Sunday, January 25, 2015

Not as Planned

This weekend did not go as planned.  I was hoping to go visit my parents but I didn't feel well so I stayed home and then puppies started dying.  They caught kennel cough from their mother and weren't nursing and I think the mom's milk started to dry up.  So, I stayed home to relax but ended up bottle feeding the remaining puppies and texting the vet for medicine.  I did finally get medicine and IV fluids for them tonight.  Only 3 puppies left out of 7.  I hope they make it.  I'm going to bring them to my office tomorrow so that I can feed them goat's milk every two hours.  Did you know Safeway sells goat's milk now?  I actually saw in on sale last week but couldn't think of a reason to buy it.  I should have bought it and froze it just in case.  At $5 a quart it's still cheaper than puppy powder formula and there's no mixing.

Anyhow, I'm not very optimistic about the puppies because they are only 2 weeks old but I will do everything that I can.  On Tuesday I will be taking my other foster dog in for her long awaited knee surgery.  What else this week.... I ordered free seeds from the seed library.  I'm going to finish installing my drip irrigation system so that my garden needs less tending.  My winter garden has been a flop for the most part.  Some of the seeds finally sprouted but today they were gone.  I think a bird found them.  At least the snow peas are doing well.  No peas yet but there are some blossoms.  I collected so many seeds from last years crops plus the free seeds from the library so I won't have to buy any unless I want something more exotic and I don't because I don't have time for it.

Oo, oo, and I get to make my extra mortgage payment this week because it's the end of the month.  I always look forward to that!


thequiltingdoberman said...

Oh my heart just broke for the puppies. I am so sorry. That must have been so hard. I am looking forward to watching her recover from her surgery.

Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

That must be awful. Jamal helped out at a shelter when he was at school and the same thing, kittens dying daily. I wouldnt be able to cope

Daizy said...

Hello quilting doberman. It is quite a helpless feeling watching them die. Two puppies left tonight. I didn't think they would make it through the day. Maybe if they hold on a little longer the antibiotics will have time to work. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, I don't know how people work at the shelter without getting depressed or numb. So many little ones sick and injured. It's great when I can actually help them get better.