Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And then there were five....

It was right after we rescued that poor little frozen stray poodle off the street, that i started thinking that maybe....just maybe, i COULD have five dogs.... I mean, i felt so responsible for that poor little dog, and he was small and wouldn't take up much space, and yes, i would have to work out the fact that he would be older and might not like being chased by a dog eating parrot, but maybe we could work that problem out with time... After a lot of soul searching and worry, i had decided that i would go to the shelter and visit with that little guy and see if i thought it would work. That was Thursday evening...Friday morning he was adopted. I have to admit i was both disappointed and relieved...Then, that same morning i got an email from my niece, who had adopted Ruben's sister. She had decided that she needed to find a new home for her puppy, Little Honey, and did i know anyone who wanted a puppy??? Without even thinking i said yes! I could definitely help her out!

Meet Little Honey...our new puppy... She is much smaller than her brother Rubie, and has more of a terrier personality than he does (Rubie is very laid back) but after just 24 hours of going from a home with two small boys and no dogs, to a home with no small boys and 4 dogs, she is adjusting and doing just fine!

She is learning so much from the pack here...
Meal time is interesting. I could use another hand to pass out the food bowls...

Here's a picture of Little Honey and Rubie standing next to each other so you can see the size difference. It's not a very good shot but at least it's not blurry. They play constantly with each other and the group...

Little Honey is learning how to share food from the community dry food bowl, to play doggie tug of war, and to fetch the balls i throw for the dogs every morning. And even tho there are more puddles to clean up around here, there is also more love.... Better photos and updates to come!

11 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh mare!
that is so exciting! i just love how everything always works out the way it is supposed to!
little honey is adorable and one lucky puppy!

Lola Nova said...

Goodness Mare! That is quite a brood you have there. Be careful, pretty soon you will be like Claire and end up with rescued goats, sheep and llamas :)

Mare said...

Hi Melissa and Lola! Yep! We have quite a crew here! Thank Goodness i don't live somewhere where i could take in farm animals!(Tho i did raise guinea pigs and birds in my basement for years....You can keep a farmer away from a farm but you cannot take the farm out of the farmer!;)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh- I LOVE the gorgeous haircut they gave the little stray- it is wonderful! And the fact that he was adopted is even more wonderful!
And Little Honey is a honey for sure!!
Mare, I'll bet there is never a dull moment around your house is there? (Especially meal time!)

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

How nice of you to think of going back for the little poodle - was that how he looked after being groomed?
Little Honey has such a sweet face, looks like she has settled in already. Good luck with them all.
Had to laugh about the dog eating parrot, I could do with one of those to keep my lot in line,lol!
Lynne

Theresa said...

My kids would have such a blast at your house.

Mare said...

Hi Paula! Dull moments...never! I wonder when i hear someone say they are bored! What is bored? How does that happen? What the heck does that mean??? hahaha

Mare said...

Hi Lynne, yes, our groomer Chiloe does a lot of the grooming of the stray adoptable animals for our local shelter and they get as good treatment as a paying customer! I think that is such a sweet act of kindness on her part to donate that service... He looked so nice once all that fur was cut away, i am not surprised he was adopted so quickly ... Honestly, i could feel his sweetness under all that fur and fell in love right away. But it all works out for the best, right? Oh and anytime you want to borrow a dog eating parrot, just let me know! I'll rent him out! ;)

Mare said...

Hi Theresa! Your kids are always welcome here! Oh and you too! ;)

Heather said...

Hello & thanks for visiting the MChi Blog!! We love meeting new bloggers. :o) So happy to meet you & your 5 pups. The new addition is adorable as is the rest of the pack! I'm looking forward to hearing about your ventures. Love your crotched work & Rosaries - just lovely!

Mare said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message! I'll be visiting you regularly too! I just added you to my daily reads! :)