The Puppies Take After Their Mom

What breed is she? Katie is a mystery to us as far as the breed goes.  She is short-legged and very stocky built.  I just thought she was over fed, but it appears her puppies have all the same traits.  They are short-legged and will have a dense undercoat, and they are very plump. Actually, one looks like a bulldog –but I doubt if that is actually their breed.  Regardless–they are adorable and have started eating and drinking on their own.  They still have a couple weeks to go before they can be adopted–so it should be close to Christmas.  The picture was taken a week ago—Will share another updated on soon.

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More room is coming!

More excitement on the farm.  We are building a new kennel for all the dogs at 12 Hills.  I am told that 10 kennels will fit on the south. they will have dog door with outside kennels.   The floors will be heated, so the dogs should be comfortable all winter.  Hoping to get it finished and the dogs moved in before the weather turns bad. These are pictures of the progress. 

Be Patient and Count Your Blessings

Patience and blessing go hand in hand at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. Speaking of numbers–7 dogs were adopted to good homes this past weekend. We had such a slow summer that we were worried.  But, just as in life when things don’t go as we hope they would, if we wait patiently–things will change for the better.  The month of November we have been blessed with 21 adoptions so far.  We are hoping for at least 5 more before the end of the month.  I wish I could say I always have patience with the doggies in the house. Right now we have too many, and we seem to be always house training one or two.  Patience and Pee Wee go hand in hand.  Pee Wee is a good boy–he uses the pet door and is never in the way. But . . .  he doesn’t want me to love him or pet him.  He is shy and wants to be on the outer circle until he can trust us.   I need to be patient and wait until the right family comes that will love him and bring him out of his shell.  He is a keeper!

We are Blessed

This is the time of the year that we look back and count our blessings. 12 Hills has had so many blessings this year, it is hard to count them all. We have been blessed with so many wonderful, loving dogs to care for. Dogs that needed love and some special attention., sometimes medical.  We have had some great volunteers this year. From a local 4-H club to a young Mom who did our photography and this blog. Family–who pitch in weekly to help in various ways. Note the picture of our granddaughter who worked almost every day this summer. Friends have made posters, given supplies. Then there have been those who have adopted our dogs–shared their talents with homemade blankets, kerchiefs, and even monies to help purchase supplies.  Last our new fixture, Brenda . . . she works over her allotted time and goes the extra distance for each one of the dogs. Yes, we have had our hands full.  Sometimes, we wanted to even throw our hands up—but in the end, WE ARE BLESSED!

Another New Mama

Katie was pretty heavy when she arrived at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. You might say she was very overweight. I guess a steady diet of powdered eggs could do that to you.  Well, I was right —I diagnosed she was pregnant also, besides being overweight.  Poor Katie–before she had her puppies—we were scared she would burst at the seams.  Well, 5 puppies later, she is starting to regain her shapely figure.  One of the puppies didn’t make it, but we have 4 of the cutest little ones. 2 tan like their Mom, and 2 little black ones with white on  the tips of their toes.  What a good Mama she is—and enjoys having us visit and pet her and the puppies.  They are almost 2 weeks old and their eyes should open soon. We will keep you updated with pictures.

Here is Snowball—the new Mama!

What a good mom she is–to her 6 little Lab puppies.  We think Snowball is part Lab herself.  She is a very sweet gal and has done an amazing job with her little puppies.  She works hard to keep the weight on. After all raising 6 puppies is a BIG job for such a petite little gal.  Her puppies are eating on their own and we will have a picture soon of their messy faces. They will be ready for new homes in 2 weeks, and then Snowball can concentrate on finding her new forever family.

Coonhound Speaks

Wow—dogs have been on lock down for a couple days while they pour cement for the new kennel.  Dogs are upset as they usually go for their evening run each night. The one doggie that is speaking out the most about his displeasure is Jethro the coonhound.  His baying and cries can be heard for miles. Well, at least maybe 2 miles.  He is one upset dog and tells the world.  Jethro is such a cool guy. We received him from animal control and wondered why noone is claiming him.  He was well taken care of –so know he was someone’s special friend.

Speaking of special friend–Jethro would make a great friend for a family. He likes to hang out with you and will even ride if you ask him.  I couldn’t resist this picture. Oh, Jetro, what a big tongue you have  All the better to lick you with. . . . .