Oh I went and visited some sweet sweet Candy Puppies today, oh yes I did! It was a week ago today that I dropped them off and 6 days since I saw them last, so a visit was long overdue.
FREE TO GOOD HOME: TWOOIE
Just kidding. It’s always a bad idea to give an animal away for free.
Anyway, I managed to fix the settings on my flash, and the settings I did have it on explains why it was so difficult to get decent photographs of the puppies in action. I know puppies are fast, but it’s not like they’re border collies!
They have grown SO FREAKIN’ MUCH since I saw them last!! Holy crow. And they are busy little things too, pouncing, barking, wrestling … way more active than they were. Much of this can be attributed to the massive worm load they were carrying :( On the Monday after I dropped them off, the foster home emailed in a bit of a panic saying that the smallest girl, Pixie, was pooping blood. I drove over like a bat out of hell repeating “No parvo, no parvo, no parvo, no parvo” the whole way. Upon arrival, Pixie greeted me with another load of bloody poop … and 4 or 5 wriggling roundworms. GROOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
I dewormed everyone on the spot and then left poor Hilary to deal with the aftermath. Nearly two straight days of a mass exodus of roundworm evacuating puppy innards. It seems that immediately afterward, the pups doubled in size, upped their activity level, and drained poor Ruth dry as a well.
The pups sure are changing every day. I hope I managed to get all of them.
Smartie, with his little Hitler mustache, was tough to photograph because he spent virtually the entire visit sitting in my lap. Super people oriented, and really attentive to my every move. “He sure loves you!” Hilary kept saying. “I’m not taking him home, so shut up” I kept replying.
Snickers is a lovely in between, middle of the road puppy. He’s friendly, but not pushy, and happy to play with whomever. Maybe a little bit on the shyer side – but by no means shy. This is a super outgoing, people oriented litter.
Twix looks like a monkey from Planet of the Apes. Maybe that’s not a very nice thing to say, but it’s totally true. And she’s the only one who can speak … she kept saying “AnnaMommy.” (mwa ha ha ha. Hi Anna!) She is a super nice little pup, independent, but not anti-social.
The four “black” puppies surprised me the most. Because they are no longer black, except for Aero. Here’s Aero with Tootsie and Pixie, or possibly with Henry and Tootsie, or maybe Henry and Pixie. I dunno. I just know that’s Aero in the middle there being black and white, while his siblings change to sable / brown around him. He was asleep most of the time I was there so we didn’t hang too much.
And here’s Henry, who is a very confident little bossy boots. He barked at me when I ignored him, and tried to pants me. He’s smart as a whip already, and I quite like him! He looks really super shepherdy.
And last, but my no means least, my very favourite puppy, Pixie. She is the smallest pup in the litter, and just a total dreamboat. She likes nothing better than to fall asleep in the crook of my arm, where she moans and groans and sighs. *melty*
I think it’s pretty clear that at least one daddy in the bunch was a German Shepherd, or something mixed with GSD, don’t you? We have had a whole lot of applications for the puppies, and I really hope nobody drops out because the pups may be mixed with something a bit larger. They are really the sweetest puppies I have had the pleasure of fostering, ever. They are sweeter even than Dexter’s litter, who from the time they opened their eyes were on a mission to seek and destroy everything that moved. These guys are much more about people.
Just kidding. They aren’t even as chompy/bitey – both these little guys were trying to nurse my fingers.
I could barely tear myself away, because their antics were so cute! They’re dragging each other around by the hair, and trying to sneak up on each other, and shaking stuffy toys to death. I only wish I’d had the correct settings on the flash so that I could show you some of those antics. I guess I’ll just have to go back for another visit this week!
Anyhoo … the dingo is now at SAINTS. And judging from Carol’s blog, I do believe I’m glad she has it instead of me ;-)