Such lucky, lucky pups
Such lucky, lucky pups
Thank you both for your kind words! ?I know, right? LoveMyFosters is the best foster mom ever! We've enjoyed seeing her raise countless litters over the years, and I've learned so much about taking care of moms and their puppies. Anyone who adopts one of her puppies is going to have a best friend for life.
Yes, I was just thinking about that a few days ago! They have come so far after such a rough start. Little fighters!I love seeing these handsome, healthy pups! Do you realize that it's been just three weeks since you were concerned that not all of them would make it? It's amazing how quickly they've not only regained their health but started thriving and growing like weeds! The video of the hanging toys is so much fun, and my heart sang when you described feeling "complete joy!"
Sorry it's taken so long for me to post. I've been spending a lot of time of this site in the past couple of days, not posting, but learning how to work the knobs. Rain, JoanneF, and I are now moderators. Mainly, I've been working by the scenes to create a better forum experience. Wish us well, and I hope that everyone can give their suggestions!
Yep, I do know about this, and yes it is very interesting. How stressed the mother is can for sure directly affect the pups after they are born!Scrumptious I was wondering about the effects of stress on the mum during pregnancy, and found this article: How a Mother's Stress Can Influence Unborn Puppies - Whole Dog Journal (I worry now that makes me sound like a spammer....). I'm sure you're already aware of this as you have such a wealth of experience, but thought others might find it interesting.
They are doing so well! I do still see a lot of fear behavior out of them at times, but that's just something we are working through. It was, and I was stressed to the max, I will tell you that! It has been so wonderful to be there for them.Here I am counting all eleven puppies, making sure that everyone is there! I expect that your work with them has already done much to mitigate the effects of their mother's lack of nurturing.
When Rose gave birth and wouldn't let you near her puppies and then started to reject them, I was really concerned about how much stress you were experiencing. It just seemed like one setback after another. You always seem to persevere, though, and now you have these incredible puppies almost ready to go home to their new families. You have worked a miracle.
Any news on how Rose is doing as a barn dog?