It was an awful morning! Apparently Mother Nature decided we didn’t get enough rain in March, so she gave us the whole month’s worth last night!
Needless to say that wasn’t a great start, but on top of the flooding, my mastiff babies left me this morning to go to their forever homes. They were really a joy to foster. Helga’s whiny howling became so entertaining to me after I became ear blind to it(trademarked term 😛 ), and everytime I looked at Otis all I could hear was eeyore’s voice!
So our house officially has zero puppies in it for the first time in 4 months! I can’t say I’m all too pleased with the situation either. If you don’t already know, puppies are nature’s best anti-depressant! Feeling blue? Snuggle a puppy, problem solved. Want to punch someone about the head and shoulders at work? Snuggle a puppy…what was I angry about again? I’ll have to send the girls(K2 and her bestie) to animal services to get me moar puppies!!! I kid, I kid, it’s always a good idea to decompress a bit before jumping into another litter.
On the up side, Mama Irelyn came home today from her 2 day heartworm treatment. She is such a joy to be around, especially after dealing with the energy cyclone that is Lynus and Darby doo. She is, slowly but surely, coming around to a much better place. She snuggles into my hand when I rub under her neck now. She just seems to be so much more happy and relaxed then the day she arrived. She has a solid month of crate rest ahead of her to prevent any complications from the treatment, but after that she is going to be ready for her forever home.
We posted the video of Otis’ family meeting him for the first time a bit earlier. The kids didn’t know he was coming and their reaction is absolutely priceless. It’s incredibly rewarding to be a part of a pup’s journey and actually get to see the joy he brings his people!
Tomorrow I plan on working with Lynus on some impulse control games so that we can start to harness his crazy. My dog’s are truly unsung heroes in raising these pups. They are so good at letting the babies know the difference between right and wrong without seriously hurting them. Lynus is a special case though. He is a very energetic puppy with very little awareness of himself or people. He definitely needs me to teach him the ways of the force.
I’ll let you all know how it goes!