Thursday, February 16, 2017


Momma is getting bigger and quieter.  As the days progress she is becoming much more tranquil, spending much more time in her den (aka cage) or sitting under chairs in the zen of watching the clouds go by.  It wont be long!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The count down

The vet today said she thought we were through at least 40 days of the 60 day term.  Puppies are coming soon.

This weekend's project: building a Whelping Box.  I feel like I am building a precious crib!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Getting Bigger

Our little foster mom is getting bigger!!  Going to the doctor tomorrow.  Maybe we will get a guestimate of when the new puppies will be arriving! She's eating everything in our kitchen!


This is our new Homeward Trails foster Corrie.  Corrie is likely to be a special foster as she is likely a soon-to-be mom, our first pregnant dog.  We are busy making preparations, attempting to arrange for a whelping box

Corrie's story is not uncommon.  Discovered last week, she was quickly cared for by the local welfare league, transferred to Homeward Trails for care, and then transferred to a temporary foster home - where she had to confront the incumbent tenants.  Fortunately, the incumbents, our own rescue dogs, have come to learn the foster dog routine and become part of the care and nurture of our house guest. Our hound is affectionately known as "Uncle Romeo," playing with the visiting pups in our yard.

Corrie is a trooper, and immediately went on a tour of her new temporary house.  She was obviously loved and responds well to affection.  Like many fosters, she has quickly become quite comfortable (a.k.a. spoiled) in our house.

She is beginning to show, looking a wee bit wide in the mid section.  And like any good mom, she is eating for 2.... er..... make that 6.... who knows!