Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Addition X's TWO!

It should come as no shock to most of you that once again The Love Shack Pack's has increased in number.  Yes, it is true.  Back in November my oldest son requested his very own Golden Retriever puppy.  Two days later Boondocks' older sister gave birth to eight beautiful puppies.  Another Golden Miracle?  We thought so too.  It just so happened that Jaden's birthday was a month away.  Two weeks later, he chose her from the litter.  While she was a birthday present, she wasn't old enough to come home until Christmas eve.  Jaden named her Angel and we are all completely in love with her... well not Boondocks, but he'll come around.





In the true nature of our somewhat unSIVILized home, Angel was not alone in her homecoming.  A week after Angel's birth, we fostered five puppies whose Lab mom had disappeared.  The little darlings were three weeks old and not yet weaned.
The first week with them was heart breaking.  Within days of bringing them home, they all developed Coccidia and had a bad case of hookworms.  The combination was fatal for three of them.  We lost both white ones and one black one.  We fought hard to save the last two often waking up multiple times a night to bottle feed them or just to give them a dropper of water when they became too weak to suck a bottle.  By God's grace they pulled through.  At that point, we were too attached to part with both of them.  We let my six year old son choose one to keep.  He chose (and named) Krypto:

And so we now have two 2 1/2 month old pups.  Once again our home is equally divided between humans and dogs.

Just as it should be.