Snow day

Feb. 6th, 2017 11:46 am
gwyn: (walken wonderland)
[personal profile] gwyn
It snowed last night, but while I was up it was "wintry mix" snrain, mostly, and I'm so used to the snow they keep promising us not appearing, but nope, when I got up to take care of the terrors and nightmare mum, there was lots more white stuff, and when I woke up there was about three inches--a rarity in Seattle. We do get snow, sometimes lots of it, but then we'll have a couple years like these past ones where nothing happens. It's still coming down in fluffy wet flakes. All my bamboo is bent over, and I just made a perimeter check to make sure nothing looked like it would snap any lines.

I took mama out in a little jacket, just to show her the snow and see if she'd go under the trees to potty, but she didn't like it and went under the deck. If she peed there, I don't know, but then she came out and whined because she didn't want to walk through it to get to the stairs.

The babies are getting so big, and they are strong enough now to pull the potty pads out from under the pen, and then eat them. I'm afraid one of them will get an obstruction in their belly. The rescue group has pretty much abandoned me--tough shit, I guess, if they need to be split up and I'm overwhelmed. There's a potential the mama had ringworm, which means a lot of people won't take the babies, but the culture takes TWO FUCKING WEEKS and so here I am, in this nightmare scenario with potentially ringwormy babies no one will want. The other foster fell through because of that. They need to be split up badly, they are overwhelming at this point--they're awake a lot more, playing and fighting, and being seriously desctructive. They also should stop nursing, but they haven't, and that's a problem in its own right.

And now with snow I'm even more a prisoner in my own house. I'm so depressed sometimes I with I could just walk out and leave and never come back. But all the animals need me, so here I am.

Anyway. It's pretty outside.




ETA: This is what happens when we get snow or windstorms, or super heavy rain, especially in my area where there is tons of old-growth parkland or greenbelts--this is the street over from me, heading downhill toward the water, which is my primary walking route when I have time to do that.


Date: 2017-02-06 09:13 pm (UTC)
ixchel55: (anim dog lick)
From: [personal profile] ixchel55
Man that sucks that the organization that you've helped out so many times is just hanging you out to dry this way with your Band of Furry Marauders. I hope you get some relief soon.

Date: 2017-02-07 04:27 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (kittens - Claudia - ear tufts)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'm sorry things are so hard with the foster litter. ;_;

Date: 2017-02-07 06:53 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
That's rotten that they've left you in the lurch with the puppies and mama - I hate to say it but can you take the litter back to the rescue group? Or at least threaten to take them back? It sucks, but it sounds like they're really taking advantage of you, and you're really exhausted.

If the puppies have ringworm, do you have to wait for the cultures, or can you start treating them? If it's like ringworm here, you need to treat for two weeks with an antifungal cream, which on top of a two week wait for cultures sounds a bit untenable.

Date: 2017-02-12 12:42 pm (UTC)
sperrywink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sperrywink
I hope you have gotten some relief from the mama and puppies now. Good luck at any rate.

{{{hugs}}}

And I hope the weather is less snowy.

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