Oh boy... what a week it has been. On Christmas Eve, we took in this little dude for a very short-term foster:
His name is Felix, he is about 10 weeks old, and on December 24th, he flew from the Turks & Caicos to Montreal via Miami, his final destination being Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue, from where we adopted Chloe and Dodger.
EOPR put out a call for someone to look after him until Boxing Day. My friend Jackie kindly offered to pick him up at the airport and drive him to our place so that we could temporarily foster him.
As you can see, Felix had no problems settling in.
He is already 98% potty-trained! That sweater had a big Santa face on the back. SO cute!
He's good with cats! Actually I think he was in shock.
You can apply through their website. EOPR is located in Ottawa. I don't think he's going to have any trouble finding a home. Felix was easy for me to resist, because he is so adoptable. But as you will see towards the end of this post, another puppy is trying to suck us into her vortex of adorability!
Meanwhile, Christmas day was a write-off. Gordon woke up with a fever of almost 103F and was sick as the proverbial dog. We were supposed to have his mother over until Boxing Day, but none of us wanted her exposed to the flu, so she got to spend Christmas Day by herself. She was very good about that, but I felt bad. If I had had the time, I would have gone to visit her, but I had zero chore help on Christmas Day (Gordon was supposed to be my chore help!) so I spent five hours doing chores and the rest of the time looking after my poor sick husband. Fortunately I don't seem to have caught his bug.
I did find some time to spend cuddling Monty on Christmas...
But mostly I was having pity-party for one on December 25!
Monty is a real leaner and cuddler. He really is the most awesome dog, even if he does tend to smell like goat these days. He's 10 months old now and enormous. He is super smart (too smart!!), sweet and he has quite the sense of humour. I enjoyed my time with him on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, here's the January centrefold!
Dodger has no shame whatsoever.
And, er, um, er, when EOPR picked up Felix, they left this gal behind....
Her name is Gigi and she is a 5-month old Jampup like Dodger and Chloe (from Jamaica.) She is lovely but quite shy, so we agreed to foster her for a few weeks and help her come out of her shell. Except...
...she is turning out to be irresistible, and she fits in a little too well. Yesterday she spent several hours sleeping with her head on Gordon's shoulder.
And as you can see, I can't have three dogs in the house because it leaves no room on the bed for me! Last night I had nowhere to put my legs and ended up sleeping diagonally between Dodger and Emily the cat. Because I am now totally soft in the head! I never used to let dogs sleep on the bed. I have completely lost it.
We don't have white bedding, by the way. That's a cheapo bedspread I put over our pretty new duvet cover that I will apparently never see because our bed is always covered in smelly animals! ;)
And here is Gigi's ad from EOPR:
But I'm not convinced we are going to be able to give her up.
Houston, we have a problem...