Here is a note with cute photos of Lily (from Chloe‘s group):
She finally had hair long enough that when she got her nails clipped they gave her little bows..
Here is a video slideshow and movie clips of Chole’s family and the 6 month reunion we had on November 8, 2009:
You can see this and other CanineFostering videos on YouTube.
Well, Thanksgiving is over and I have a chance to get back to things that I’ve been meaning to do. One of those is to post more photos from the Chloe reunion. Dogs romping in the autumn…what’s not to like?
(click on each photo to see at full size)
Here is an update note I received on Lily (from Chloe’s litter) from her forever family…
Today we went to the vet and Lily is a whopping 23.5 lbs. That is a 6.5 lb gain in 3 weeks. She got her last distemper and her first rabies and her nails trimmed. They did listen to her lungs and stuck their fingers down her throat trying to figure out the hacking issue in the morning till they eat. I had mentioned that a few other littermates were having the same issue. She said the lungs sound clear and there was nothing blocking in her throat, that she might have a little reflux. Her recommendation to me was to give lily a half of a 10 mg pepcid ac at night before she goes to bed and see if that helps. So we will try that tonight.
Last night William wanted to be brave and let Lily sleep on her pillow all night in our room instead of the crate. We blocked it off so she was only contained to our room and she slept all night no accidents. When he got up at 6 he took her out and let her have roam of the kitchen, family room and our bedroom till I get up at 8:30. We have been letting her roam the 3 rooms in the morning from when William wakes up till I get up for over a week and no accidents. So she is moving up in the world!!!
She is zonked right now, it is nap time, plus the shots and anxiety of the vet knock her out all day.
We have also been taking puppy classes with Kristin and Lily knows sit, leave it and is working on stay. She is also walking very well on the training collar Kristin recommended, walking her is now a breeze and enjoyable instead of being pulled everywhere.
So that is my Lily update
Here is an update on Lilly from her new family. Enjoy!
Lily has been doing better everyday. We found that putting a clock next to cage has helped greatly at night. We have only had a few accidents and none were poop!!! She loves to play with her toys and has discovered she has a voice, she now growls and barks. She even started scratching on the potty door this morning to go and she went. She also found an old pillow of ours on the floor and loves to take her morning and afternoon nap on the pillow like a pampered pooch. We love her and I think she loves us as much.
Well, two pups have left for their forever homes. I was sad to see them go and found myself trying to be busy to avoid feeling my feelings. They were the most active of the bunch, Lily and Tulip (now named Jubilee) and I will miss their presence in the puppy room. In two days the whole group will be gone and a new mama, scared, confused, and very pregnant will be here. Usually I take about a week to feel sad, cry as I clean the puppy room thoroughly, and enjoy my life. This time will be different and I wonder how I will attach to this new mama with Chloe still present in my heart?
The puppies are getting the hang of eating on their own – today I counted 5 of the 7 all lapping from their bowls at the same time! A new record.
Tonight I weighed them all and gave them a wormer. Even though their paperwork indicated they were wormed when they came into the shelter I was having my doubts. They’ve been with me since Saturday, making this day 5, and their bellies were still tight. So at 4 weeks their weights range from 3 lbs 1 ounce to 4 lbs 3 ounces!! Most were in the upper 3 pound range. If I kept better records I would know how this compares with other litters but alas I have not. Oh well.
I was thinking, since we had so much success with Annie‘s puppies being named after Rudolph’s reindeers, I was thinking of naming this group after flowers. It took some head scratching to come up with male sounding flower names (we have three males in the litter) but here they are in order of my favorite:
Female names: Poppy, Lily, Iris, Tulip, Daisy
Male names: Sweet William, Aster, Crocus, Jacob (Jacob’s Ladder)
Any votes which we keep and which one of each group we throw out? Just comment on this post (below) and let me know.