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It takes me a while toget through all my emails and I just came across this one that was sent before Mother's day. It sounds like something we should all be aware of.......

Mother's Day story

So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.

Well we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES it. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys a re fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up.

Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and and the baby loaded in the car and am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli. He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped." Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.

And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth.

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.
 

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Thankfully Shanny just takes it and carries it around. Though if we had a cat I'm sure she'd be the one to swipe the cat butt with it. LOL
 

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I can just see her doing it too - and I have to admit I did immediately think of her when I read it. :)

On another note - Laura - I don't know how you do it. The puppy thing. OMG! The poop never stops. And just when I think I've cleaned it all up and changed out the paper/pads/bedding and I take a moment to take the trash out - by the time I return they've made new messes for me to clean up. I don't know why anyone would ever want to go thru this more than once.

Maybe I'm over feeding them - how much should 4, almost 5 week old pups be eating in a meal? I'm feeding them 3 times a day and mom still lets them nurse for very brief sessions -like a few minutes here and there throughout the day.

I'm going to start tryiworking on getting her milk to dry up this weekend - I hope it's ok to do this now. There's so much conflicting info out there I never know exactly what to do.
 

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Barron Bunch said:
I can just see her doing it too - and I have to admit I did immediately think of her when I read it. :)

On another note - Laura - I don't know how you do it. The puppy thing. OMG! The poop never stops. And just when I think I've cleaned it all up and changed out the paper/pads/bedding and I take a moment to take the trash out - by the time I return they've made new messes for me to clean up. I don't know why anyone would ever want to go thru this more than once.

Maybe I'm over feeding them - how much should 4, almost 5 week old pups be eating in a meal? I'm feeding them 3 times a day and mom still lets them nurse for very brief sessions -like a few minutes here and there throughout the day.

I'm going to start tryiworking on getting her milk to dry up this weekend - I hope it's ok to do this now. There's so much conflicting info out there I never know exactly what to do.
I recall a post made by Laura about 3 litters ago...she lost it..completely lost it. The title of the thread was puppy **** I think. or something like that and she lost her minddddd cleaning up after the little poopers and was looking forward to them ALL going home lol
 

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Barron Bunch said:
On another note - Laura - I don't know how you do it. The puppy thing. OMG! The poop never stops. And just when I think I've cleaned it all up and changed out the paper/pads/bedding and I take a moment to take the trash out - by the time I return they've made new messes for me to clean up. I don't know why anyone would ever want to go thru this more than once.

Maybe I'm over feeding them - how much should 4, almost 5 week old pups be eating in a meal? I'm feeding them 3 times a day and mom still lets them nurse for very brief sessions -like a few minutes here and there throughout the day.
Now you know why I laugh when someone says "oh I'd want to keep them all---how do you let them go?" HA, very easily!!!

I don't measure food at this point. I do have a formula somewhere that shows what you should be feeding, I just need to find it.

Dina, I doubt if you're over feeding them. Puppies crap every 30 seconds I swear.
 

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WeHeartLabs said:
I recall a post made by Laura about 3 litters ago...she lost it..completely lost it.
I bet that was Libby's first litter when she had 11.
 
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