Monday, August 20, 2018

have puppies, need homes

In the previous update I introduced these cuties.

They'd been living in this burrow about a block away.  
Someone poisoned at least 5 dogs in the area and we worried the same would happen to their mother.

Three weeks later and they're ready to be adopted. 

They are all fat and happy.

They're nearly weaned and are eating solid food.

I think she's had enough.

No ticks or fleas.

Some are a little shaggy.

The others have short coats.

There are a few stout ones and a few little squirts.

They'll be well socialised. Perl says hi.

A few have solid colored coats, most are spotted, all are adorable.

Contact me if you can adopt.

Friday, August 10, 2018 recap...

Since the last update we've had to say good-bye to a few old friends.  

Ziggy, Tito and Henry


The 3 girls dumped in February are now called Gilda, Jane and Joy. They are fun, sweet-tempered dogs.
Picture of Gilda from June 2018 (Jojo foreground).

Unfortunately Joy has hip problems which cause her significant pain and will need surgery. Despite this she is aptly named. 
Gilda and Joy attack.

Jane has had no health problems since her broken leg healed. 
Jane and Joy.

All 3 have been spayed -just in time to be big sisters. 
Jane and Joy play with the wee ones.

May 3 Sean returned from a day in Merida to find 4 abandoned puppies in the nearby bushes. The smallest of them did not survive. 

The remaining sisters are called Bindy, Biscuit and Boomer.
Bindy mid-May (she's part hippopotamus),

Biscuit (a pillow for Henry, early June),

and Boomer (mid-May) with Nico, Xmul, Sean and Murci.

It hasn't been all puppies, there were visiting bees

morning runs,

pitaya flowers,

then fruit.

Summer is a time of many milestones for us. July 29 was the 1st anniversary of finding 9 abandoned puppies; they are all happy, healthy, loved and sterilized. The occasion was marred by a street full of dead (poisoned) street dogs. They were not 'ours' but we knew and cared for all of them. We'd known some for years and the girls had been spayed. I'll spare you and myself a photo.

July 31 we brought in a stray and her 9 puppies. She had a burrow about a block away, in an open lot, where we'd been taking her food and water. It was a no win situation since we'd be worried to distraction either way -worried for their safety because of hot days, hard rain, and now a dog killer, but also worried for our sanity if they were to survive and fill the area with loud, hungry, fecund dogs. 
We'll be desperate for homes for them as soon as they're weaned!
She is unnamed, friendly and sensible.  

They are in a private pen. 6 females (+ mom) and only 3 males. 
Did I mention we're desperate to find them homes?

Less than a week later, Aug 6, we heard something unhappy nearby. It was this poor little fellow, all alone. He isn't even properly weaned but he's brave. We've named him Willy because we're so happy he's a boy. 

Aug 06, 2018