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    Last winter we fostered a litter of rescued pups and their mom. Puppers thread.
    They all got adopted out and seem to be thriving.

    We took in another bunch this year; five pups and the mom. Pups were two days old when we got them and are seven weeks today.


    The lineup. Two females flanking three males in the middle:

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    Momdog is from a northern Montana rez and only about a year old. She’s still skin and bones … and boobies … but is in much better condition now than when we got her. Nice dog, I like her.

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    Too cute!
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    You are a good man!
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    Good looking dogs!

    We are just now starting to think about getting a dog, but will skip the puppy stage of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    You are a good man!
    this!
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    ^ ^ ^ Definitely ! ! ! !
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    Awwww

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    momma sure looks like a winner. guessing she's found herself a permanent home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    momma sure looks like a winner. guessing she's found herself a permanent home?
    Hah! We’ve been calling her "Winner" ... or Winnie, Win, Winfred …

    We’ll keep her if need be.

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    Make friendly withbig ears so it doesn't turn you into a grease spot.
    Serious analyzation going on. Smells like wolf.

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    ridiculously cute!
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    They look happy and healthy. I hope they find great homes.
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    They are beyond cute
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    We visited the chunky puppies.
    Hey, thanks for the visit and the puppy photos … and the phine pheasant stew and phabulous pumpkin pie. Great phun!

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    Beautiful.

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    Pupdate: The gang are all vaxxed, wormed, fixed, nails trimmed, microchipped, tattooed, adored and ready to go.
    Thank Dog for our wonderful friend and ‘retired’ vet that does all of the vet work gratis.

    Meanwhile we continue with socialization …

    Uncle Otter demonstrating how to be a corndog:

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    Pups are weened and mom-dog, Winnie, is filling out and getting into good shape.

    “Nothing down there for you son.”

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    After a close look at her teeth during her spay, the Vet thinks she is closer to two years old. We had thought she was about one. Still but a pup herself and much to learn.

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    Love this
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    Winnie is nonaggressive, or overly fearful, with the equines and shows little interest in them – just cautious respect, which seems to be mutual. Hopefully the pups pick up on that.
    The bitch we had with last year’s litter was aggressive towards the equines and that was such a PITA to manage. Winnie has also been super friendly with all humans she’s met so far while in our care.

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    What a great opportunity to do something you enjoy and is so desperately needed.

    I hope, once this batch is packed off, you take the opportunity to do it again.
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    Winnie and the pups have also been good with our cat who tolerates them. In fact, the cat lives in the puppy room, or rather, the puppies are borrowing space in the cat room. Sometimes the old cat sits up on her throne gazing at the puppies, purring … Why?

    I recently read a couple interesting articles on research being done in Yellowstone studying toxoplasmosis (that’s weird sh!t) in wolves.

    Articles:

    How a parasite can determine the fate of a whole pack of wolves

    Alpha cyst? Cat parasite may drive wolves to pack leadership


    The study hypothesizes that wolves become infected with the parasite (t. gondii) that causes toxoplasmosis (toxo) by direct or indirect contact with cougars, the primary host of the protozoan in that environment. In the secondary host, wolves in this case, toxo can cause behavior changes such as greater risk-taking.

    Overall, seropositive wolves — those with detectable antibodies indicating infection at some point — were more likely to become pack leaders than seronegative wolves. The connection held even after the researchers accounted for other demographic factors that may affect risk-taking, such as sex or social status. A seropositive wolf was 46 times as likely to become a pack leader when compared to a seronegative wolf. A similar pattern exists for dispersal. The chance that a seropositive wolf would leave its original pack was 11 times as high as that for a seronegative wolf.
    Fascinating stuff.

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    These two are going to new homes this weekend. This is the hard part. Going to miss them.

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    This thread was nothing but JOY until the poop eaters parasite showed up
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    Joy and boundless affection on one hand, poop eater’s parasites on the other. The Yin and Yang of living with dogs.

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