More Puppies

19 May

So I need your help!

This is our current set up:The “family sleeping area”/nursing area is in the half crate. They’re laying on an orthopedic pad under which is a heating pad on low, and a blanket covering the whole shebang. The gray rolled up thing is another blanket to just take up the space the ortho pad doesn’t reach. The door faces the left of the ex pen where the pups’ potty area is. There’s a rug that’s under the length of the crate and is under the entire potty area, which is covered in wee wee pads and a rug runner (the brown thing) to help the pups’ footing, so they’re always insulated from the cold tile floor. To the right is mom’s safety area where she can relax from the babies when she’s sick of them. She’s got a blanket there, but also has access to the tiles if she’s too hot. Her food and water is also there. The entire ex pen area is draped with heavy blankets to keep the drafts out.

I think it’s a pretty good set up, just curious if anyone has ideas on how to improve upon it.

And here are some more pictures:

Pups’ teeth buds are just just starting to show little toofers poking through. I can tell they’re uncomfortable because they’re gnawing on anything they can get their mouths on. It’s so painfully cute!

And that’s momma eating some grub and puttin’ on some weight. Though she hasn’t eaten much today, taking a fast I guess.

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3 Responses to “More Puppies”

  1. Kari May 19, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    So cute. I am guessing momma isn’t used to such good, rich food so she is giving her stomach a day to settle

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  2. Tucker's Mom May 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Wow, you’ve been busy! Those are some adorable pups! Hope they find wonderful homes, and Mom, too.

  3. Kristine May 20, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Okay, now I feel like a complete heel.

    Here you are in a New York apartment with a cat and two dogs. You work all day, write a blog, and do all sorts of other amazing things. You train Charlie and Emma constantly so they are both champion super-stars, and have joined the KPA. Now you are fostering not one but THREE dogs.

    Meanwhile, I have a house with an unused spare room and I have yet to foster even a wee kitten because I don’t think I have the space or the time. (There is also the flea issue but that may just be an excuse.)

    *sigh* You must have some sort of super-power. Either that or I am just insanely lazy. Please tell me you aren’t really human…

    Anyway, my massive guilt aside, these dogs are so cute and I am very jealous you get to spend so much time with them. Good for you. Good for these very lucky little puppies. I hope they all find amazing homes, especially the mama. She’s been through enough no doubt.

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