Monday, February 11, 2008

Multiplicity

There has been an explosion. There are puppies .... everywhere. It's like they suddenly multiplied by a zillion and are now just monstrous. Although - thinking about it, I do believe they are mostly ear. I mean ... their ears are HUGE. I wonder if the creators of Dumbo saw a Ridgeback puppy at this age and thought - what a ridiculous ear size. They are huge flaps of velvety softness - I defy anyone to come up with a material softer than a Ridgeback puppy ear. Ever touched something so soft you didn't think you could feel it? That soft.

However, nothing compares with the size of their poop. It seems to be proportionly two times larger than it should be for a dog this size. I have to clean it up so I have become intimately aquinted with the output of a dozen puppies. I find it's easier to actually ignore the poop and make sure I catch the pee because between cleaning up one or the other ... I prefer poop I have to say. So much tider. They also seem to actively avoid stepping in the poop but don't mind tracking pee every where. Any poop stepping is accidental at best and immediately the puppy goes "Ew".

I have basically turned a blind eye to the mayhem that ensues everytime they come out. I just cannot keep track of the destruction. This morning I slept in because I accidentally turned dow the volume on my alarm. I rushed to clean them out, threw down some paper and turned my back for two seconds. They thought that the paper floating from heaven was so much FUN. Blind eyed turned.





Small twinges of sadness grip me once in a while thinking about them going. I hope their new homes are fun and they love long lives and make their people happy. I know they have to go but I still worry. This litter was so much easier than the last and I couldn't wait for those demons to go. These little guys are so good and such easy puppies they spoiled me. Some of them are going far away ... once they're gone ... they're gone. Can anyone else take care of them as well as I do? Of course .... but moms always worry.

3 comments:

S&K Weich said...

Darling, darling, darling! I just want to kiss and snuggle all of them! And no, there is NOTHING softer than a ridgeback ear...even when they get older it is still the sweetest part of them. You should be proud of yourself because you have done such an amazing job at your labor of love for the little guys. Their new families are quite blessed.

Kathryn said...

I've been waiting for those ears to GROW...and now they are! That is absolutely the best part of a Ridgeback puppy and the part I remember best from Willough, Sage and Seth. Five more sleeps and I can nuzzle the silky softness of puppy ears...

Sabrina said...

I am a bit sad that I won't be getting one of these pups! They are precious. Give them hugs and kisses from Idaho.