Newest Fosters: Razzie and 6 Babies

This post is part of the series Razzie and Babies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Fosters: Razzie and 6 Babies (Current)
  2. Foster Puppy Gallery: Razzie’s Puppies
  3. Foster Puppies Update: Razzie’s Litter

It’s way past time for me to introduce foster dogs #78-84, as they’ve been with us since the end of June, and it’s now the beginning of August.  We’re not quite sure where the summer has went around here, we blinked and it’s just about gone.  So onto the introductions of our cattle dog litter:

Razzie is a 9 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Australian Cattle dog mix.

Razzie, 9 yr old Jack Russell, Aussie Cattle Dog mix
Razzie, 9 yr old Jack Russell, Aussie Cattle Dog mix

Who, unfortunately, is blind due to untreated glaucoma.  She’s also one of the sweetest dogs you’d ever meet, and she handles her lack of sight amazingly.  If her eyes weren’t so clouded over and didn’t need twice daily drops, and she didn’t bump into your legs every once in a while, you’d never know that she’s blind.  She navigates exceptionally, and learned the layout of the house very quickly, mere days after she arrived.  We do try to avoid moving furniture around now that she’s with us.  

Once her babies are adopted out, then mama Razzie will go for her own spay surgery, and possibly have at least one of her eyes removed.  Then she’ll be looking for her own forever home.  She’s a wonderful girl, who is totally house broken.  She does well on a leash, and even our dog run and off lead, as long as we keep talking – or I have my noisy flip flops on.  She’s not high energy dog, and prefers to spend most of her time on the closest piece of furniture to either myself or her children.  She doesn’t mind the other dogs, although she doesn’t really interact with them much either.   

Razzie’s Six Children

Razzie is also mom to our latest littler of pups.  6 of them to begin with, 5 remaining.  Emilee (Deceased, that will be another post if I can bring myself to write it), Rylan, Bessie, Belle, Talon and tiny Teddy. Now approximately 10-11 weeks old.  And just waiting on their spay/neuter surgeries before they start looking for their forever homes.

Do we know what breed they are?  Not really, although they all have the cattle dog freckles lightly on their legs.  And we have three different coat lengths.  3 with short hair, 2 with medium and Talon, our big boy with long hair.  

What a handful they are.  Although they’re good little puppies, and not as rambunctious or destructive as some of the litters have been. 

Despite having said I needed a break from puppies, I couldn’t stand to see the whole family living in a large dog crate in the shelter office.  So they moved in with us.

It’s been an interesting 6 weeks, amazingly fun, and terribly heartbreaking.  Sweet cuddles and tiny kisses, a helicopter mama dog.  Who doesn’t want to be within reach of her kids, but doesn’t want to be far from them either.  She also mistakes every squeak of a toy as a puppy in trouble, and comes barreling down the hallway to check it out, bowling dogs and humans out of the way as she goes.  She has the advantage of being the biggest dog in the house. 

I will try to get their photo gallery, along with Baby Emilee’s heartbreaking story up soon.  Although it may take a few more days.  I still cry when I see her pictures.  

This post is part of the series Razzie and Babies

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Fosters: Razzie and 6 Babies (Current)
  2. Foster Puppy Gallery: Razzie’s Puppies
  3. Foster Puppies Update: Razzie’s Litter

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