Thursday, January 3, 2008

SPCA Foster Parenting 2.0

The Lakeland SPCA called me yesterday to see if I could foster two more puppies. They got in a litter of 12 puppies yesterday- yep, that's 12 puppies in one litter- and another foster family brought back two puppies because caring for six puppies was too much to handle. So I agreed to take the two returned puppies. Candy is in the first picture, and Cassie is in the second.

I didn't name them. If I had, I would've given them much cooler names. But anyhow, aren't they the cutest?! They are lab mix, and they both are mostly black with a bit of chocolate coloring mixed in. Cassie really looks the part of a sweet, blockheaded lab, with her wrinkly face and cute expressions.
They are high-energy, and in one day have managed to give my dogs Lucy and Callaghan quite a workout. They also have quickly proven to be masters at trying to escape from their kennel when I open the door to fill up their water bowl. Trying to keep those two inside the kennel is like trying to shove toothpaste back in its tube.
I get to keep them for two weeks, and then they go back to the SPCA, where I'm sure they will be adopted in no time.

3 comments:

DarbySea said...

I signed up last week to be a foster caregiver with the SPCA!

Lorrie said...

That is AWESOME! You are gonna love it.

Anonymous said...

I think that is a wonderful thing you are doing! I have 3 animals that I adopted from the SPCA. I always thought the SPCA was wonderful, but when I called to ask what would be done with a pregnant stray cat that we have been taking care of if we surrendered her, they informed me that she would be euthanized. Why?! She is a wonderful, sweet, loving kitty who would have no problem being adopted. And to kill the inocent babies for no reason...that is completely appalling to me. I understand that they cannot save every animal, but I also thought they used euthanization as a last resort. I guess I was wrong...