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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


A week and a half ago, our hoomans found four black puppies in our driveway. They were trying to climb through the fence. Naturally, Mom brought them into the yard so they would be safe. She kept them in the chain link kennel in the back yard until she could get them to the vet to make sure they weren't sick. She didn't want us to be around anything contagious. Dr. M said they were okay to be around other dogs. He treated them for hookworms and said they just need a little weight. They are malnourished (that means SKINNY).

Mom put information on her Facebook page and within a couple of days, all the puppies had been placed in permanent homes. We thought. Then one of them came back to our house because someone in the new family was allergic to her. So we have "Pinky" back at Hooligan House. And she is taking the name of our house very seriously. She howled most of last night. It was her first time spending the night in a crate. She was in the dog den with Jack and Sissy. The rest of us haven't met her yet. I guess that will happen tonight.

Pinky is black all over except for a wee tiny white dot on her chest. She's some kind of All American Mixed Breed, that likely has a little Labrador Retriever somewhere in the background. Mom says Pinky is smaller and daintier looking than a purebred Lab. She is around four months old. We will be keeping her until she gets adopted. That means alot of commotion and howling at Hooligan House, including bouncing and play-biting with puppy teeth. We are going to have a blast!

Dad says things could be worse. He says the other three could have come back with Pinky. How could that be a bad thing? Sounds like Hooligan Heaven to me!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Missed Me? Missed Me? Now You Have to Kiss Me!

We have been on an extended stay-cation instead of a vacation. There have been new multiple health issues going on with the humans at Hooligan House, and things are just now beginning to settle down into a new "normal".  All Hooligans are as fine and funny as when we left you, and we have missed you very much. Sometimes the Universe throws out a big splat of a wake-up call and when that happens, everything else has to be put aside for awhile. But, we're back!

AND -- right now there are four new Hooligans at our House! We are excited and happy but Mom and Dad are... not as excited and happy. Someone dropped off four little black puppies in our driveway yesterday. They are around ten or twelve weeks old. There's no way to tell what kind of mix they are so we are calling them All American Mutts. We are taking them to the vet tomorrow for health exams and Mom is hyperventilating at the thought of how much this is all going to cost. But we have a great vet who is willing to let our humans make weekly payments on the bill. So, maybe all is not as bad as it first seemed.

We are looking for puppy raisers. Those are well balanced people who are willing to raise a puppy the right way and teach it basic obedience skills and give it lots of positive socialization opportunities. Puppy raisers are not easy to find. On Friday, Mom and a couple of her friends are going to do some preliminary aptitude testing to see if any of the wee hooligans might be suitable for assistance dog training. We'll update the blog about that over the weekend.

In the meantime, we hope you are all happy, healthy, and hooligan-ing all over the place. Big Woofs & Licks from our House to Yours!