Puppies and Kitten VIDEO!

I’m doing this from my phone so hopefully it works ok. Here is BRAND NEW video featuring the  puppies, Breezy, Boscoe, and Big Moose, and the kitten, Pumpkin.

Enjoy!

Puppies & Kitten of the Resistance – May 4, 2016

PS If you would like to help with the pet vet & pet supply fund, please see the tip jar button in the sidebar, we need all the help we can get!

Puppy and Kitten Update

Today’s puppy & kitten update unfotunately brings sad news.
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One of Sky’s kittens, poor little CC, who was born up in and had to be rescued from our basement ceiling, passed away during the night despite our best efforts to help him (which included giving him kitten formula with an eye dropper because he was too weak to nurse and had no suckle instinct). We knew he was at a disadvantage given his rough start and significantly smaller size than his sibling, Pumpkin, and the facts that not only did Sky not show a big interest in him but also because when puppy momma, Bellah, managed to get out of her baby cage & onto our bed to greet kitty momma Sky, Bellah had actually attempted to remove CC from Sky’s box yesterday. I think the two mothers knew he wouldnt make it, but for as long as he could draw a breath, hubby, the kids, and I knew that we wouldn’t give up on trying to help sweet little CC. Sky is doing OK, she seems content caring for her remaining kitten, Pumpkin, but Pumpkin is crying a lot more, maybe Pumpkin misses her sibling. Pumpkin is crawling around already although her (or his, we dont know yet) eyes have not opened yet, and (s)he got the name for her (his?) big head. Pumpkin is the stripey kitten who looks almost exactly like momma Sky. Poor little CC was more grey and less stripey except for his tail. I hope CC is now in the comfort of our Creator and at peace.

The puppies bring us happier news, as they are all growing and showing more personality every day, although I am still concerned about our special needs “swimmer puppy”, Breezy, the stiff limbed little runt:

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Yesterday was National Puppy Day, and little Boscoe was happy to strike some charming poses:

IMG_20160323_221548IMG_20160323_172512Big Moose is humongous compared to the other pups but he likes to sleep while plotting his escape from baby jail:

IMG_20160323_172920Here are some more pictures of The Critters of the Resistance:

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IMG_20160321_101600_hdrOreo doesn’t get to play with the pups as often as he’d like to, so he fills the void with cats, and Slatey misses playing with Sky, so he accommodates Oreo. Smooshie is the black & white cat who loves EVERYONE:

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Well, it is time again for little Breezy’s homemade physical therapy (thanks to Adrienne for the helpful suggestions). He is doing a little better, his arms aren’t quite as stiff and (maybe because his big brothers crowd him out of the milk bar) he is the first to take an interest in a bit of puppy food. All the pups have little teeth now and every living creature in their vicinity is now their chew toy. They are learning that funky Husky woowootalk from their momma as well, so now the yips and yaps are also accompanied by little howls and happy growls!

Please keep our baby animals in your prayers. We know that lots of veterinarian visits need to happen soon, so the fundraiser note below will continue to be included in my blog posts, even when I’m not writing about pets.

 

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With the arrival of puppies and kittens following quickly on the heels of some unexpected financial obstacles, I am holding a fundraiser to help get meet the expenses of veterinarian visits and supplies – especially for our pup Breezy, the runt, who appears to have some kind of birth defect with his front legs. Please consider helping, if you can, and prayers are also welcome and appreciated.

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Surprise! KITTENS!

Three weeks ago, our dogs had puppies. One year ago, as some readers may recall, hubby rescued two feral kittens from getting crushed by construction equipment at his job. The kittens, Sky and Slatey, have grown up. Slatey got big, and we thought (hoped) that Sky had simply gotten fat. Yesterday, Sky showed us that “fat” wasn’t the correct word.

There was a pet disturbance in the basement with kitties staring at the ceiling and what sounded like mouse squeaks up above. And then Sky came out of the ceiling with a wet bottom. I had a feeling that it was a new kitten, not a mouse, up there. Sky wanted to eat and then back in the ceiling where she would growl. But mostly, Sky wanted to follow me wherever I went to meow at me. So, I sent the kids to fetch hubby and he tore apart the basement ceiling until he pulled out a very tiny, very cold, live little kitten. I put Sky and her baby in a box with some towels, and after helping the kitten to warm up, I helped the kitten find its momma’s milk supply. Sky still wanted to be with me wherever I went, so I ended up brining the kitty box into whatever room I had to be in and all the pets inspected the baby and kissed little Sky, the new mother. Bellah, who just had puppies, took it upon herself to help clean Sky’s uh, lady stuff. Eventually, Sky finally let me leave her and the baby in the bathroom with the door closed and when I checked on her a little later, she had just delivered a second kitten. The second baby is much bigger than the first and much better at nursing. I think the little one is struggling due to its first few hours being stuck inside the basement ceiling, hopefully it will get stronger now that it is freed and warm.

We will be needing lots of visits to the veterinarian for all these mommas and babies, but we recently got clobbered with some obstacles to being able to do so including hubby recently losing a over a week of wages after an unfortunate accident with a log splitter, my car self destructing, and my primary care doctor no longer accepting my insurance (I’m still not recovered from nearly dying in November and I still need medical care), and our local grocery store going out of business which forces me to borrow husband’s car to travel further and pay much more than I used to have to in order to get groceries.

We could use some help, if anyone can spare it, and prayers, and maybe encouraging words to keep me going while kittens and puppies, and their mothers, show me that they want my attention desperately every time I try to close my eyes to sleep at night.

Of course the silver lining is: PUPPIES AND KITTENS!!!!!! I will post pics of both whenever I can. The other silver lining is that being overrun with animals born right here, hubby ought to be cured of his taking home every stray that crosses his path – I hope! 😉

Here is Sky with her kittens:

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Here is a pile of puppies (I just took this):

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Puppies of the Resistance!

Last August, hubby brought home a white Siberian Husky who needed a home. Her name is Bellah and she has beautiful ice blue eyes. Our dog Oreo (a Dalmation/Lab mix) immediately fell in love with her and finally learned some doggy manners in an effort to impress Bellah. Oreo’s efforts eventually paid off as winter’s cold set in and Bellah decided that starting a family might be more interesting than eating Oreo’s face, although she still likes to chew on him and he still lets her.

Two weeks ago Sunday, on Leap Day, Bellah brought three new little puppies into our world. I had learned about the things I might have to do to help her delivery, but Bellah was a champ & took care of it all – including the cleanup. She left no mess and six hours after she started, we had soft and clean fuzzy little puppies to love. She was very protective at first, but she soon let us cuddle the pups so she could get a break once in a while and now she lets Oreo kiss his babies occasionally without getting bitten. She has finally let me take some pictures to share with you all too. Enjoy!

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The dogs are benefiting from my refusal to discard the baby equipment that I had for my kids. That’s the old crib mattress the happy parents are relaxing on and that’s the old baby cage that kept the Lil’ Resisters out of trouble before they were big enough to figure out how to escape.

We’ve had many talks here about what to name the puppies, with the exception of the first born who we’ve always called Big Moose (Moosey) cuz he is so very large compared to the other two. Hubby insists that the brown one is Boscoe; I liked Brownie, but I got to name the black ones (Boscoe was originally named NotBlack by me) so he wins (pick yer battles), the littlest one is the third born who we used to call Threezey who now is called Breezy and he’s the runt grunt of the litter. None look like their momma but all have Husky type markings on their sweet little faces and they all have white tipped tails like their daddy. Their eyes opened this weekend and they look like they might be blue like their mom, but it is too early to know for sure.

We were going to give the puppies away to close friends, but now that they are here I don’t think any of us can bear to do that because we love them so much. The cats seem to like them too, so far, although Bellah warns them off if they get too close. Our dogs & cats have always been good friends.

So that’s the latest happy news from The Resister House, I look forward to sharing more with you all as they continue to grow.

 

 

This post is linked at BlazingCatFur. Thanks, BCF!

This post is linked at Adrienne’s Corner. Thank you, Adrienne!

 

 

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They Stole All That I Had And More

If it hadn’t been for the pizza joint, I have no idea when I would have finally found out that I’ve been robbed.

Being that today is a Friday during Lent, I called to have a pizza delivered for dinner. My car gasped its last a week ago so I’m housebound for the foreseeable unless hubby is home from work and I can use his car. I don’t have any paper money handy here, so I put the pizza on my debit card. A few minutes after I ordered it, the restaurant called me saying that my card had been declined.

I knew there was around $400 in my bank account so it made no sense to me that a two digit dollar amount would not go through. I checked my balance online and to my horror I saw that my account was overdrawn by nearly $150 due to a pending electronic check of about $500 that I never authorized. I have no idea who made this fraudulent check and unlike every transaction that I ever actually made, there is no information available about who this fake check is even going to! 

I called my bank hoping to find out what the heck was going on and they could not tell me who is stealing my money and they can’t (or won’t) stop the unauthorized transaction from going through, so I can’t access my money until after they do an investigation and there’s nothing I can do except wait the five days they say it will take to look into it. The fake check is “pending” but the bank won’t stop it from processing and giving the criminals my money – if the bank would stop the crook’s fake check from processing then I would not be overdrawn and I’d still have access to my money instead of some criminal getting it while I wait, penniless, for the bank’s procedure to play out.

It’s almost as if the bank is more interested in protecting thieves than it is in protecting its customers. Five hundred bucks might not seem like a big deal to some people, but that was my freaking grocery money. And money to buy dog food for my dog who just had puppies and needs extra nutrition to make good milk for her babies. So the criminal and the bank are not just hurting me and my family, they are also hurting sweet innocent helpless little 11 day old puppies. How evil is THAT?

Too bad my bank didn’t use some of the taxpayer funded bailout money they got a few years ago to make it so customers didn’t lose all access to their funds when a some unknown criminal makes a fraudulent transaction against a customer’s account.

I just had to get that off my chest.

I will be blogging about those sweet little puppies soon, I’m waiting for my dog to let me take pictures and she isn’t ready yet. Momma dog is very protective of her pups. Too bad I can’t feed the crook who robbed me to her, because she is gonna be hungry and since she had those babies she is also perfectly happy to try to bite people.

 

 

 

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