Puppies are cute.
It is hard to resist the playful joy of young puppies, and I am not immune to their charms.
For nearly a week now I have been the foster home for five puppies from Takla Reserve brought in to the Fort St. James Humane Society, and what a week it has been.
Every time I step out the back door, five adorable little wigglers emerge from the nooks and crannies of the yard and come full-barrelled towards me in a puppy mob show.
All five become squirming, squeaking fanatic devotees of my fan club, and I get just the tiniest taste of what it might have been like to be John, Paul, George or Ringo.
Well, okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but they are quite the mob and I have to try and come up with a distraction each time I need to go back into the house so I can avoid closing little puppy paws in the doorway as I rush to close it to keep them out.
The puppies range in ages from probably six to eight weeks, as they are from two different litters, but they are all adorable little fur balls. I get flashbacks to the the Looney Tunes character Hugo the Abominable Snowman who always picks up Daffy Duck or some other character and wants nothing more than to “love him and hug him and squeeze him” and of course “call him George.”
I also feel as though I have some inkling of what it is like to suffer from what so many women refer to as “baby brain” as I am constantly distracted from whatever mission I had originally left the house for. Of course, mine is not attributable in any way to hormones, but instead just to plain old cuteness overload. However, I promise to not replace my profile photo on Facebook with a photograph of a puppy or post a dozen photos a day of the puppies eating as though everyone in the world needs a play-by-play of their every move. I will however, post a photo or two here to show off the munchkins (up for adoption if anyone falls in instant love).
The puppies have been a fun and entertaining venture for the week, and I’ll definitely have fond memories of the rag tag bunch of furballs.
Of course, I will also appreciate once again being able to sleep until my alarm goes off…