She bought them each a colorful, embellished tee shirt from the Dollar Store to pose in.
One baby might be all I can properly tend. Of course, after weeks of bottle feeding and care-taking 9, 2 or 3 should seem like a piece of cake!
Twinkle still is tending to them too, so she'd be a help. But Aunt Sandy is back to work as an RN and has some long days, so I can't count on her for puppy wrangling with me as much as she did when they were tiny. She was a huge help. I don't think one person could have raised all nine and gotten any sleep at all.
While Sandy lives with us, we have her two Yorkies too. We can not convince them to use the doggy door, so I'll be taking them out for potty breaks while Sandy is gone on her long 12-14 hour nursing shifts. Maybe I should take advantage of that and haul pups out at the same time. (yes, we'd be a FIVE dorkie household if I kept two!)
Its the attention. I want to be able to nurture the babies and spend lots of time with them. I'm not sure that I want to divide up my time between two pups at once. Will I be able to raise two at a time to be wonderful companions?
On the other hand, these might be the last puppies we ever have! And I have to admit, without bragging, that I raise good pups! I've only kept two dogs from previous litters and they were the best dogs ever. Attention from the minute they are born, lots of cuddling and exposure to various experiences makes for a confident and good natured adult dog.
I've bonded with this little snippet, and am just afraid that I won't be able to give enough of myself to one of her brothers too. And these guys are all sooooo special, that I want them to have the very best home.
But, if my husband bonds with one, then it could be his dog, that could work...
Thanks for listening to me muse out loud about my dilema. Its a small problem to have, and I shouldn't even call it a problem, how many people would be complaining about whether or not they should adopt one or two of the worlds cutest puppies? I'm pretty lucky if this is all I have to ponder and worry about!
I've already gushed about how excited I am to be one of Kim's Fairytale instructors at the Enchanted Affaire in April, and you'll probably for sure hear more gushing about how much I am looking forward to that as the months go by.
Now, I've got something equally wonderful to tide me over a bit- Carol Spinski
and I had lunch last week and she was brainstorming some ideas about a get together at her home for the holidays.
These three are in the latest issue of Matthew Mead's Holiday magazine together in a Christmas spread shot at Carol's farmhouse. If you'd like to see her magnificent home in person, and get tips from these three pros, as well as make a sparkly tree ornament with me, here is the info:
9:30 - 11:00 Carol Spinski: Tips and resources to help your creative business sparkle.
11 - 12:00 Karla Nathan: Make and take ornament. Topic: Blogging and how to do online classes/tutorials.
12 - 1:00 Lunch
1 - 2:30 Amy Barickman- Expanding your creative business.
2:30 - 4:00 Deb Dusenberry- Making your brand shine; display, graphics, store front, web presence.
4:00- 5:00 Carol Spinski- Photography tips for marketing and web. Stylized photo shoot using the make and take ornament from Karla and other props.