Only four days of the blissful silence of a puppy free house. Now, we’ve got a new location, new set up and yet, another new litter of puppies.
Our last litter of tiny little Yorkie puppies were hyper, noisy and seemed to never sleep. The litter before that was much bigger, Golden Retriever mix puppies, were also hyper and noisy.
The newest litter are 8 weeks old already, and just waiting until they are big enough for their spay and neuter surgeries. They are also totally different from the previous litters, this year. Calm, quiet and they
sleep a lot. They are also much sturdier, yet smaller then the Yorkshire Terrier puppies.
Each puppy is totally different!
True Heinz 57 breed puppies, each puppy looks totally different. But they all have very short, compact, sturdy bodies. Some Chihuahua, Boston Terrier, Pug, possibly Beagle or Basset Hound. They are so adorable. And this time I don’t have to color code them to tell them apart. We have a tan, a dark brown, a brindle, a black/tan and the littlest girl is tri-colored.
New puppy pen set up
Our new puppy pen set-up is a lot better too. It doesn’t give the puppies quite as much space to run and play as before. But it does give us back the use of our dining room, and dining room table. Four days of being able to eat at the kitchen table, instead of holding our plates, spoiled us. And we don’t want to give it up. So the puppy pen is now in my office. Yeah, I’ll never get any work done now, since I won’t have to get up to watch puppies play.
Tucked back under my work table, the puppy pen is out of the way, and my office is still functional. Well, except my work table. The tiniest puppy is kept in a puppy-quarium, that another foster mom had built for tiny puppies, on the table. While her bigger siblings, who tend to beat up on her, are residing in the puppy pen under the table.
We also have a buffer zone this time. A second, taller x-pen set up around the outside of the table. To keep our nosy bunch from bothering the puppies. Or to keep them from bumping us while we are tending puppies. Eventually we’re going to find the perfect puppy pen set up for our house, and keep it the same. Or at least I hope we do. We’ve tried so many set-ups over the past few months.
Old Mother, New Litter
But the buffer zone was mainly put in place at first to keep Miss Maddie, the mother of the Yorkie puppies, from climbing in with the new litter. She’s not sure what to think about this latest development in the household. Sister thinks Maddie is wondering why her puppies weren’t good enough for us. And why we got rid of them, only to bring in yet another litter. But hopefully she understands that that wasn’t the case. That it was simply time for her puppies to begin their new lives in their new homes.
And hopefully she realizes that the new ones just need a place to crash for a while. Until they are all lucky enough to find their new forever homes.
Until then, the puppy kisses, growls and little barks are back in our lives. We’ll laugh at them everyday, and smile every time we look into the pen.