Wiggles came into the CHS as a transfer from a rescue in the Yukon – young, scared and pregnant. Knowing the best environment for a mama dog to give birth and raise puppies is in a home situation, our Foster Coordinator quickly began her search for the perfect temporary home for the small white dog. Long-time foster parent Susan (and occasional CHS blog contributor!) offered her home and will be caring for the pooch family for the next several weeks. She will be documenting her foster adventure in a weekly series, Wiggles & Co. Check out Wiggle’s first, second and third weeks in foster!
While the new babies continued on in their boring daily routine (eat, sleep, grow) a ‘new’ puppy was emerging: Wiggles was suddenly embracing her true puppy self. She started spending a little more time cuddling in bed with me morning and night and was always by my side if I was doing something “interesting”. She will run to her babes if they squeak but she is starting to have more “mom” time and enjoying all the toys here for her.
We are working on ignoring the ‘other’ dogs that live in my home: the one behind the glass of the fireplace, the one she sees in the oven, there are more she can see at the back of the curio cabinets, television stand and the full length mirror in my bedroom. (more…)