Interlude of Puppies

More puppy interlude.

I’m sure you guys hate it πŸ˜‰

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Zoe is being a surprisingly good and attentive mom

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They look like lil’ mole rats right now…

As for how she’s doing…
This morning I let her out to go to the bathroom.Β  I didn’t bother with a leash because I took her collar off to make her more comfortable with the puppies and she demanded to go out faster than I could put her collar on.Β  She’s a pretty obedient dog in general, so I wasn’t too worried.

Suddenly, a stray dog comes up while she’s peeing and her “ridge” (this fur along her back that raises in a hyena-like response to anger, anxiety, or fear) is immediately up.Β Β  I’m worried about her being aggressive, but she politely greets the strange canine.Β  Now I’m worried about her running off down the alley after it.

Suddenly she turns to me, wide-eyed and trills a little whine, bolts back to the apartment door, goes up on her hind legs and trills at me again.Β  I immediately open the door and she scurries inside and checks on her puppies immediately.

No worries about my girl’s maternal instinct now.Β Β  She’s a good mom.Β  I’m proud of her.

19 thoughts on “Interlude of Puppies

      1. Pen Post author

        Too true. I’m interested to see them get a bit bigger and hopefully show a little of what the dad might be.

      2. Wanderer

        I know you can get pups tested at the vet, too, to find out their breed mix, but I have NO idea what the price tag is on that—usually I think people do it if they’re worried a dog is part pitbull

      3. Pen Post author

        It’s expensive. I looked into it for Zoe, purely out of curiosity. There’s a mail-in kit you can get too that is slightly less expensive, but I think it’s still a bit more than I can manage at the moment. I figure the new owners can do so if they’re really worried.

    1. Pen Post author

      They actually sound more like pigs. Or cats. They make either these oinky noises or tiny lil’ mews. Hopefully they’ll sound more like dogs when they get older πŸ˜‰

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  1. Grainne

    You gave me goosebumps!!!!! Yay for puppies!! (I’m going to try to get a hold of Sara again tonight – will update as soon as I do). πŸ˜€

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      1. Grainne

        I told her about Zoe and the puppies and her voice brightened so much. She was delighted to hear and asked if you were posting lots of pictures. πŸ™‚ Thought you’d like to know.

      2. Pen Post author

        Awwww, I’m so glad!! It’s such a good feeling to be able to make someone’s mood lift. I will make sure to keep posting pictures regularly so she can see the progress perfectly when she returns πŸ™‚

        Thank you for keeping me up-to-date ❀

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