Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo Phriday: Filthy Little Monkeys

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Mother English shepherd and four pups arrived yesterday from a rural dog pound in Indiana.

We got a transport relay together at more or less the last minute. Net effect was to profane three cars instead of one. I could smell the little family in the second driver's closed car when she drove up.

Finished the last bath at 02:30 this morning. I consider them to be first draft baths; the initial step towards somewhat clean puppies of the future.

The male puppy (tricolor, bobtailed) is spoken for, as is (likely) Momma Hope. NESR is accepting applications on the three girls.


  1. Your post took me back to the day I picked up my adopted Lab Olive Oyl from the basement shelter that was housing her. She'd recently had a litter, was resplendent with swinging teats, and stank to high heaven.

    Good times.

  2. Maybe this is a good time to ask what that word is - the word for when fecal matter and tail fur have caused such a knot that the dog can't quit poop anymore. Or at least not effectively.

    As far as I know, this mostly happens to puppy mill dogs who spend days, weeks, months, maybe worse, in an airline crate...

  3. That's a good question. If there isn't a word for it, perhaps readers here can coin one.

    Ala Dan Savage's reader's coinage of "santorum."

  4. You've got some filthy little monkeys with very intelligent looking eyes. Sweet pack of lunatics! Ya gotta love puppies no matter how they smell at the moment. Thank you for what you do!


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