Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pupdates and Plans

It has been a strange week here at the Haven. I have been home for Spring Break, but all of the outdoor projects that I hoped to accomplish have been put on hold because we had a late spring blizzard! The sun is shining today, though it isn't too warm, so hopefully some of it will melt off today.
I have been busy doing other things, mostly caring for Cubby, who is still recovering from his neuter/dental surgery. The pupdate from Dr. Jeff is that his bones are so tiny that it would be rather risky to try drilling the holes necessary to wire/pin his jaw. So, we are managing his pain with meds, and observing him carefully to make sure he can still eat/drink. I made a huge crockpot full of chicken and rice stew (which we've all been enjoying) and he seems to be able to slurp that up just fine. At this point, I am more concerned with his instability. When another dog brushes past him, he tips over and has a lot of trouble getting up. I will call Dr. Jeff today to see what he thinks.
Tomorrow another dog joins us via IMPS Min Pin Rescue. I will be meeting Sandy in Appleton to pick up 16 year old Dittle, who was displaced when her owner moved to an apartment that doesn't allow dogs. I am going to keep my mouth shut regarding how I feel about that, but I'm sure that you all can guess! Anyway, we are happy to welcome little Dittle, whose new name will be Miss Kibble. Pictures to follow after tomorrow!
Finally, we are going to do a renovation of the dog room, weather permitting, over the weekend of May 13-16. The plans include removing everything from the dog room (hence the need for good weather!), installing cupboards over the dog crates, cleaning and disinfecting all of the crates, putting together new shelving units, laying a new subfloor, and installing a new sheet-vinyl floor, all the while keeping 18 dogs out from underfoot. Lots of work, but the results will be worth it. There's always plenty of work to be done here - poo to pick up, gravel to haul, paths to make, fence to repair. If you'd like to help, give Jodee a call at 920-946-6936.


  1. Gee, I'd volunteer to help, but I think by that weekend, after a week of house building, I'll be too pooped to participate. Weather permitting, will be getting up at o-dark-thirty with Mom on Sat 14th for a hot-air balloon ride. (I think I will need a nap that afternoon.) Sunday is our backup day, plus Mom works till 11. And Monday I go home. Sorry,kid!

  2. That's OK. It's the thought that counts. :)

  3. If it's the thought that counts, then I'm taking a nap after just thinking about you doing all that work!!! LOL Whew! I'm glad your little babies have you to look after them. They are in good hands, Jodee and Dan!