"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Monday, April 20, 2009

The She-Daisy Shih-Doxies Are Here! Arf, Arf, Arf, Arf.

We did a rescue yesterday. From the home of another "rescuer" who had become, essentially, a hoarder. It's a difficult line to demarcate. I have found that one needs to set very strict upper end limits on the number of fosters one takes in.

My limit here is ten. At any given time, I can handle ten dogs and cats, besides my own. And... that's exactly where I am at. Haha! Am I "handling it?" Well, things could be better. We have been up since 3 AM. This is a barky little group.... but not because they are bad pups. More because they lack socialization. The home where they were born had 25 Shih-Tzus in it! Yikes!! How could any "foster mom" socialize 25 dogs at once? See what I mean??

Anyways.... the Shih-Doxies are here. We named them after the She-Daisy band: Kassidy, Kristyn, Kelsi and Osborn. They are cute as buttons. And I now they have a lot of potential to be great pets.... once they have all their vet care and get over the barking. They are only 5 months old... so there's time. Oh yeah, and I met their mom and dad. Dad is the cutest little 8 # miniature Doxie you could ever want to see! Mom looks like a brillo-pad.

We are hoping they will all find homes by Mother's Day!


  1. Oh, I FEEL like a Brillo pad most days, Stray. Of course they're barking because everybody spoke Chinese in that house and couldn't understand them! As you know too I adopted two "unsocialized" 6 mos. old border/collie labs (yap-yap-yap, bing, bing, BING, ricochet rabbit!)and I am here to say that with a little time, patience and attention they are the absolutely BEST pets now (except for my 2 other strays)and we are besotted with them. I have similar expectations for the Shih-Doxies!

  2. Ten dogs and cats? I can't keep up with my 3 dogs, one cat, 2 boys and 1 husband. I think it's my husband puts me at my upper end limit.

    I hope they find good home too!

    Have a great day!