“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz
Last night, on Earth Day, Ratonita ( I named her because she is a great rat catcher in our garden) gave birth to four puppies under our brush pile. At the same time, our neighbor’s other dog was giving birth to four puppies in his Sugar Cane field. Tyler, the macho father, has produced more puppies in our neighborhood, than I ever thought possible.
Now, I know that Ometepe Island certainly doesn’t need more puppies, but I have a plan. Our new veterinarian, Sara, came to our house last week and we discussed locations for a spay and neuter clinic. Our local community center at Puesta del Sol, will be a perfect place for a weekend extravaganza. Cut, cut, snip, snip…no more unwanted cats or dogs in La Paloma.
Meanwhile, we had to figure out a way to get Ratonita and her pups out of the brush pile. It’s just to dangerous…so many predators like boa constrictors!!
Ratonita wasn’t having any part of our plan. She snarled at Julio and refused to budge.
Julio quickly removed his t-shirt and placed it over Ratonita’s head, so she couldn’t see him removing her pups.
First, one, then two females (embras) were gently placed on the old feed sack, while Ratonita remained calm and oblivious to the raid of her puppy nest.
One more….three adorable females.
But, wait…what have we here? It’s a BOY…a little pig nosed macho puppy.
Tyler is introduced to his first son. By the way, the other female dog he knocked up had four female pups. Don’t you know…we desperately need a spay and neuter weekend clinic in La Paloma, now?
With the four new puppies whimpering on the old feed sack, Ratonita is coaxed out of the brush pile to tend to her younglings.
Four little puppies laying on a sack…three are female and one is FAT.
Isn’t he adorable? I love puppy breath.
We’re having a hard time resisting this little feller. We may have to give him a good home in two months. What do you think?