Monday, March 07, 2011


We have 3 new foster pups. They were found in a box on the side of the road, out near Kayenta,Az.
They are tiny, black and amazingly wiggly when awake. We are guessing they are less than a week old as their eyes and ears are still shut. This means they require bottlefeeding every few hours. So far I have avoided the whole feeding neonate thing. Getting up in the middle of the night never really appealed. But these guys didn't really have any other options and I wanted to give them a chance.
So far so good. Rob did the first 3am shift and I did the 6am. We swapped last night. If they survive they first week or so we can lengthen the times between feeds.
One of the boys has a broken, infected paw, hoping the antibiotics and time can heal it.

There is 2 boys and 1 girl. I haven't named them yet. I am leaning towards Gilgamesh, Nebuchadnezzar and Ishtar, but I have the feeling that that may not fly with work so well.
They can be their secret names.

It's hard to take an in focus photo of them. They are all black with no eyes ( some white on their chest and toes) and when awake, really really wiggly.