Day 15-Puppy Breath, how sweet it is!

First of all, today was AMAZING!  It was crazy busy and yet filled with wonder!

The first amazing thing was that the repair was done on my dryer!!!!! I have never been so happy to do laundry in my entire life!  I think the song says “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” and boy was that ever true for my broken dryer. The laundry has been stacking up in preparation for the repair appointment today as we were without a dryer for over a week, and I watch as he was ripping apart my dryer hoping I wouldn’t hear the words that he couldn’t fix it….after about 1 1/2 hours he had fixed it and said “you can try using it a little longer until it gives out”.  That didn’t sound promising to me, but the best part is that I’ve ordered a new washer and dryer that will arrive mid-December.  So as long as it works for a couple more weeks it’s perfect!  After I ordered the new washer and dryer, Ken said the puppies were getting a little bit expensive for his tastes! (With a smirk of course:)

Then a friend stopped over and brought some treats for breakfast and a visit-knowing that she would find me at home, probably in the whelping box, and thought I could use some company:)  We had a great chat and it was fun to catch up and talk about life and puppies!

Around noon, Mark came to do some filming of the puppies and Sugar for the documentary and we (as in Sugar, puppies and I) had a blast in the box-second to last day of bio sensor training, nail clipping, adorable puppy faces, eyes opening…..really, it just doesn’t get much better than that 🙂 I’m amazed that someone who has traveled the world for amazing opportunities, documentaries, and interviews is taking precious time to come and film this process of whelping assistance dogs and is sincerely amazed by it, and I am humbled to think that he chooses to further the mission of Can Do Canines with his incredible skills and talents and that I get to help tell the story! In our conversation, I told Mark that I’m sure one day someone will discover that being in the presence of puppies will cure some disease-there is just NO way I will believe that the feelings I have when I am around them do nothing in the long run and only make me feel good for the immediate time frame.


Mark doing some filming

Green had opened his eyes yesterday, and today Miss White and Mr. Blue followed suit! If it’s even possible, their faces get more adorable with the eyes peeking out at you from a wrinkled face.


Miss White showing off her peepers!

This afternoon I got the first strong scent of puppy breath!  It’s been a “hint” of smell before but this afternoon Ken got home from work, picked up a puppy to greet it as part of his daily routine and all I heard was “Puppy Breath!”.  I came in and sure enough there was a definite aroma that for me is incredibly endearing, calming, and all of those words that make you feel warm and fuzzy 🙂


Miss White giving Ken some licks-

According to this is what a vet says about that sweet breath that many of us fall in love with:

A puppy’s sweet breath may be the combination of a couple of different things. “Puppies are still drinking their mother’s milk and are not yet exposed to the sometimes stinky foods that larger dogs eat,” says Dr. Thomas E. Catanzaro. “Their breath has that sweet mother’s milk smell because their mouths are clean and haven’t yet developed any bacteria or plaque, which typically causes odors.”

Dr. Catanzaro also notes that some vets believe sweet-smelling puppy breath is “the result of gas leaking into the puppy’s stomach from his developing esophagus.”


And so it’s already past 2am,  and I don’t know where the day went-but I’m sure I will drift off to sleep thinking about the oh so sweet aroma of everything wonderful on this journey 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 15-Puppy Breath, how sweet it is!

  1. Dyan says:

    I really must stop reading your posts out in public and not at home where I can freely ugly cry. Each one brings tears for some reason. Thank you for blogging this journey.


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