free.” Why on Earth wouldn’t you try to do something BEFORE she had all these puppies? There’s much more to this story and it involves more adult dogs that are now dead and charges that should have been filed for neglect, but I’ll just leave it be for now.
Sandy, the mama dog, was already thin and how she managed to have healthy pups we’ll never know. But, with a couple of weeks of all she can eat, she is beginning to look better and feel better with the attention given her too. I was always a bit leery of her cause she wasn’t very friendly, but after the time spent locked up and learning to trust us, it appears all she needed was a little TLC.
Now, what I need from you is to please send good thoughts our way for new owners and good homes for these sweet puppies! I’ll be happy to reserve one for you today!