Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Introducing The "J" Puppies!

Six happy puppy faces!

All of the puppies are females except for our little

Jersey boy!

They just turned 7 weeks old and are getting into all kinds of mischief!

They are each developing their own little personalities.

There's nothing like puppies to brighten a day!







What do you think? Are they cuties?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday...

We, the "J" Puppies

are thankful for

a beautiful afternoon in the sun!

Can't you tell?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The "J" Puppies Have Arrived!

And boy, are they cute!

Shocking, huh?

These puppies are 6 weeks old, mom is a Sable German Shepherd 

and dad is, hmmm....

not sure what dad(s) is/are! But he/they must have been cute.

The puppies were born at the rescue facility so they have never seen

anything other than the four walls in which they lived for the past 6 weeks.

I decided to snap some pictures of their first introduction to grass. 

They can't wait to meet our dogs. They are so interested in what is over that fence!

And of course, Dino, our little ambassador of fosters, has already connected with them

even if it is just through the fence...

Lots more to come!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing their journey with me.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Puppy Preparation

We've had our little break from fostering

and now we are getting prepared for our next litter!

This weekend, we will be:

cleaning the yard

puppy proofing

making a cozy bed

buying puppy food

buying a whole new batch of puppy toys

stocking up on puppy shampoo


catching up on rest!

For on Monday, 

we will have 6 new puppies!!

Five females and one male!

Prepare for puppy blogging!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine♥s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day 

from all of us at 

The Wag Tales!

May all of you and your pets, 

fosters and loved ones

have a wonderful

Valentine♥s Day!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

To all of my fosters, 

past, present and future:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday Mischief ~ "T" Puppy Updates!

As friends and followers of my blog know, the "T" puppy litter 

has had so many challenges.

Challenges that brought them even closer to my heart.

Finding great homes for the remaining "T" puppies became an even more important task.

"Great homes" is an understatement for the families/homes these lucky "T" puppies found.

I couldn't have asked for better.

Here are pictures of Tank, Tommy, Trixie and Trudy in their new homes.

Thank you to their new families for exceeding my expectations!

I am forever grateful!

Tank cuddling with his new "sister"!

Tommy playing with a toy all his own!

Trixie lounging at home with one of her new toys!

Trudy enjoying her toy with a fantastic view!

There is nothing like a boy and his puppy! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Break from Fostering

This was going to be our "break" from fostering for a few weeks. 

This was the litter that we weren't going to take. 

Famous last words.

Eight little puppies. Six weeks old. I would have them for just two or three weeks. It would be easy.

Famous last words.

They were found with their mother and brought to a brand new, disease free shelter so they would definitely be healthy.

Famous last words.

One of the volunteers dropped the eight beautiful puppies off at our house late Saturday night

a few weeks ago. 

They were stunning.

Two beautiful white, Lab-looking females, two adorable black, bear looking females,

two gorgeous tri-color, German Shepherd looking females,

one exquisite German Shepherd/Chow Chow looking male

and one handsome blonde German Shepherd/Chow Chow looking male.

Gorgeous, sweet, a little scared and very hungry puppies.

We got them settled in and decided to wait until morning to bathe them since it was so late.

By morning, one of the little white Lab looking females, Tawni, was gone. 

She quietly passed away in her sleep. 

We were devastated. 

By the third day, almost all of the puppies were sick with respiratory infections.

This began weeks of veterinary visits, hospital stays and late night emergencies.

So much for my easy litter. So much for my break. 

The "T" puppy litter had more health challenges than any other litter we'd ever fostered.

But we grew closer to the "T" puppy litter than any other. 

This is the litter who wants love before food in the morning. 

These puppies want endless belly rubs and immediately get themselves in position for it!

We missed each one terribly when they were in the hospital. 

We cared for them when they developed symptoms similar to seizures.

We held them as they howled in pain.

We worried while awaiting test results.

We cried for them.

Three of the puppies were diagnosed with Distemper. 

One may be partially blind and fighting for her life. Trixie is a strong, feisty girl.

The second one is disoriented, completely blind and howls if someone isn't touching her because she thinks she is alone. Tikka is the most out-going and friendly of the litter, a little love bug.

The third one didn't make it. Tonka. Sweet, snuggly Tonka. She had the face of a little angel and the 
personality to go along with it. All Tonka wanted in this life was to love and be loved.
We are heart broken over losing you.
In the short time you were on this earth, you mastered what most people never do in their entire life:
Unconditional love.
We only hope you felt it in return.

Four of the puppies were released from the hospital and came home a couple of days ago.

I've never seen happier puppies. They were running and playing and enjoying their "freedom". 

These four puppies are so healthy! And I really think they have a true appreciation for life.

Three of the four are adopted and by Saturday, they will be home with their 

wonderful new families.

We will be happy because we know they'll have great lives with loving families who, even after knowing 
what their health issues were, still wanted them.

They will have a whole new life.

And we will have an empty place in our hearts.

A place that will no doubt have room for more litters.

But none like the "T" puppies.

Our "break from fostering" was the best break we never took.

With it's challenges and worries.

Fun and love.

It's heart warming and enriching moments will be cherished forever.