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And then there were five……….

 

Herding cats

Herding cats

Dogs that is ūüôā ¬†On Saturday our veterinarian brought over two puppies that she had nursed for over two months. ¬†They had been left on her doorstep in a box and were terribly ill. ¬†When she found them one of them had no fur at all except for a little patch about the size of a quarter on the top of her head. ¬†I had talked to the vet¬†off and on about perhaps adopting one of them but she really hated to separate them and was hoping that someone would take them together. ¬†Tom and I talked it over and decided to have a weekend ‘play date’ with them to see how it went with the other three dogs. ¬†Of course we knew the minute we decided to have them visit that the play date would be permanent.

Thelma

Thelma

Louise

Louise

We named them Thelma and Louise

At first they did not want to come out of the crate and so they had to be almost dumped out.  However, once out, they began running and playing and chasing Kaya and Sofi for hours!!!  Sofi was not too accommodating and has kept her distance while Kaya has played with them a lot.  But mostly they just play together.

Sleeping

Sleeping

They also sleep together – normally one on top of the other.

We have a large fenced lot so once they are a little bigger they will be able to just roam around all day. ¬†Now we watch them closely so that they don’t get out the fence or under the gate. ¬†Not that they seem interested in that – they like to hang mostly around us and the other dogs.

There are many, many people here with five dogs. ¬†You start with a couple but there are always more needing homes. ¬†People are becoming more knowledgeable about spaying and neutering but it is still not a widely accepted practice. ¬†And there are way too many people who come here thinking they will stay who adopt a couple of dogs and then decide that they don’t want to live here permanently. ¬†Those dogs are often just abandoned and become street dogs. ¬†Sometimes they are adopted and sometimes they are not. ¬†It is really just the luck of the draw.

So we are now adjusting to the increased number in our household as well as all those things that need to be ‘puppy proofed’. ¬†That’s okay – it keeps us young ūüôā ¬†Pura Vida for sure!!!

On Tom's lap

On Tom’s lap

With Kaya on the deck

With Kaya on the deck

Do I really want to go down these stairs?

Do I really want to go down these stairs?

In the garden with Kaya

In the garden with Kaya

Hanging with Sofi

Hanging with Sofi

With Wiley the BIG boy!

With Wiley the BIG boy!

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