OMW!!! I love dogs, but 44, YIKES!! And here I have been stressing about bringing home #2.Aww, poor babies... I know what you mean. My husband worked with a man (now retired) who takes in rescues who were otherwise about to be euthanized. Get this, he and his wife now have FORTY-FOUR DOGS. When my hubby told me this, I frowned and said, "That is animal abuse... there's no way they can give that many dogs the love and one-on-one attention they need."
He said that's what he had thought at first, but the man and his wife actually make a point to give each and every dog a ton of love and attention. They're retired and spend all their time caring for and giving love to all these pups. They have two king-sized beds next to each other in their master bedroom where a lot of the pups sleep with them, and another king-sized bed in another room... they have a huge fenced property where they can romp and play with each other, but spend a lot of time indoors too... it sounds crazy but I guess it can work!
That said, although my dh and I joke about having five Poodles someday, that's a LOT of time and work! Hopefully all of these seven pups will find wonderful loving homes!
I am going to help my groomer with the seven until we can find homes for all of them. Luckly all but one of them have been s/n and are all less than 4 years old so they should be easy to find homes for. The bad thing is is that the one that hasn't been spayed is pregnant. That would be the teeny tiny poodle that I would really like to keep for myself. She was pregnant when this lady got her (she only had her for a few weeks before she died) and is suppose to be pregnant by a tiny yorky (yeah, more designer mutts). She is the sweetest little poodle though. She looks just like my Bella, but she only weighs about 5lbs. She isn't much bigger than my hand and she is only 18 months old.