December 9, 2016 by The Dog Rules
Meet Billy and Dani.
They were about 7 weeks old. They looked so alike that I was having a difficult time telling them apart for the first few days. Little black and white balls of fluff that tumbled happily around my kitchen floor, they were easy to love.
It was more difficult to feed them. They had little interest in food because their teeth hadn’t come in enough to be able to handle kibble. I was soaking their kibble to make it softer and mixing in some canned wet food, and still they would sooner do almost anything than eat puppy food. Leaves, grass, dirt, the corners of my wooden planter boxes and each other were all more interesting to chew on.
It turned out that they were not thriving because they had a parasite called Coccidia. Once that was identified and they received appropriate treatment, they began to feel better and show more interest in food. You know I was trying every tempting think I could think of to get them to eat!
I was most definitely taking a shine to them and knowing that little puppies get adopted very quickly, I submitted a adoption request form – just in case.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and I had two fat and sassy puppies. Their personalities were not as originally described. They were bold as brass and ready to explore their new world.
…And I was falling in love.