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Little Mama

From: Cheri C.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:28 AM

Wanted to give some updated pix on "Little Mama." She has so much spunk for a little one carrying around so much extra cargo!


Not as good of poses as the one Tascha took last week, but it shows how low she's getting to the ground, and how hard it is to get comfy. :(  (Esp with Trent sitting on her!)

The vet had said 3 to 4 more weeks and this is halfway through week 3.  So she could have those pups anytime after this week.  :)  We are sooooo close!!!

 

Puppy mill auction

I wanted to clear something up in case it was foggy for some.  I've had some questions on facebook, and figured maybe some of you might not be sure either.  Mama Daisy came into rescue already pregnant.  We did not breed her to intentionally have puppies.

Adorable Alice

She was up for sale at a puppy mill auction along with Trent, Jo, Alice, Ally May, Peggy and MANY other dogs of all breeds, shapes, and sizes.

Lovely little Jo

The mill was closing and was trying to recoup all the money it could before going out of business.  The dogs that didn't sell (either to rescue or to another puppy mill) would generally be shot behind the barn after the auction was over.

Petite Peggy

Mama Daisy came to us looking like she might be smuggling some of the miller's merchandise with her...but we didn't know for sure.  She wasn't as far along as we had suspected, probably b/c she has been over-bred during her young 3 years of life, so things were already stretched out from her previous litters.

Daisy picking out a tie for Trent

We are hoping for healthy, happy, curious little puppies and then Mama Daisy will be spayed so she never has to have another litter of puppies ever again.  Ever!

Watch it Mama!  Isn't that what got you into this mess to begin with??? ;)

The puppies will stay with Mama until they can be weened.  Then they will all go to foster homes until they can be neutered and spayed and sent out into the world. (PS  That means we will need foster homes for cute little puppy-breathed wieners in a few months!!!)

In rescue, the goal is to make sure they are "fixed" before adopting them out so they don't have more puppies that end up in a rescue or a shelter or humane society somewhere b/c someone doesn't want them.

 

Soapbox time!

My personal opinion....you don't have to agree with what I'm about to say....

Between 4 and 8 MILLION healthy, friendly dogs are killed in shelters across the US every single year.  This does not include the dogs that are put down due to health, aggressive nature, poor temperament, biting, etc.  They are healthy, happy, waggily tailed dogs of all ages and all breeds that just aren't wanted by anyone.  When shelters get too full....they have to make room for more unwanted dogs....  Luckily in our area we don't have high-kill shelters, but in larger cities across America they euthanize healthy dogs every single day due to overpopulation.

Personally, it's hard for me to think of breeding a dog when there are so many beautiful, wonderful, loving dogs out there that need homes.  Many are pure bred dogs if that's what you're looking for.  All 3 of my doxies are purebred--all 3 are rescues.  Dusty from the CB shelter, Daisy was a mill mama producing other people's pure bred piebald puppies, and Georgie was an owner surrender.

My 3 rescues, Georgie, Daisy and Dusty


I know that logically good breeders have a place in this world in order to keep the integrity of the breed that we love so much....but when I see HUNDREDS of purebred doxies EVERY YEAR of all ages (including puppies), coats, colors, and sizes, needing homes, just in our area, I have a hard time thinking that we need to breed any more right now.

 

That said, I can sure get excited about a litter of puppies that is already on it's way.  A litter that was saved from a puppy miller who would have profited off of the sale of each one of the puppies.  A litter that he may have kept one or two from to keep in his breeding pool....to enslave in a life of misery, filth, neglect, and fear....

We won that battle! We saved these puppies. (Special thanks to Janeal and Wag N Train Rescue!) Mama Daisy gets good nutrition and vet care now so her puppies will be more healthy than if she was in the mill, giving them a better chance from birth.

Mama Daisy doesn't have to worry about her puppies being handled roughly or taken from her too soon in order to be sold in a pet store or on Craig's List.  Mama gets to love her puppies and care for them until they start driving her crazy and she feels it's time for them to leave the play pen and head to new homes.

And then....Mama Daisy gets to stop being a Mama, and become a regular, ordinary, everyday part of a family instead of a breeding machine spending the rest of her life in a filthy cage with little food, medical care, and no love or hope.... And that's the best part of the story....it's why so many of us do what we do....

Sorry to get so "deep" on you this morning.  Like I said, I've had a few people asking questions on facebook and thought I'd clear up any questions if anyone in the group had them, too.

That said, I can't wait to see these puppies (and neither can Trent!) but I'm sure glad that Mama Daisy will never have to have another litter of puppies ever again!

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Thanks for listening!

Hope to see you all on Saturday at Hanscom (10am-12pm)!  Trent will be there in all his loveliness...(He sure is pretty!)

~Cheri

 

 

PS  For the record....Jo, Alice, Peggy, Daisy and Trent are still all up for adoption through Wag N Train.  Come see Trent and Jo on Saturday at Hanscom.  Maybe we can get Peggy to stop by, too!

I believe Rick and Pam still have their NDR foster Roxy that they brought last month, she is adorable!  A petite little white faced gal.  Cute as can be!

And the Nelsons have a new foster named Lily.  She was going to be put down by her owners b/c she needed a dental and they didn't want to pay for it!!!  :(  She's a precious 5 year old black and tan dapple.

This was her "in jail" picture.  She looks much better now (even with her cone on.)  They won't be at Hanscom on Sat since they will be at Beaver Creek.  But if you want to meet little Lily let us know!

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