Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Puppy Breath

Nothing like it. Puppy breath that is. This little one almost didn't make it. But thanks to his momma, he did. When he was born he wasn't breathing at all. Joe and I didn't really know what to do. I was blowing in his face and rubbing his belly but nothing was working. Finally I did what I should have done in the first place and handed him to his momma who promptly licked him and brought him back to life. Bless her heart.




I also realize that the above pictures are not the best I have ever taken. In fact they are pretty bad. But beggars can't be choosers. I'm just glad to have them.

Please ignore the belly in the next picture. I know I am.


From left to right, Hoss, Roger, Whitey, Adam, 3 Dots, Riley and Brutus. It looks like they are missing their momma.

Here's another of them on the newspaper. Again, belly ignore button should be in the on position.


We finally smartened up and put momma and her babies in a kiddie pool in Joe's bedroom. They were much easier to keep in line.


Do you think we had much trouble selling these little jewels?


Amy said...

They are precious!

Do new puppies smell as wonderful as new babies? ha ha ha!

Trailboss said...

No Amy, nothing beats the smell of a new baby. But they are pretty darn close!

Mia said...

puppies and babies what could be sweeter...then they become dogs and kids!! YIKES!

Lou said...

I thought the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies took #1.

(Babies 2nd)
(Puppies 3rd)

Trailboss said...

Lou, if you're gonna talk about something baking they take the cake, get it, to anything else. Let's see,

fresh bread
any cookies
any cake
any pie
any anything

Can you tell that I didn't have breakfast this morning?

Syd said...

Puppy breath is great. Glad that the wee one survived. You can sling the puppy by cradling it and making a swift movement down with your hands. I've used a babies's ear syringe to clean out the nostrils and rub them hard when first born. They generally squeal. I also have kept Dopram on hand to put just a drop under their tongue.

MichelleSG said...

Oy we had a few c-sections we had to do a the vet clinic and getting those babies awake and breathing manually can take FOREVER. They need a lot more attention and beating than one would think. We'd literally wait until we had at least 10 people on hand to work all the babies before we'd do the c-section since you never know how many babies there will be or how bad the situation will get. It was fun! Messy but fun.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Adorable, to say the least.

And yes, what can we say about puppy breath?

Bill said...

I had no idea that you could paper train puppies when they were so young.

BTW, the belly button ignore button should be in the on position, also.

Pam said...

OMG what could be better girl???

Jamie said...

I wish I could bottle puppy breath and sell ya I could make a mil....
I breath.

I can smell it from here.

They were too darn cute !! I would have had a hard time selling any of them.

Dusty Devoe said...

Sweet! Bet you had people knocking your door down to get one! I thought I'd lost some pictures too, but I found mine. Cowboy did something, but they were in the recycle bin! I guess he'll live.

Scott W said...

That is a lot of cuteness! You could have cropped the big belly out!

Trailboss said...

So, what was I thinking? I can always count on you to tell me what I should have done. hehe

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Good for Momma - and I like Joe's belly. You must be feeding him well.


John and Regina Zdravich said...

They are so adorable!!! I wish I could have one!

Hope said...

Puppy breath is very sweet. Babies of any kind are such symbols of hope.