These handsome guys came for a visit early this morning to lay claim to their pup who from now forward will go by the name of "Cinder"! I love it and I always like it when the pups have a name to attach to them as soon as they're chosen. It leaves me with the impression they've been thought of often while growing into the dogs, the Dobermans they are quickly becoming. Adam chose Green, leaving just Black and Blue to discover who will be calling them family! Both will be cropped tomorrow and both will enter their new abodes come Monday.
I had hoped to get the time to snap and load another round of photos of each of the pups before they leave me knowing all the while it was going to be a challenge with this slow mo of a computer. Then a surprise last night.... no not a new PC but the dreaded moment when you turn on the tap and find just a trickle of water. Then realizing the implications. First and foremost a slew of animals, pups included that can't survive without a working well pump. Cleaning. laundry and showers luxury's not to be had.
Fortunately the pump guys were able to get out here to diagnose shortly after Adam and his crew of campers left. Unfortunately the diagnosis, a need for a new pump, wasn't the one I'd hoped for and one that may get worse before the day ends. Trips to town are in order. One for me to gather supplies and one for them to purchase a pump. Looked like our schedules would jive and it sounded like I'd have things back up and running before the end of the day. Until...... the work began and the pipe attached to the pump 25 ft underground broke at the connection. Who knows what that might mean.... I was afraid to ask. For now the pump guys are on the road with a promise to return with some type of pipe and a hope, probably more of a thought, of beating the pump out of it's current location and into the well itself. Bugger! Yep, buggerooo!!!
The joys of country living... not all a bowl of cherries or exactly a bed of roses but still the life I prefer.
So... no time for photos.
Today I'll be preparing the pups to go in for surgery. Since I'll have several post-op pups for several days my plan is to assemble the components of the pup corral so each has their own separate quarters to avoid having messed up cups, staples and sutures. Then it dawned on me I'd need some 14 pup safe bowls of some variety as well as the water to fill them. On the bright side, I do have a hot tub of 400 gallons that the big dogs, the chickens, cats and the horses can drink and a neighbor who would surely let me fill it up if it starts to run dry. I've been meaning to buy some more hoses anyway :-( . Although I trust the spa water completely, the pups will continue their spoiled ways and receive bottled water though most likely it won't be Perrier!
Well, the pump guys are back and the noises I hear aren't all that reassuring.............. but rest assured! Your pups are in good hands. They're still my babies!
Thanks for the visit Adam and company! It truly was the highlight of my day!