Foster Update: Puppies Adoption Event

This post is part of the series Mama Lucky and Puppies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Lucky and Her 8 Newborn Puppies (Fosters #55-63)
  2. Foster Dog Updates: Lucky and 8 Puppies
  3. Foster Update: Mama Lucky and Babies

The end of last week was a busy time for Mama Lucky and the 8 is Enough litter.  They got the last of their puppy shots, had their spay and neuter surgeries, and were microchipped.

Mama Lucky went home

Lucky and Puppies, 13 weeks old
Lucky and Puppies, 13 weeks old

Mama Lucky returned home, almost 10 lbs heavier than when she came to us with her many tiny babies.  And spayed, so there will be no more unexpected puppies for her.

She was happy to see her dad.  And he was happy to see her.  Now healed up from his back surgery, he’s able to care for her again. Minus her brood.  He even got her to take her pills easily, when I couldn’t.  She just kept coughing them back up.

Even better news is that she’s also, moving out of the basement garage and into the house with her owner, now that she’s housebroken. She spent the rest of her time recovering on the couch right next to him.

And as she doesn’t live far away, I’ll be able to go visit her, and check up on her once in a while.  (That’s her in the big image, recovering from her surgery.)

The Stars of the Show

Little Lucky, Sheena and Socks
Little Lucky, Sheena and Socks

The little girls, Sheena, Little Lucky and Socks (Sweetie) spent a few days recovering here with me.

On Saturday all of the puppies, except Sheena, were the stars of the show at an adoption event, held at a local indoor flea market.  They were a hit!

After we cleaned up the faux snow they made out of the human medical pads.  We learned a valuable lesson, human medical pads do not hold up well to rambunctious puppies, and they are full of something different than puppy training pads.  Puppies are always such great teachers.  Usually, at the most inopportune times.

Here’s some of what we’ve learned about fostering puppies in the last year:   Fostering Puppies: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Successful Event, But no Photos…

Celebrating a successful event!

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of the puppies during the event.  Trying to keep track of all seven, and make sure that everyone got some attention.  Plus, I was talking, the whole time.  I think I talked straight for 4+ hours, answering questions about the puppies and each’s personality.

We celebrated a successful adoption event, we didn’t lose any puppies, despite the fact that they out-numbered us more than 2-1, with dixie cups of an amazing seasonal wine, from the vendor just beside us.

Life is always better with a glass of wine.  Even in a Dixie cup!

The boys are all getting adopted this weekend, the girls will be moving back in with us

Socks, formerly Sweetie
Socks, formerly Sweetie

We got a few applications on the puppies that attended, and five of the seven will be going to their new homes this weekend.  All of the boys, Chubby Boy goes first tonight.  Blackie tomorrow night.  Bobby, Shep and Rebel on Saturday.  Shep and Rebel are actually being adopted together.  (We only do this for experienced dog owners.)  Their new parents are going to have their hands full with the two little instigators of the litter.

Sweetie and Little Lucky will be moving in with us on Saturday, after the boys go.  Their foster mom, Wendy is in need of a break.  And Cami is in need of some playmates.  So it works out well for us.  As we continue to look for the perfect homes for these two sweet girls.

Although, Ozzy would argue that Sweetie got her name changed to Socks for a reason, and that she’s not all that sweet.  She jumped him last Friday when he wasn’t expecting it, and made him cry.

Sheena went home

Sheena content at her new home
Sheena content at her new home.

Although Sheena didn’t attend the adoption event, she went home this weekend.  She has had an approved adoption application for months now.  Her new parents have been visiting her in her foster home since the puppies were moved to Wendy’s at 2 weeks old.  They immediately fell in love with her when they were up visiting for a weekend. So Sheena was officially adopted on Saturday and went home with her new family on Sunday when they went home.

She’s already all settled in with her new family.

So the Era of Mama Lucky, and her 8 is Enough bunch will be ending soon.  By Saturday evening, there will only be 2 of the 9 left with us.  And I’m sure they will find good homes very soon.

It’s hard to believe that their time with us is almost at an end.  From bottle feeding every two hours, to adoption in just 13 short (okay, they didn’t seem that short, especially during the bottle feeding phase) weeks.

This post is part of the series Mama Lucky and Puppies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Lucky and Her 8 Newborn Puppies (Fosters #55-63)
  2. Foster Dog Updates: Lucky and 8 Puppies
  3. Foster Update: Mama Lucky and Babies

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