Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mortgage Progress for June 2014

Another big $1,500 toward the principle!  That brings the total down to $56,973.  Only 3 years and 4 months to go, or less if I can keep up this pace.  I don't know if I can though because this month is a big spending month.  My nephew is visiting and I enrolled him in video game camp next week where they are supposed to learn about making video games.  I suppose it is semi-educational.  Also, his birthday is also coming up so I believe a shopping trip for gifts is in order.

I am also trying dog fostering again.  (I can see you frowning, Mother!)  Someone asked me specifically to foster a mom and 1 week old puppies as a foster for the pound.  In 7 weeks they go back to the pound since the puppies will be old enough to get adopted.  I said that this is the only way I would foster if I ever fostered again.  I don't want to spend my Saturdays trying to get dogs adopted at the pet store.  And fostering for a rescue that required puppies to be 14 weeks old before adoption was too hard.  When puppies get over 8 weeks old they are very hard to contain and very destructive.  I still haven't repaired all of the puppy damage around my house from the last group.

When I got to the pound to pick up my momma dog and puppies, they only had 4 puppies instead of 6.  It turns out that 2 puppies got accidentally washed down the drain when the inmates were cleaning the kennels.  Is that the most horrible thing ever?  That is just too sad.  I am glad that I got the 4 remaining puppies out of the pound and I hope they all continue to thrive.  There are just so many diseases that they can catch there.  I don't know how any puppies survive the pound at all.

Anyway, momma dog and puppies are snuggled in to a doghouse that I brought in to the laundry area.  I hope they aren't too much trouble.  I'd like to continue to help the pound dogs and fostering directly with the pound could be an easier way to do it.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

oh no, poor little puppies. Thats awful. Hope you enjoy time with the other little guys. I hope they are not all as crackers as my little kitten :)

Daizy said...

They are only a week old but hopefully they will all make it to the cute puppy stage. Your kitty sure is entertaining!