More dog memories… We probably should have seen it coming, but we were still surprised when we wound up with a house full of puppies in July 1995. Gabby was a great mother, but feeding ten very hungry little mouths took a lot out of her; you can see that her coat wasn’t looking too good in this photo:
Their puppy teeth came in very quickly, and they were already devouring kibble while they continued to nurse. I’m sure Gabby was relieved when she finally managed to wean them!
One day before the pups got big enough to spend their time in the back yard they somehow managed to wander into the bedroom, and several of them discovered the luxury of sprawling on a waterbed. I’m pretty sure they were disappointed when we gently but firmly ejected them. Twelve dogs on a waterbed wouldn’t leave much room for anyone else!
Once we were down to three dogs (all but one of the puppies having gone to good homes) things settled down a bit; but despite having their own bed, these characters still preferred the waterbed!