Did you ever have one of those moments, when you look over at the litter of puppies (or kitties) that you have helped bring into the world, and you are overcome with an overwhelming sense of peace and joy?
Yeah I have, but Saturday morning wasn’t one of those times!
I got up late actually, and felt almost rested after a full 8 hours of sleep. I pulled on my bathrobe, and headed out of my bedroom. I was immediately made aware that rain was pouring down outside, as I opened the door, and none of the four adult dogs wanted to go out.
I encouraged Greta first, and then went to check out the puppy room. Usually, no matter how bad it is, I open the door and they all go outside into their little puppy pen while I clean up their room, but today it was cold and raining and I didn’t have the heart.
I looked at the mess (literally) and figured I could handle it. I was wrong. The pups saw me and got all excited. Before I could scoop up their little poopies they were jumping up and down in it! I reached out, trying to roll the newspaper up, they jumped on my arm! I used a wipe to get some horrible stuff off the floor and it ended up on my hands! I felt like a new parent changing their first poopy diaper!
I finally got the papers up and then started washing down the floor. The puppies tried to get the sponge and me and as I turned to move a puppy squealed! Oh no! I’d flattened one! Only there was no puppy there.The little bugger just wanted to be held!
I quickly attempted to put down fresh newspaper, and that was fun with 5 little babies all playing, “let’s keep Granny from putting the paper down”. After a few minutes I got enough down and then escaped over the fence. I gently washed each pup with a wash cloth, because I wasn’t sure who had made it into the poop and who hadn’t.
I mixed their food and fed them and then sat down with my first cup of coffee and just did nothing. Yes, I accomplished all of the above, caffeine free!
It never did stop raining today, but towards the end of the day when I cleaned the room for the last time, I did the unthinkable! I put them outside in their pen! Now before you turn me in for cruelty to animals, remember that the enclosure has a large overhang and when they came in, they had their dinner and then went to bed. Happy, healthy and clean!
And I made it through a very rainy day!