I was the foster mom to 7 beagle puppies for 5 weeks. I took them back to the Humane Society 2.5 hours ago. I miss them sooo much! I cried when I was there helping the tech process them in! I feel like I'm condemning them to prison. I know that's ridiculous, our Society carefully screens applicants, but I can't see my babies in those cages. Stop me before I go get one! PLEASE!! This separation grief is awful.
I am also sick of ****!!! I have cleaned up enough poop to last me a lifetime! I have two cats and a dog now that have been wanting my attention for 5 weeks. It was a great experience, but seven puppies are a lot. By the way, does anyone know a good way to get poop stains out? My place is a mess!
Those pups would have been put down by now if the people at the Quincy Humane Society hadn't saved them and their mother. I feel great that all of them will have great homes and I helped that happen. So, as sad as I am, one day I'll foster again... and cry the same tears.
catdogwoman, my advice to you is to make an area in a room with linoleum on the floor, for future rescues. An outdoor building with concrete, or even an area in the garage, would be suitable in the right weather conditions. I would not even consider trying to raise pups on a carpet, because as you say, the stains would be horrific, nevermind what has filtered down to the base of the carpet fibers. I have hardwood and linoleum,;so I can't help you with the stains, I would probably have it professionally cleaned, and disinfected. As far as the seperation goes, I probably would feel exactly the same, because I breed dogs, and I can't bear to sell some of them. I guess you just have to focus on the fact that you gave them a great start, and they are all the better for your attention. You can't keep every puppy, no matter what, but I do know how you feel. Thankyou for taking care of them.