Thursday, July 23, 2009

And Now For Some Good News

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[ETA: If you want to sign a petition calling for reform at the so-called shelter that perpetrated this outrage, click here.]

First, I want to thank you all for your righteous anger, your words of encouragement, your advice, and your good thoughts and prayers for mama and her puppies. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to tell you that they are all doing extremely well!

Mama (whom my brother-in-law has named "Heidi"--and yes, we are going to convince him to adopt her) is now nursing the puppies entirely on her own! This is good for so many reasons, I can't name them all. Obviously, it makes my job a lot easier. The biggest part of the job now is just keeping things clean. That requires a startling amount of newspaper, and we're running low fast. (If you're local and have some I can come pick up, drop me a note.)

It also requires a lot of towels. Fortunately, those I have. I also have a super-sized washing machine, and it is definitely getting a workout.

And this morning, we upped the ante by giving the puppies their first baths! This was so cute that I got a cramp in my heart. Of course, I took pictures so that you can all share in the adorableness. Without further ado, let the fun begin!


Puppy wash central


First Manicure


Getting behind the ears


Soggy doggy


Warm and fluffy


All clean!


Shy girl


Queen of the litter


Little boy


Dopple


After-bath snack


Puppy pile


Heidi

18 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm so glad to hear they are doing well! And they are soooooo cute!

sophanne said...

If I were in San Diego I would buy out the newsstands and deliver them myself. I would also come home with a puppy in about 6 weeks!

I didn't have enough gurgly cute sounds for the whole post. I'll have to look back later when I have more stamina

StephB said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEE!

Oh my gosh....puppy cuteness overdose! I WANT one!~ :-( Darn it, why do MI and CA have to be so far apart? The little grey and black dappled one is calling my name....sniff....

Mama and babies look SO much better! You're doing a great job with them!

marit said...

Adorable! I'm glad I'm this far away, otherwise I might be tempted to that little shy girl...

SwissKnits! said...

AWWWWWWWWWW too cute for words!!!!!!
I have a smile a mile wide!!!!!
:D

Suzanne said...

Ohhhh how cute!!! They are adorable. Poor Heidi looks like a tired mama!

Fibra Artysta said...

Aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww...how sweet! I'm glad to see they are doing well!

crochetgurl said...

Awww, they're so adorable! Good to hear that they're finally doing better. :-)

Gail said...

You are an angel, and your puppy-bathing friends are angels also.

Letters, petitions sent and signed.

Did I mention that you are an angel?

Wish I could do more. Thank you, and continue to let us know what we can do to help.

melissaknits said...

I thought I was in love with the Queen of the Litter. I have changed my mind. I think I love the Shy Girl. How many miles are there between Portland and San Diego? And would a puppy be noticeable if mixed in with the yarn?

trek said...

She's got a collar tag - do you know who owned her?!

Kim said...

Now I am crying with happiness that Heidi seems to be on the mend and that the puppies are doing well too. First bath, so sweet. The horror detailed in that petitionhurts my brain so badly. Holy shit. I signed the petition and also e-mailed the board.

Karen said...

Thank you for all the hard work you're doing. They're all so cute--and happy looking and CLEAN, thanks to you! Bless you!

kmkat said...

Awwwww. They are cute and clean and adorable. Especially Heidi.

Lori said...

This is such a great thing you're doing! I wish I lived close enough to come adopt one of those adorable pups...

quiltyknitwit said...

Oh, I just loved those pictures! What adorable little puppies!

Romi said...

You are a saint. :)

I was just reading the whole saga. Wow. I'm absolutely speechless.

Fulay said...

May I have Dopple?