Pets.ca - Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 

-->

No, I'm Not Crazy....

luckypenny
January 12th, 2010, 05:54 PM
...Dh is :crazy:. It was all his idea :angel:.

Meet Toby, Theo, and Poppy :). Approx. 6 1/2 week old LabXs :cloud9:. Mom is a Chocolate Lab, dad a Flat Coated RetrieverX. The first photo is the temporary setup we have for them. Then there's Toby. And Theo and Poppy having a snooze.

luckypenny
January 12th, 2010, 05:55 PM
And Penny looking none too impressed while she observes from her seat :laughing:.

breeze
January 12th, 2010, 06:08 PM
I don't think your crazy :crazy:LP, you just have a lot of love :lovestruck: to give..

:cloud9: puppies :cloud9:

Sib.HuskyMom
January 12th, 2010, 06:15 PM
aw, I'm in love! :cloud9: Sooooo cute!

And aren't those flexible doggy gates the best? We had them to block off different sections of the house for the first month or so that we brought our boys home. Love them.

luckypenny
January 12th, 2010, 06:28 PM
And aren't those flexible doggy gates the best?

It's actually a play pen for toddlers that I picked up at ToysRus. They make these for dogs too? I find it's a lot easier than the x-pens as I just have to climb over rather than climb into :D. And you can buy extra panels to enlarge it so that's quite convenient for us depending on the sizes/ages of puppies.

Sib.HuskyMom
January 12th, 2010, 06:32 PM
ha-ha. We actually borrowed ours from a friend, so I assumed they were specificlly for doggies (she doesn't have any kids).
But they look exactly the same as yours, so that must be where they were from. :laughing:

Chaser
January 12th, 2010, 07:41 PM
What sweeties :cloud9: I would love to take care of three puppies!

Marcha
January 12th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Very very cute! Looks like Uncle Lucky will have more uncle-work ahead of him!

My Lodi Girl
January 12th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Awwwww! Lucky you getting to smell all that puppy breath! Don't ya just love puppy breath? :flirt:

luckypenny
January 12th, 2010, 10:32 PM
I don't think your crazy

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Breeze :D. It's dh that's losing it this time round. First he agrees with Nukka's adoption, then he offers to foster the puppies...he's softening up :goodvibes:.

I would love to take care of three puppies!

You're welcome to come take the night shift, Chaser :D.

Looks like Uncle Lucky will have more uncle-work ahead of him!

Omd, he's in his element! You know when they say to give a dog a job to do? He loves his job :dog:.

Don't ya just love puppy breath? :flirt:

:cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 12th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Oh, they're adorable, LP! :flirt: Whatever possessed dh must be a benevolent spirit! :angel:

I love that look on Penny's face! :laughing:

TeriM
January 12th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Oh my dawg, I am in love :lovestruck:. They are adorable :cloud9:.

TeriM
January 12th, 2010, 11:08 PM
It's actually a play pen for toddlers that I picked up at ToysRus. They make these for dogs too? I find it's a lot easier than the x-pens as I just have to climb over rather than climb into :D. And you can buy extra panels to enlarge it so that's quite convenient for us depending on the sizes/ages of puppies.

When we were camping this summer I walked by a campsite with a similar setup and was thinking that was a great idea for their dogs (cause there was other dog stuff around) and then later we walked by and they actually had it for their kid :laughing:. How can you tell I am a fur mom and not a human one :o.

14+kitties
January 12th, 2010, 11:11 PM
:cloud9::cloud9: So cute!!! Hubby must have had a huge change of heart. He's changing from Scrooge into an :angel: What a great job you've done with him!!! :D:highfive:

growler~GateKeeper
January 12th, 2010, 11:12 PM
OMD how freakin' adorable are those 3 together! :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

luckypenny
January 12th, 2010, 11:16 PM
When we were camping this summer I walked by a campsite with a similar setup and was thinking that was a great idea for their dogs (cause there was other dog stuff around) and then later we walked by and they actually had it for their kid :laughing:. How can you tell I am a fur mom and not a human one :o.

:laughing: We keep saying they should make bigger ones to keep teenagers out of trouble :D.

What a great job you've done with him!!! :D:highfive:

Yeah, he's been the toughest, and the longest, to train so far...but he's finally coming along :D.

14+kitties
January 12th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Yeah, he's been the toughest, and the longest, to train so far...but he's finally coming along :D.

Should have sent mine out to give him some lessons on how to give up gracefully. He learned pretty quickly although he still tries to pretend he's tough occasionally.

Love4himies
January 13th, 2010, 07:52 AM
YAY PUPPY PICS :cloud9: :lovestruck:


Oh they are adorable, LP :cloud9:


:laughing: I know that look Penny is giving, it is the same one Puddles gives when I bring a new litter of kittens into the house.:laughing:

Those pups don't know how lucky they are to end up in your home to be fostered. :lovestruck:

babydoll101
January 13th, 2010, 10:22 AM
You have a great set up there:thumbs up The pups are adorable:D

budgrrl
January 13th, 2010, 10:26 AM
I love them!!! :flirt:

and that is a fantastic set-up!! i wish i would have thought of something like that for kiila when she was a wee one!! will definitely keep it in mind for future furbabies! :D

ancientgirl
January 13th, 2010, 11:20 AM
OMgosh, they are adorable! So these little ones are just fosters?

luckypenny
January 13th, 2010, 02:12 PM
OMgosh, they are adorable! So these little ones are just fosters?

Nope, we adopted them all :angel:.
































:laughing:

Just kidding :D. Yes, they are fosters. We picked them up yesterday morning and they're settling in quite nicely. They're really quiet but that's likely due to their age. Awfully friendly and they all love to be handled/cuddled :cloud9:.

We do have to expand their pen today to include a separate potty area. It was -17c last night with winds so way too cold to be bringing them out in the middle of the night, brrrr.

Here are individual pics I took of them...in order, Poppy, Toby, and Theo :cloud9:.

ancientgirl
January 13th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Cute! Aww, puppy faces.:lovestruck::lovestruck:

Marty11
January 13th, 2010, 04:07 PM
WARNING!!!! My brand new baby Boston Terrier climbed out of that playpen.

Magicwildwolf69
January 13th, 2010, 04:33 PM
oh my cuteness overload! :cloud9::cloud9::lovestruck::lovestruck: someday i will get into fostering just have to find a two bedroom place....and get rid of mil lol

Dee-O-Gee
January 13th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Bless your husband's heart LP! :lovestruck: I absolutely love the set up you have in the first picture. Did you just lay down tile underneath the fold up baby gate? It just looks so organized, clean and comfy LP that I would love to cuddle up in there too! :lightbulb:

hazelrunpack
January 13th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Poppy has her glamor-girl look on. :flirt:

But holy catz!! :eek: I can't get over how much Toby and Theo look alike!!! The two handsome dudes look identical! :lovestruck:

luckypenny
January 13th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Poppy has her glamor-girl look on. :flirt:

But holy catz!! :eek: I can't get over how much Toby and Theo look alike!!! The two handsome dudes look identical! :lovestruck:

Poppy is the largest of the three and is all black with a fuzzier coat than her brothers. Toby is the smallest with a tiny little splash of white on his chest and has brown feet. Theo's white splash is much larger and his legs are brindle. Up until this afternoon I was still getting the boys mixed up but I've got it now :D.

Bless your husband's heart LP!

You know, there are days I'd like to put him up for adoption :o, but it's times like this that I just love him to pieces :cloud9:.

I absolutely love the set up you have in the first picture. Did you just lay down tile underneath the fold up baby gate?

We have two huge pieces of thick carton on the floor, then laid vinyl flooring on top of it. For the next 1-2 weeks, they will remain in the garage (it's heated), and then we will move them inside with the rest of the pack. That's when they get their individual crates for naps and night time to make house training easier.

I took a few more pics. Dh in the pen with the pups :D, and the expanded enclosure he set up today. He opened the playpen up to give them more room for their crate, bowls, and play area, then attached the x-pen for a potty area. He was so excited that they took to it right away :laughing:.

hazelrunpack
January 13th, 2010, 10:15 PM
omd, they're so tiny!!!! :eek: They don't look that tiny in their individual pics. :o What a great pic with them sitting in dh's lap! :flirt: :cloud9: Incredibly cute!!!!

luckypenny
January 13th, 2010, 10:21 PM
They range in weight from just under 4 1/2 lbs to 6 1/2 lbs. In no time they'll be bigger and bouncing all over the place though :D.

hazelrunpack
January 13th, 2010, 10:29 PM
In no time they'll be bigger and bouncing all over the place though :D.
Oh, I'm sure they will be! :evil: :laughing: :p

growler~GateKeeper
January 14th, 2010, 02:12 AM
Such an adorable trio :lovestruck: Your dh is gonna have so much fun playing w/them all day for the next 2 weeks, then he has to share w/Lucky :laughing:

ancientgirl
January 14th, 2010, 08:09 AM
LP, I can't remember right now what they are called, but I've seen on TV one of these potty things for dogs that look like grass. It's for when they can't go outside. Maybe something like that would be good for the pups.:shrug:

aslan
January 14th, 2010, 01:47 PM
aaaw they're adorable LP..so does dh have to STAY in the play area with the puppies?...I notice somehow you lost your parking space. You know you can still build the puppy room downstairs.:D

aslan
January 14th, 2010, 02:30 PM
i think this is what AG is talking about i just noticed it as i logged on..

www.petzoompetpark.com

ancientgirl
January 14th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Aslan, that's it. I think that's the same one I've seen on TV. Looks like a good idea for when going outside isn't possible.

rainbow
January 14th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Awwwww ....cuteness overload. :lovestruck: :cloud9: :lovestruck: :cloud9: :lovestruck: :cloud9:

I love the setup you have for them :thumbs up .....dh looks good in it too. :D

And, big hugs to him for making the decision to foster. :angel: :grouphug:

luckypenny
January 14th, 2010, 06:55 PM
LP, I can't remember right now what they are called, but I've seen on TV one of these potty things for dogs that look like grass. It's for when they can't go outside. Maybe something like that would be good for the pups.:shrug:

i think this is what AG is talking about i just noticed it as i logged on.. www.petzoompetpark.com

It does look like a good idea but not with 3 puppies who are being de-wormed and are pooping every other hour. I'll spare you the details :yuck: :o.

..so does dh have to STAY in the play area with the puppies?...I notice somehow you lost your parking space. You know you can still build the puppy room downstairs.:D

Only when I'm not home...he's supposed to stay in the pen half the day and in the yard with our pack the other half day....when I get in he has to stay in the kitchen until he finishes making supper :laughing:.

I'm still working on convincing him part of the basement needs to be built for foster puppies...he'll have to be convinced sooner or later because he can't work in his beloved garage as it is now :D.

Marcha
January 14th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Sounds like dh is a stubborn but eventually willing student. :D

Dee-O-Gee
January 14th, 2010, 08:04 PM
OMG...the last set of pictures with the expansion is amazing! Can I come and crawl up with the puppers too? :D

Frenchy
January 14th, 2010, 10:04 PM
awwww they're too cute ! Well of course they are ... they're puppies :crazy:

what a great set up you have for them :thumbs up wanna ask dh if he can make one like this for a human , let's say 5"2' , 100 lbs girl .... :cloud9: :laughing:

Chris21711
January 15th, 2010, 11:00 AM
They are gorgeous LP, the set-up you have for them is A1 :thumbs up

:laughing: We keep saying they should make bigger ones to keep teenagers out of trouble :D.

Good Luck with that :laughing:

Yeah, he's been the toughest, and the longest, to train so far...but he's finally coming along :D.

Soooooooooooo, are you gonna pull him from Petfinder :D

BenMax
January 15th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Ok just saw this post.

:offtopic: In reference to your subject heading about NOT being crazy. Looking at DH's head I would say you are driving him to pulling his hair out due to you driving him :crazy:.

Just a thought..:laughing:

norm258
January 15th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Love the pics! Puppies are fun! My 14 week GSD girl climbed out of her playpen set up in about 20 seconds so I hope it lasts longer for you!

Sleep now while you can.... :thumbs up