Likes: Wrestlin' with each other & sleepin' with each other.
Pet-Peeves: Having to stay in their pen most of the day!
Favorite Toy: Each other
Favorite Food: Canned puppy food!!
Arrival Story: Their original foster mom was adopting a dog and wanted to focus solely on her new dog, so someone from the shelter asked me if I could take them for two weeks, and I agreed! Now here they are! They just need two more weeks to mature before they can get the rest of their health care completed and be sent off to new homes.
Bio: These guys are about 5 weeks old. They are shelter pups. I'm not sure if they were orphaned or exactly how they came to be without their momma. I had forgotten how loud puppies can be! They are little growling, pouncing, pooping machines, that are oh-so-cute and will likely be adopted in a snap once returned to the shelter in two weeks. There are 4 boys and one runt girl.
Forums Motto: Trouble in 5 packages!
Adopt one of us?: There is an adoption radius of 100 miles from Louisville, KY for our shelter. We are highly adoptable and homes can easily be found for us in this range, so it is unlikely that any exceptions would be made. Sorry!
HARRY: Harry is also known as "Big Boy"! He's the biggest of the bunch. He has white on two paws and some white on his chest. He also appears to be the bravest pup, but this could change as we get to know them all better!
RON: Ron is the only one with wire fur. He has a brindle coloring with very light ears. He has the longest legs out of all of them. He is nervous when you hold him and take him out. He would much rather be playing with his puppy friends!
HERMIONE: Hermione is black and white and is not only the clear runt of the litter, but also the only girl. She is very feisty and curious. She also seems to be pretty intelligent. She knows how to stick up for herself, since her much larger brothers like to pick on her. Definitely knows how to put on a sweet face, too!!
FRED: Fred looks a lot like George at first glance, but Fred actually has wavier fur and less prominent tan markings. His face appears to be all black but actually has some brown "eyebrows" when you look closer. He is a cuddle bug and is ready to wrestle and explore like any puppy, but in this group he is the calmest of all the pups.
GEORGE: George has straighter fur than Fred, but has more noticeable tan markings. Just like Fred, he's a cuddle bug but a typical puppy, yet he's more laid back than some of his littermates. He loves to lay on his back when he sleeps.
We are sorry for not writing in our diary sooner! The life of a puppy is very busy, ya know. We had a fun 3 1/2 weeks in our foster home. We slept in a pool with lots of blankies and surrounded by fun toys. We played in our water dish. We climbed all over Momma Wiggles. Some of us braved the steps, some of us looked pityingly up at FM to carry us instead. We all enjoyed much cuddle time. We loved to explore outside, and Hermy even led an escape party by being the first one to shimmy under the gate... Big Boy was the only one that didn't fit. FM quickly rounded us up, but it sure was an adventure. We graduated from eating canned food mixed with moistened dry food, to just moistened dry food, to just plain dry food. We got our back molars in and exercised our jaws on FM's fingers, our toys, Momma Wiggles, and each other. We barked and whined and cried together whenever we wanted to come out of our corral. Big Boy even had to get medicine for dermatitis, and several baths because he sat in poop. The rest of us remained very healthy puppies. Yesterday, our FM took us back to the shelter. She put ID bands on us and we waited for our turn to have surgery. At first it seemed like we were all fine. But Big Boy was the last one to be done, and when he was put back into our cage for recovery, it was observed that he was not breathing. The vet crew tried to revive him but it was too late for our precious Big Boy. FM was very upset to hear this news because she loved Big Boy a whole lot. He was a sweetheart and was always up for some cuddle time. His death is one of those odd tragedies that no one knows why it happened.
We are very sad to be cut down to a litter of four under such circumstances. Our FM says we'll all go to new homes soon, though. But in the meantime, none of us, including FM, will forget Big Boy and his wonderful, calm personality and his round little belly. FM says he had the cutest puppy face that you just wanted to coo at for hours.