Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's In a Name?

The new puppies are settling in quite nicely now that they've been with us a few days. I love when a new foster litter gets comfortable and runs toward us the moment they see or hear us. The first day or so, the puppies are always a bit skeptical but then the "scary" period wears off and they come out of their shells and warm up. It may have something to do with the fact that they know we feed them, but let's not split hairs! We're there now and I love it!

There is nothing like the sight of a herd of puppies running toward you! And when those puppies are fluffy, even better! These puppies are fluffy and cute and look like real life teddy bears.

Followers of this blog know we name each litter with a particular theme. We've done a New York litter, an Italian litter, etc. It is usually themed after something we love or relating to us in some way. So, being the American football fans that we are and the fact that most of the puppies in this litter were males, we decided to go with a football theme.

Ladies and Gentleman, I proudly present The Football Puppies!

Jacob (Male)

Peyton (Male)

Eli (Male)

Montana (female)

Brady (Male)

Little Rudy (Male)

We're looking forward to sharing their progress and adventures with you! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mischief Blog Hop

Once again, it is we who are getting into the Monday Mischief and not our dogs! However, we invite you and your pets to join us in our mischief! Please follow along as The Wag Tales chronicles our newest foster litter! Starting today, we will bring you the tales, mischief and milestones of 6 adorable German Shepherd Mix puppies, also known as The Football Puppies! 

The Football Puppies are 4 weeks old so they won't be ready for adoption for another 4 weeks. In that time, we will follow their adventures. I hope you all enjoy the journey!

Happy Monday Mischief!

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving...it's for the dogs!

Like any good dog-loving family, our furry ones got to experience Thanksgiving with a special meal, too.

As we carved our turkey, our own dogs (plus one foster) looked on with drool so we had to share. Just a little turkey in with their kibble. Oh, and a little stuffing later. And let's not forget the fresh pumpkin even later on for dessert. And let's not forget the kitties....they got some turkey, too!

Our pets aren't spoiled!

~~~~~ BREAKING NEWS! ~~~~~

We just took in 6 foster puppies! Stay tuned for the chronicles of the football puppies...coming soon...probably tomorrow!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am grateful for my blog world! From our crazy house of critters to yours...

May you all have a wonderful day! 

Remember to be thankful for all that you have!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...Breaking Stereotypes

Baby pit bulls and baby chi-weenies sleeping peacefully together. Breaking stereo-types...a beautiful thing!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mischief

Today's Monday Mischief Blog is about pets but it's us who got into the mischief this week!

We have a problem. The problem is we hear of an animal in need and if it has a "special need", we want it even more. Our daughter is the guiltiest of all! So, this weekend we heard about a kitten who was most likely not going to be adopted. His whole litter was snatched up very quickly and there he remained....alone. Not for long!

Meet Victor, the newest addition to our family!

Victor is deaf but we know animals don't hear with their ears, they hear with their hearts. Our daughter named him after the veterinarian who saved our dog Chloe's life. Victor the Kitty has turned out to be the most loving, playful and confident kitten we've ever known. He has to be confident to live among all of the dogs we foster!

To add to the mischief we got into, there was a 10 week old German Sheperd Puppy who needed a foster home. That phrase "special needs" came up again. Rosie has a leg deformity. A breeder turned her into a rescue because of this deformity. Well, she doesn't know she has it and she is a normal, happy puppy. Actually, she is extremely loving and wants to be by her human's side at every moment!

Meet Rosie, our newest foster!

And of course, we still have our pint size puppy foster, Zoe! I guess we just like getting into mischief! What mischief have you gotten into today? Leave a comment and let me know....I love to hear from you!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quality Time

What I thought was going to be a lot of work has been but it's been more rewarding then laborious. Caring for Zoe has become part of daily life. Part of daily life that we look forward to. We look forward to seeing that little face with big brown eyes whether it be midnight or morning!

Feedings continue to be round the clock but we found she is able to make it longer stretches now. She still comes with me pretty much everywhere. She's become quite the little side kick for me. Got water? Got keys? Got Zoe? I can't leave home without her. Let's just say, we're enjoying lots of quality time.

Zoe really prefers to be on our chests or shoulder and she would be there 24 hours per day if we let her. But there are times she needs to be elsewhere like a crate....or a cup holder. 

We know she is getting stronger because she fights us to the end when we syringe feed her. Who doesn't like to eat? This is a concept I can't even begin to understand! I'm Italian. Meals are an event! Admittedly, she is so cute in fighting us during feedings. When she first started gaining strength, she would turn her head away from us, twist and squirm and when let go, she would run up our chests to take cover on our shoulders! Pretty cute. But what is cuter is the "current" Zoe. She is still not happy about feeding time, but she runs up our bodies to give kisses now!

She's become such a love, such a sweet baby. We've seen a personality develop in just one week. We've had some close calls, a few fear-filled mornings and cried more than a few tears but seeing improvement - even just a little - makes it all worth it. Someday, Zoe will get adopted by a wonderful family, I'm sure. She will bring so much happiness and joy to their lives. Until then, we'll enjoy the quality time we have with her and the little milestones of each new day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today, I am thankful for....

True Love ~ The most amazing husband and kindest, sweetest daughter I could have ever asked for.

Loyalty ~ from my friends and from the family.

My pets ~ You are so loved.

My foster pets ~ I need you as much as you need me.

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What are you thankful for?