Fuzzims, was a stray dog that came into our neighborhood around the end of May beginning of June in 2013. We had noticed her in our neighbor’s backyard whimpering. The original owners of the home had recently moved out of state and were renting their home to a new family. I automatically thought that it was the new family’s dog. Every day I would hear him whimpering.
So after a few weeks of listening to the whimpering I went over to see what was going on with this little dog. Come to find out it was a Pomeranian that looked very similar to our Lola. Our new neighbors thought that the Pom was ours… and we thought it was theirs. The both of us were baffled.
The new neighbor had told me that they were feeding her, but said that they were too busy to have a dog. They did try to take care of her the best they could, but she would always escape to our backyard by digging under the fence and making her way through. She should have been a Magician because she was good at escaping.
By father’s day 2013, she had begun to just stay with us.. my husband & I took her to our local PetSmart to get scanned for a microchip with hopes of seeing if anyone recognized her… no chip, and no one knew her. We also then decided that it would be a good idea to visit our local shelter in case anyone came looking for her. We were on the fence if we were going to leave her there or not. We asked them to do their own microchip search; they did, to no avail.
The shelter people said we could leave her but we didn’t feel right about it. Then out of the blue, one of the workers suggested that she might be pregnant. That was it… we were taking her home. We put some feelers out for anyone that might have lost her but no one came forward. So now that we had her, my son and I cleaned her up, trimmed her nails and gave her proper food so she wouldn’t have anymore diarrhea.
That shelter person had me very curious about if she was pregnant, so I called Adobe Animal Hospital and told them the story. They suggested we do an ultrasound but said it would be best to wait two weeks because of the time we had her.
While we were in a holding pattern with the Animal Hospital, waiting our two weeks… yep, you guessed it. She was pregnant and decided it was a good idea to have her pups outside in the backyard next to the sliding glass window. This was thrilling and a little nerve racking at the same time. This was my first experience fostering a dog let alone having little puppies being born. I’ve had a cat give birth to kittens before but never pups. So off to Google I went to find out what to do. I had no idea that they were each born with an individual membrane that surrounded their little bodies and you need to break it so they can take their first breath.
I was a little anxious when the first one came out… we thought she might be “still” born, due to her very pale color and refusal to take her first breath. I didn’t know what to do so I started talking to her… “breath little puppy, breath… come little puppy, breath”… and with a gasp, she breathed. I cleaned her little body up and went back to helping Fuzzims. We didn’t realize at the time but she was so pale her fur was white, we named her Sissy. I was helping Fussims by holding her leg up while she cried and pushed, then out came another, I helped him to breath ,cleaned and dried him and we named him Rocko, the only male pup. He was much bigger than the first… and then out came Gigi the last to be born and the baby of the litter. So began our journey, the story of Fuzzims & her babies.
If you would be interested in adopting either Fuzzims or her babies, please contact me by clicking this link: Pommy Mommy Adoption Application