Wednesday, August 2, 2017

puppy tsunami

The last weekend of July was 111F (44C) and someone dumped a big batch of puppies near our house. 5 boys and 4 girls. 
We're going to need homes, donations and moral support!












Sean spotted them scattered in the underbrush along the road. 
It was mid day and I can't express how hot it was while we were doing this.  
5 in the the first batch.

















Two more. They are panting and we are drenched. 
At this point we thought there was either one more or we had them all.

















After a brief cool down period and a change of clothes, a final foray turned up 2 more. 
This is the face of despair.

















Getting them settled took up most of the weekend. 
They've been wormed, deloused and cuddled.












Sunday was bath day for super stinky puppies. 
 #1 
 girl, black w/white


















#2
girl, brown w/black

















#3
boy, black w/brown &white

















#4
girl, white w/black & brown

















#5 
boy, white w/black

















#6
 boy, browns w/white

















#7
girl, white w/black (longer coat?)

















#8
boy, white w/brown

















#9
(shy)boy, brown w/black

















Zasu has seen many new puppy baths but is always interested
I told her it was too hot but she insisted we needed supervision.
Frida's diaper hangs above us like a flag.











Thursday, July 20, 2017

lost and found

New life in the palm tree.
Two chicks, days before they left their impressively engineered nest.












One less friend. Our Twiggy was suffering from multiple health problems and had a rapid decline. This is one of the last pictures of her, fittingly between her sister/rival Xmul, and Xasu who helped raise them both.

















JoJo, Rose and Rocky have been spayed, cones are off, and stitches are out.  Not a moment too soon for us; they were dangerous with those things on!












Rose is as big as Xmul now. All 3 of them are.












Xmul, Zasu, June, Murci and Tuesday. Zasu helped raise them all. 
She's 20 years old and always in the middle of things.

















Excited faces...what could it be? Zasu knows.












Sean found her along the road by herself. She wasn't from any of the nearby houses and she nearly climbed into the Jeep on her own.












1st bath (and an undeniable resemblance to Twiggy).

















We're calling her Brooklyn.












Big ears and markings like Twiggy, but not the ornery temperament. We were hoping for a break from the constant influx of dogs (and eventual spayings) but she has made sure we don't regret it by being an absolute sweetheart and the least trouble a puppy can be.

















 
Look at those long legs -she may end up Twiggy-sized. $o much dog food!


















Rocky was her size a few months ago











 
She and the older pups play all day and half the night, with the occasional nap.
















 
Brooklyn tries to get Monkey to join in... Monkey is not having it.














Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Frida and friends

Rocky and Rose take a break after a whirlwind of destruction












This is Rocky's bath at the end of April

















this is early February

















All clean pups must immediately wrestle or roll in filth, it is dog law











 
Our girl Frida is doing well, in or out of her wheelchair. 
She has a few behavioral issues but she is making progress.
Sean, Frida, Perl and Linda head to the beach












From a recent walk
 

Same walk. Get out of her way
 

Frida loves the water
She gets an enthusiastic welcome after an outing
The puppies love her
She thinks they're fun too. 
Check out her leg sweep technique











 
3 part action sequence of Frida on the move











 
airborne

 there's no stopping her
She has many friends and Molly is one of her favorites





Thursday, April 13, 2017

the knockaround girls

Rosie, Rocky and JoJo are growing like Spring weeds. 
This shot is from March and they're noticeably larger now.












March Rose

















Sean and Rocky with Daisy behind

















Group shot from March with Rocky in the foreground












Ruby is a year old now and was 2x the size of JoJo last month












Silly Mo (and sisters) have been here 6 years












June is a crazy genius and will be turning 2 any day now (with her Gemini twin Zoila). Cookie is only 2ish but has already been a big sister many times

















A whole lot of happy dogs in my way! 
Sometimes you have to do parkour to get around this place












An especially cute lineup at the gate:
Perl, Monkey, Shirley, Bette and Murci












JoJo on the beach this month in her new collar

















Rocky (blue) and Rosie (red) evening wrestle












Cookie and Elewah enjoy another beautiful morning












We're looking for a larger piece of land where we can build to accommodate our peculiar lifestyle. It would be great to have help during that transition; to that end we'll be posting on Helpx again soon. If interested, contact me.