Jilly and Jarrah, cutie-pie foster puppies

Sunday I saw a sign at the shelter asking for someone to foster a couple of puppies for a few nights, as soon as I saw their faces I knew that I couldn’t leave without them. Jilly and Jarrah are Staffy Boxer X puppies and almost 8 weeks of age, so very cute and all I needed was agreement from the hubby 🙂

Once the puppies were home we set them up in our laundry, the shelter loaned us a crate and blankets and provided food, we bought a play pen and some toys and took the time to introduce them to our dogs. Maxi was not impressed, she’s not so great with other dogs and prefers to keep her distance with puppies and their sharp little teeth. Bundy played and sniffed and seemed quite happy, he even lay on the floor and let them climb on his face but after a day or two he seems content with leaving them be after a couple of minutes of interaction.

Jilly loves exploring and chewing on everything she can find, Jarrah is less adventurous however he also loves to chew and some of my plants are now covered in tiny puncture marks. Both love a snuggle after they eat and they keep their crate nice and clean, we just take them outside late in the evening so they don’t make too much mess in the play pen attached to the crate. My favourite time with them is in the evening when we curl up on the chair together and they climb over each other (and me) to get the best position on my lap before falling asleep. Mornings are fun too, I take them out into the yard to run on the grass and explore the garden, Bundy follows them for a while before he disappears on his morning walk with Dad, Maxi maintains a safe distance.

They have to go back to the shelter on Friday and hopefully some responsible, caring and kind people will make Jilly and Jarrah their own, I will miss their cutie-pie faces and the puppy smell.


33 thoughts on “Jilly and Jarrah, cutie-pie foster puppies

  1. Debra Kolkka April 3, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    How could anyone resist those little faces?

  2. Ogee April 4, 2013 / 12:18 am

    What a wonderful way to start my day!

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 7:06 am

      Yes indeed, they make me smile every morning even when I’m cleaning up after them 🙂

      • Ogee April 4, 2013 / 7:31 am

        Ahhh…you should have typed “poopies” instead of “puppies” – !!

      • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 11:40 am

        Oh yeah! Definitely ‘poopies’ 🙂

  3. Sheila April 4, 2013 / 12:31 am

    I’m guessing it’s going to be hard to bring them back. You might just have to keep them. 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 7:08 am

      It will be very hard to give them back, but we can’t keep more than two dogs (council regulations) and the two I have certainly don’t want any additions to our fur-kid family 🙂

  4. cravesadventure April 4, 2013 / 1:31 am

    Loving the eye patch on the one puppy – thanks for the puppy fix:) Have a Great Day!

    • twoblackdoggies April 5, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      You’re welcome, he is a cute little boy with his eye patch 🙂

  5. akiwiinlondon April 4, 2013 / 2:39 am

    Oh, they are absolutely gorgeous! Going to be hard saying goodbye to those little faces!

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 7:09 am

      I’m not looking forward to it, they have been such good little puppies and puppy cuddles are just the best!

      • akiwiinlondon April 5, 2013 / 8:14 am

        I completely agree with that – nothing beats a puppy cuddle 🙂

  6. restlessjo April 4, 2013 / 5:02 am

    Oh, Sam! You know you’ll never be able to give them back. Your dog food and vets bills just doubled!

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 7:12 am

      It has been delightful having puppies in the house again but we can’t keep them, our local council doesn’t permit more than two dogs on a house block of our size and as much as I love them the extra work and bills would be too much for me to handle. I may just have to keep fostering puppies to get my fix 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 11:41 am

      Thank you, I’m just so glad my husband warmed to the idea but wish I could say the same for our two black dogs – they’re less than impressed at having these little puppies taking up our time (and cuddles).

  7. This Sydney Life April 4, 2013 / 7:58 am

    How absolutely gorgeous! Nothing beats a puppy to make your heart melt… Except, maybe two!

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 11:39 am

      They are gorgeous little things and now we have them until Tuesday so I get to have puppy cuddles for a bit longer 🙂

  8. dogsinnercity April 4, 2013 / 10:02 am

    They are cutestars….great fotos love them..

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 11:38 am

      Aren’t they just? Glad you like the photos, have taken hundreds in just a couple of days 🙂

  9. picturette April 4, 2013 / 2:34 pm

    what a great way to get a puppy fix 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies April 4, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      It is indeed and fostering is the only way I’ll be getting my puppy fixes for quite some time 🙂

  10. megtraveling April 5, 2013 / 1:33 am

    They are just adorable and what a treat to have them stay with you! Good thing Bundy was there to show them the ropes… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies April 5, 2013 / 8:51 pm

      It has been truly delightful having puppies at home again and we’re very proud of Bundy, he has been a tolerant first time foster brother 🙂

  11. kareninhonolulu April 5, 2013 / 8:04 am

    They are adorable. Good on you for helping them out!

    • twoblackdoggies April 5, 2013 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, I’ve so enjoyed having puppies around, they are the cutest and funniest little things.

  12. Fabulous Fur Friends April 5, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    How gorgeous – good on you for caring for them for a few days. There is nothing better in the world than to see puppies playing and exploring the world. And oh, that adorable puppy smell – could just snuggle it up!

    • twoblackdoggies April 5, 2013 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you, it has been so much fun watching them explore the garden, tackle leaves (and each other) before crawling into their crate for a nap. Best of all we have them for a few more days while the shelter copes with a large number of incoming dogs that also need to be desexed, the puppies are with us for the weekend. The puppy smell is divine, I find myself sniffing their little heads when they’re curled up in my arms.

  13. gailkav April 7, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Puppies do smell good, don’t they? Like warm biscuits. I love the way you made your gallery, too.

    • twoblackdoggies April 8, 2013 / 10:42 am

      Warm biscuits…mmmmm. Thank you, the gallery is a wordpress feature and so easy to do from within the media gallery 🙂

  14. anyone4curryandotherthings April 29, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    oh Sam, how dreadful it will be for you to give them back. And sure enough they too will miss you in return. at least you are allowed to keep 2 dogs, in our Apartment building NO DOGS ETC. are allowed.All my previous dogs are in ‘doggy-heaven’ now, but I still miss them dreadfully. I follow you now so that I can enjoy all your lovely pictures. Carina

    • twoblackdoggies April 29, 2013 / 8:24 pm

      It was hard to give them back but knowing that one of them already had a new family waiting made it a little easier. The little boy Jarrah got adopted a few days later by a gentleman from another state who flew up here to meet and adopt him and I was so happy for Jarrah. Living where you can’t have a dog would be very hard and I’m sorry that you lost your precious dogs, that is heart breaking. Thank you Carina for stopping by and for liking my photos, I hope you continue to enjoy them 🙂

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