Yes. I admit it. This is big news. I meant to shower yesterday, but I was too busy stumbling around and being incoherent and dealing with puppies. It was important that I do it too, because I was gross. I mean, really and truly.
See, I mostly smelled like soured formula and puppy poo. You know what is really strange? The puppies, who are the source of all this unpleasant smell, don’t actually smell bad themselves. They smell more like… cookies? I don’t know, they smell surprising sweet when they are not actively making one of the bad smells. The bad smells linger on me like… a bad lingering smell.
Alright, I didn’t only stumble around. I left the house, and ran some errands and whatnot. I even made a dinner for my family (and guests) that involved a couple of hearts, and I think somebody took food photos, but it wasn’t me. Then today there were two airport runs and grocery shopping.
Also, always, the acquisition of more newspapers. Newspapers are important around here. I almost regret reading all my news online for the past 7 years, because if I’d been getting and keeping the paper all those years, I might have enough stored up for these puppies to leak all over.
But mostly, in between very difficult moments of functionality, I’ve stumbled around incoherently. Because of all the tired.
I just finished making up 26 ounces of puppy formula. This will last me for 3 feedings (times 3 puppies) and then I’ll mix more formula. I can’t do it on auto-pilot either, I must think about it each time, as the recipe keeps changing based on their health needs. Because of all the poo.
Yesterday the vet came over and provided us with magic white powder. I put a little tiny bit of the powder into each puppy’s bottle last night. It made the horrific never-ending, onslaught of diarrhea stop. Yay!
Then, at some point, all the poo stopped. Now, I am stressed by the lack of poo. Are you kidding me? Ugh. So, I am now on poo watch and adjusting the formula yet again. Shit happens, and if it doesn’t, I’ll be calling the vet again tomorrow. The poor vet must be so sick of me and all my whining about poo. Too much poo! Not enough poo! Poo Poo POO!
I need to go to sleep. Soon I will be up again to feed the puppies and hopefully clean up some poo. I hope.
In related and awesome news, a photo I took of Mindy yesterday went mildly viral and has been viewed over 3000 times. Also, it made cuteoverload.
The puppies are adorable, and little glimpses of personality are starting to emerge. I am looking forward to getting to know them better in the coming weeks, and helping to match them to a forever home. I think they will all make wonderful pets.