Archive for May 26th, 2012

Here A Pup, There A Pup, Everywhere a Pup Pup

May 26, 2012

Yes, it is.

It’s springtime, alright.

And all the shelters are bursting with baby animals.  I heard through the grapevine that a neighboring county shelter took in over 90 cats and kittens from area residents *in ONE day*.  Those numbers are simply staggering. 

This past Wednesday afternoon, right about closing time where I work, Sugar called me on my cell phone.  It seems that there were two puppies in the woods just across from the grooming salon.  He and his BabyDaughter were sitting in the woods feeding them. 

By the time I got there, the pups had eaten all the food and were milling about, enjoying the day with their new best friends.

These ladies are clean-platers.

 

I gave the little blonde a chewy toy that I just happened to have in my pocket, and she headed away from us to enjoy her treat in private.

 

We were all of the same opinion that they could not stay at the grooming and boarding salon.  They were very thin, and most probably had parasites, like roundworms, and who know what other problems might pop up.  There’s always the danger of parvovirus and coccidia, and it would be irresponsible to expose paying guests to those issues.  We (I) *DID* decide that they had to go inside the building for a bath. 

First, a CapStar for a quick flea-kill, then a flea and tick bath. 

 
 You know where this is going, don’t you?  Yes, they are destined for the turtle yard at the Swamped! Plantation and Puppy-Pooping Facility.  

 

Sugar lends a hand.

 When we got home, I gave them a Comfortis for 30-day flea prevention, and a Heartgard for 30-day heartworm, roundworm, and hookworm prevention, and they settled into the turtle yard which has no turtles this year, strangely enough. 

 We’re trying something different with these girls.  I took them to the local shelter, relinquished them, and applied to be an official foster home.  They received their first booster, and I took them home.  There’s a chance that they could get chosen to go to a private no-kill shelter about an hour from here.  I’ve already spoken to that shelter, who is also (SURPRISE) full, but could have a possible opening as early as next week. 

 Until then, cross your fingers.  They are lovely girls, and no, I don’t want to keep them.  Puppies are adoptable!