A Jump Start on Housebreaking
So far, there isn’t much toy time going on. But, I toss a few in with the babies every time I change their bedding. Which seems like all of the time! (The toys need to be washable also, because we can’t have any lingering urine smells on the beds, blankets or toys. That all needs to be clean so they learn to waddle over to the newspaper and potty there.)
The toys for now are just extra pillows to the babies. The real toys are their siblings ears.
And the newspapers can still be confused with bedding. So those need changed often and the puppies need to be cleaned off. I have some all natural, lavender wipes that make them smell very sweet.
With 16 peeing puppies in pools, the smell is a constant battle.
Now that the older ones can climb out of the pools, they have moved to the garage and breezeway, but the battle continues.
Keeping their nests clean is the first start of housebreaking.
Oh my, you can tell from this photo that I haven’t been to get my hair colored in ages!! I’d been cutting it myself due to Covid avoidance. Then, my friends Mary and Grace came over to visit their brown and white spotted baby and dear, sweet, talented Grace brought her salon scissors with her and gave me a much needed trim.
A new haircut sure gave me a lift. But I am not ready for color yet. Because of all the pups, I am being severely careful on social distancing. These next few weeks with the little guys will be so busy, I can’t even afford time for a headache, let alone a virus. And with sleepless nights for weeks on end, I am probably a bit run down, so my hair color will just have to wait until all of these darlings are safe and sound in their new homes.
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