I had a phone call from Mary who is out meeting a friend for lunch (she is bringing me back a take-away). I am looking forward to a nice spicy Indian meal (Mary doesn’t cook spicy food – or any other food come to that).
Well, she turns up an hour later with 6 pups about 10 days old! (I wasn’t expecting that for a take-away). I have just realized we have no newspapers for making them a bed so I will have to find some. Mary has gotten rid of the fleas and ticks which most pups are covered in when we get them.
Why do people take pups away from their mothers at such a young age?? I know they think they are doing right by bringing them to us but really they are just sentencing them to death as they really need their mums at this age. Sleepless nights ahead aplenty and as usual there is one strong one and the rest are very weak.
2 weeks later and we are down to only 1 surviving pup. She looks quite strong and we have named her Hope. Maybe that will be a good sign.