Breed: Mixed Breed
Current Location: Centennial, CO
Adoption Date: April 30, 2022
Adopted by: Tammie and Larry Cahn
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Annie Oakley.
Yesterday Annie Oakley was introduced to the ranch. This girl is so shy and shut down that Jenn couldn’t get her to go outside to potty without a leash and making her go. Within 2 minutes at the ranch she already went from the inside to the outside on her own. You can spot her by her teats with milk that need to dry up. Her pups are weaned and she didn’t like being a mama and wanted to be done with them. Her behavior with other dogs if you watch closely is what we call low. She is nervous and slinks around but you can also tell it makes her happy as she wiggles and begins to run and play a little bit. She’s the kind of dog who will really benefit from the company of other dogs showing her how to be social and confident and how to be a balanced dog.
Come on over to the Ranch Annie, lets see who you can be….
Annie Oakley is still happiest inside, but we are working on hanging outside more and more so she can get used to all the noises. If left on her own, she would choose to cower in the corner. Poor girl is just afraid of everything. She is doing well walking on a leash and does watch me and sometimes follow behind me in the yard. She will sit by me and let me pet her head. She even lets me kiss on her squishy face although I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m crazy for doing that. She is pretty much done with feeding the puppies and tells them so. Almost time to move on to the next chapter of your life sweet girl. Your puppy raising days are almost over. Hang in there for just a while longer.
Annie Oakley says hi. She is still pretty observant and “on alert” most of the time. She is doing great with her puppies. She was a dog from the streets and thinks the outside world is something she never wants to see again. Foster mom isn’t on board with that so we take several breaks during the day to sit outside and soak in the sun. She is very fast at catching flies. She does follow me around outside now and is doing pretty well with leash walking. Hopefully soon she will realize that outside is not a bad place. She seems to like to lean against me and enjoys being petted. Baby steps pretty girl. You will get there.
“Annie wants to curl in a ball around the pups, which makes it difficult to feed too many at a time since not all nipples are accessible. Despite that, most pups gained weight. A couple maintained and a couple lost weight. Annie doesn’t seem to mind if I rotate them leaving some in the incubator so I will try that during the day, which gives each group ample time to nurse and be with their mama because there aren’t enough nipples for everyone at once. I need to make sure that all pups are getting plenty of opportunity to nurse. We are very happy that all 12 of them are wiggly active pups.”
16 puppies born in 5 hours is pretty darn phenomenal. 12 live puppies is a huge undertaking and Jenn had her work cut out for her. We of course don’t know if they will all survive as newborn puppies are very delicate and unpredictable. They will get the best care possible and we can only hope and pray that Annie Oakley will be a good mama with lots of milk.
This is going to be a huge event with the most puppies ever expected from any mama dog in our rescue. Lordy let’s hope its uneventful but we are ready for anything if its not.
So the radiologist sees 15
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