Everything will be OK from now on :-) on Flickr.
In just a few hours Lisa Chiarelli and I will take this beautiful family to their foster home with our friend Veronica Ferrantelli (Founder of The Dog Rescuers) who also fostered this AMAZING family I rescued (it is a MUST SEE RESCUE VIDEO):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFr8fm_oWNc&list=UUdu8QrpJd6r… If you’re blocked from watching it, here is an alternative link: vimeo.com/56922515 If you would like to adopt any of these family members, please contact: www.thedogrescuers.com More photo updates to come :-) Eldad
Iris (mom), Meg, Seth and Nathaniel. on Flickr.
After 14 days in this world, finally - a good night sleep for these pups :-)
Lap dogs :-) on Flickr.
Everybody on Lisa’s lap… ready to start a new chapter in their lives.
Getting ready to leave… on Flickr.
With help from Lisa and a kind neighbor (April), we got all the dogs into my car, and we headed out to the hospital.
Showing Iris that her pups are safe. on Flickr.
A very important step is to show the mom right away that we’re taking care of her pups… it immediately helps in calming her down.
First pup is on his way out… on Flickr.
Pretty challenging to handle a camera, a flashlight, and a puppy, but one by one, I got all 3 pups out of the den.
A few intense moment, and we’re good. on Flickr.
After pulling the mom out of the den, I asked Lisa to hold the gentle snare so I can calm the mom down.
Just as I approached, another ambulance passed by, but immediately after that I was able to touch her while Lisa Chiarelli placed a leash around her.
Lisa & Iris on Flickr.
While Lisa continued calming the mom down as cars were passing by fast, I could enter the den to save the puppies.
Time to pull the mom out of the hole. on Flickr.
Reaching into the den with our hands can be dangerous, and because the mom only has one eye, there is always a risk that she might understand a movement by us the wrong way, and so it was best to pull her out of the den, and deal with her in a safer way.
Opening a larger window. on Flickr.
When I’ll post the video you will really understand how challenging this was.
In order for us to get the family out, we had to do some late night gardening. At all times we had to work slow so the mom won’t bolt, and run away.